Our Youth Climate Advocates programme aims to empower young people aged 11-24 to take action on sustainable consumption in their local communities across the Highlands. 

Advocates will have the opportunity to gain a "Carbon Literate" certification, engage in local climate action and volunteer through the Highland Community Waste Partnership.


Climate Emergency Training for Youth Climate Advocates

Keep Scotland Beautiful is offering free Climate Emergency Training to 11-24 year olds in the Highlands, with a focus on sustainable consumption, as part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership.

This Climate Emergency Training course consists of three, two-hour sessions, taken over three weeks. Each session is delivered online by a qualified facilitator, followed by a number of self-study tasks to be completed before the next session. Following this training our Advocates will be invited to get involved in future Highland Community Waste Partnership activities and events.


The training is available in the following ways for different age brackets:



Do you work with young people aged 11-24 in the Highlands?

We can arrange to provide bespoke Youth Climate Advocate training for groups.

The course provides an introduction to the causes and impacts of climate change and what can be done to address it.

As well as a chance to take action in their community, Youth Climate Advocates can receive a Carbon Literacy certification, which can be added to CVs, university applications, Duke of Edinburgh awards, or contribute to other schemes such as the High Life Highland Green Leadership Award.

To find out more please send us an enquiry below:



What it means to be a Youth Climate Advocate

Once participants have completed their training, we'll support them to deepen their knowledge and put what they've learned into practice through the following activities:




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