Young Scot – Low Carbon Behaviour Project

The Young Scot low-carbon behaviours project uses their interactive Rewards platform to incentive and reward young people, for making sustainable life choices; including engaging with the climate challenge community projects and making choices which reduce their carbon footprint when shopping, travelling, working and living.

The two year pilot project, aimed at those transitioning into independent living, has been a huge success and has seen over 39,000 young people complete low-carbon related activities through the scheme. Over 200 national and regional partnerships were formed through the project and the good news is that they have been funded for another year to continue this exciting work.

The project was very innovative as it was co-designed with young people, which has produced some fascinating insights into young people’s views on climate change. A Report has been written, based on engagement with over 9000 young people and offers ideas on ways to engage young people in activities that aim to mitigate climate change. The full report is available on the Young Scot website here:

http://www.youngscot.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Low_Carbon_Behaviors_Insight_Report.pdf

Laura Copley, the Development Officer, would be delighted to come along to your organisation and share a presentation of these findings with your staff. If you would like to get involved with the project, please get in touch with Laura, email: Laurac@youngscot.org, Tel: 0131 313 2488  website: http://www.youngscot.net

 

 

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