Supporting families with getting outdoors

2020-10-27T12:28:09+00:00October 27th, 2020|

Natureplay for families and pre-school children We supported many families during the October holidays in a number of different ways. We continued our nature play sessions for a further two weeks, giving parents more time to spend with their children in the outdoors. The nature play sessions have been

4 Eco-friendly activities for a Green Halloween

2020-11-03T11:12:46+00:00October 24th, 2020|

Pumpkin carving Halloween is such a fun time of year, don’t you think? All the costumes, the sweets, the spooky films – there is so much to love! And there are loads of ways to celebrate Halloween without harming our lovely planet. Whether you use materials you already

Supporting Schools with Outdoor Learning

2020-10-01T08:55:18+01:00October 1st, 2020|

Outdoor Learning Challenge 2019 This time last year was the Outdoor Learning Challenge in Holyrood park hosted by City of Edinburgh Council. We worked with around 150 pupils over two days, lighting kelly kettles, toasting marshmallows, drinking hot chocolate and listening to stories in the tipi tent. Unfortunately

The Green Team meets Cabinet Secretary

2020-09-23T14:06:14+01:00September 23rd, 2020|

sharing our volunteering support with Aileen Campbell Today we presented at an online meeting with Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government. The Green Team was one of six organisations presenting, as recipients of funding through the Volunteering Support Fund.  Impact Funding Partners asked us to

Edinburgh Council Launches climate initiative

2020-08-27T08:57:49+01:00August 27th, 2020|

Edinburgh Talks Climate The City of Edinburgh Council has recently launched Edinburgh Talks Climate which has started a new phase of engagement and collaboration around climate change. They have launched a new challenge aimed specifically at younger people in Edinburgh. They want to know what most concerns young

Green Team offers Nature Connection for Volunteer Leaders

2020-08-27T09:20:52+01:00August 25th, 2020|

nature connection After 18 weeks of meeting online, some of the Nature Connection group met at Bawsinch Nature reserve in Duddingston ... 4 hours of wellbeing activities and reconnecting was just the ticket on an extremely hot day. The Nature Connection Group was started at the beginning of

Green Team shortlisted for Scottish Charity of the Year Award

2020-08-13T16:56:13+01:00August 14th, 2020|

Changing lives through environmental programmes for young people Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector. The Green Team has been announced as a finalist for the Scottish Charity of the Year Award, the only

The Green Team supports CAMHS programme

2020-08-05T16:40:59+01:00August 5th, 2020|

Supporting positive mental health and reconnecting with nature Lockdown has been challenging for a lot of young people. This is especially true for young people with autistic spectrum disorder or mental health issues. With some Covid response funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation we ran two summer programmes

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