Young people in Bolton set their vision for a greener future – Bolton Council

Hundreds of young people from across Bolton came together to discuss the environment and share their ideas for a greener future.

YES22 1The Youth Environment Summit brought together pupils from Year 5 and up to the University of Bolton Stadium for a series of interactive and educational activities.

The event provided a platform for young people to create their own solutions to protect the environment and fight climate change.

Activities included crafts, songwriting and hands-on exercises, while providing youth delegates with the opportunity to discuss their ideas and priorities for the environment.

The event was organized by Bolton Youth Voice with the support of school leaders.

Claypool Primary School principal Amanda Hulme, who first suggested the idea of ​​a youth summit, said:

“The young people here today are the ones who will continue to make a real difference.

“It wasn’t just a day, it’s the start of something huge.”

Louise Warburton, Chair of the Bolton Youth Council, said:

“It took a lot of hard work and dedication, we had incredible support from the Youth and Gaming department of the council.

“We found the ideas and they were very useful for the background work.

“It wasn’t just a day, it’s the start of something huge.”

“It’s amazing to see your idea come to life, especially as a youngster. We hope everyone can get something out of it.

Bolon Council Executive Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Cllr Adele Warren said:

“The council is committed to making the borough cleaner, greener, more environmentally sustainable and richer in biodiversity.

“We are working with our partners to fight climate change and strive to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

“We know that young people are very interested in climate change and eager to make their voices heard.

“Events like this are so important because they show young people that they can play an active role in shaping local efforts to protect our environment.”

In 2019, Bolton Council officially declared a climate emergency and pledged to play its part in protecting the environment.

In September last year, the council adopted Bolton’s climate change strategy.

The strategy, which will be used to measure success on climate change, was developed with the Bolton Vision Partnership following extensive public consultation.

The partnership brings together Bolton organizations including Bolton at Home, Bolton University, Bolton CCG, Bolton Community and Voluntary Sector, Bolton College, NHS Bolton Foundation Trust and the council.

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