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Junior Eco-Friendly

We are currently working together with some local schools and are keen to support and be in partnership with young people and schools in Garforth.

We have supported Strawberry Fields, Green Lane, and Ninelands Lane Primary Schools with gardening and wildlife projects. We also work with representatives through the Junior Eco-Friendly Schools Council.

Why this is important...

We are witnessing increased vulnerability to climate change. Nature is in serious decline across the UK but we depend on a healthy environment for our wellbeing and prosperity.
  • Since 2000, the world has experienced 14 out of the 15 hottest years on record, due to climate change (Committee on Climate Change 2017)
  • 53% of species in the UK declined between 2002 and 2013 (8) and the UK is now one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world with one in seven species facing extinction
  • In 2016, CO2 levels were at their highest ever recorded and Artic Sea ice was at its lowest ever winter level (World Meteorological Organization 2017)
  • Concern has been expressed that young people spend less time in nature compared to previous generations and thus feel disconnected with the environment – a 2016 survey found that 12% of children had not spent any time in the natural environment in the last year.
  • There are widespread concerns that young people and children now lack knowledge about nature.
  • 62% of young people in the UK said climate change made them fearful for the future, in a recent attitudes survey.
Figures & statements taken from 'Our Bright Future' website
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