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Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World

Did you know that the green transition is set to generate 8.4 million jobs worldwide for young people by 2030? 

As the world moves towards a more sustainable economy, it's crucial for young individuals to be equipped with the necessary green skills to navigate and thrive in this changing environmental landscape.

This year, for International Youth Day, we embrace the theme of Green Skills for Youth as we recognise the importance of equipping young people with skills, knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society.

R&Co4Generations is proud to collaborate with partners who celebrate the potential of young people and empower youth with skills for the future.

Read on to learn more about some of our partners and their role in accelerating the transition towards a sustainable world.

Acker, Germany

Acker works towards creating a more sustainable world through promoting appreciation for nature and food. By bringing schoolchildren and their teachers together to engage in workshops and activities focused on nature, sustainability, and fresh vegetables they inspire an entire generation to connect with nature and develop a passion for sustainability.

Enactus, UK and France

Enactus equips a global network of young leaders to transform society through real-life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise projects.

Through a comprehensive experiential platform, Enactus is developing the skills and talents of over 3,000 university students across 65 campuses throughout the UK, and positively impacting the lives of 10,000+ beneficiaries each year.

Garden School Foundation, USA

Garden School Foundation provides in-depth garden-based education to youth in Los Angeles, strengthening connections between food justice, environmental stewardship, and community health. By using the full transformative potential of school gardens as teaching sites, they nurture a healthy and mindful generation of children that care for their health, their communities, and the earth.

L’Ecole de la Transition Ecologique, France

(ETRE) provides young people with the opportunity to learn about the climate crisis and sustainability through free practical training. They work throughout France to equip those entering the workforce with the necessary skills needed for the green economic transition and sustainable development.

L’Ecole Polaire, France

L’Ecole Polaire is an educational institution that aims to raise awareness and engage young people in the climate cause. The school takes students out of the classroom to give them tools for the ecological transition. The project is centered around the idea of sensitising students to climate change by exploring the beauty and fragility of the polar regions. The school offers polar workshops for children aged 8 to 15 to raise awareness of climate change and the poles. The school's pedagogical project is focused on the sensitisation and engagement of young people in the climate cause.

Le Murier, Guernsey

Le Murier is a special education secondary school catering for a wide variety of needs. Students are offered a broad and balanced curriculum with a view to promoting skills for learning, life and living. Through their ‘Wilderness’ outdoor classroom students from the school and neighbouring islands can have hands-on lessons on sustainability and biodiversity.

London School of Architecture, UK

The London School of Architecture (LSA) was established to create a distinctive new model for educating architecture students, as a positive and proactive response to the pressures facing higher education in general and architectural education in particular. The LSA offers a range of programmes for students and professionals in the built environment, including Part 0, for young people aged 13-19 aims to widen access to future-facing built environment practice, emphasising green skills and removing economic, cultural and social barriers to equity and diversity.

SUGi, Global

SUGi builds biodiversity, climate resilience, and wellbeing for communities in cities by creating ultra-dense, diverse, and wild pocket forests.

These forests provide a range of social, environmental, and ecological benefits beyond just capturing carbon. They act as outdoor classrooms for local schools and communities, offer people a hands-on learning experience about the connection between local plants, biodiversity, and the significance of supporting local wildlife and pollinators.

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