At the Green Team we are passionate about supporting young people to find their place in nature. Spending time outdoors as a child or young person produces a life-long love of nature and the natural environment. We believe every child has a right to these positive outdoor experiences and we run programmes of activities which help them do so.
For some it’s the opportunity to take part in an environmental volunteering project, making practical improvements to local parks and woodlands. Or just enjoying spending time outside engaging in nature, having fun floating mini rafts down a river.
For others, it is the opportunity to use nature for personal development: building resilience, confidence and relationships, exploring risk, undertaking learning and developing new skills.
And for everyone it’s the opportunity to spend time with others outdoors, feeling a sense of satisfaction and achievement, making new friends and enjoying the peace and calm of greenspaces.
We are proud that our programmes support both environmental and personal development goals. As a small charity, we couldn’t do it without the help of some amazing volunteers, partners organisations, funders and fundraisers. Their efforts make a huge difference to the young people we work with. Young people like Anna:
I surprised myself by doing a lot more than I thought I could. I had a great time taking part in all the activities and meeting new people.
We are a registered charity working in and around Edinburgh. If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.