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Green Team becomes Volunteer Charter Champion

2023-12-07T16:34:46+00:00November 1st, 2023|

We're a Volunteer Charter Champion! At The Green Team we place considerable value on our volunteers and recognise the enormous contribution they make to the success of our organisation and to the lives of the young people involved in our programmes. That is why in October this year we

Green Team Supports World Clean Up Day

2023-12-07T16:01:33+00:00October 1st, 2023|

World Clean Up Day with Decathlon We were delighted to be asked to support Decathlon's litter pick event for World Clean Up Day on the 17th September this year at Sighthill Park. We provided a small support team consisting of members of our youth panel and staff along with

Green Team at Volunteer Fair 2023

2023-09-14T10:50:04+01:00September 14th, 2023|

Carbon Conscious Always conscious of our carbon footprint, we arrived at the Volunteer Fair on 13th September on our cargo bike with all the things for our stall on board - including Margon's collection of crocheted animals and some windfall apples! Volunteer with us We spoke to lots of

New electric minibus is on it’s way!

2023-08-24T19:14:54+01:00August 22nd, 2023|

Carbon Conscious At the Green Team we are always very conscious of our impact on the planet, and we are proud of the positive change our projects make – whether that is tree-planting to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, removing non-native invasive species to enhance biodiversity or other tasks.

Green Shoots – changing lives

2023-08-24T18:15:16+01:00August 15th, 2023|

Green Shoots: Transition Days Our Green Shoots programme supports young people around the age of 12-14 (S1-S3) who are experiencing challenges in their life. The programme runs during term time in blocks of 8-10 weeks and gives the young people the opportunity to develop as individuals in a safe

Green Team supports Discover! Programme

2023-08-24T10:46:35+01:00August 7th, 2023|

“this is amazing” “ great to see parents so engaged with their children” This summer we supported City of Edinburgh Council with their Discover! programme, facilitating nature play in local parks. The Discover programme is open to disadvantaged families accessing free school meals to alleviate pressures during the school

Fun and games at Summer Holiday Activity Week

2023-08-24T10:44:41+01:00August 1st, 2023|

The summer holiday club week which ran from 17th-21st July was such a delight this year. We really explored all over Edinburgh and the Lothians. We enjoyed trips to the coast fossil hunting, woodland conservation work in East Lothian, a trip to Five Sisters Zoo to help with their invertebrate

Summer Residential on Eigg

2023-08-24T20:06:53+01:00July 24th, 2023|

At the start of the summer holidays a group from Skylarks and Green Volunteers spent a week on the majestic Isle of Eigg.  Working alongside community groups and the local wildlife rangers, we cleared around the orchard apple trees to help with local food initiatives, helped in the tree

Edinburgh Youth and Children’s Work Strategy 2023-2028

2023-05-25T16:12:24+01:00May 5th, 2023|

Penny with the Edinburgh Youth and Children's Work Strategy Document (spot the Green Team Volunteers on the cover!)written by Penny Radway, CEO of The Green TeamI was delighted to attend the launch event of this strategy at the City Chambers on 3rd May, particularly as the Green Team was well

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