Young People's Survey

Youth Consultations
Since its inception, the Sustainability4Youth have consulted young people about their views on climate change in the LB of Newham and Waltham Forest .We did this by carrying out detached and outreach work in parks, in shopping arcades, in local neighbourhoods and through focus group discussions in youth centres.
The Trust have also piloted a  sustainable development and climate change  model programme to test out is effectiveness by targeting youth constituents 11-19 years from the Newham Youth Parliament,  the Sikh community in Waltham Forest and  young people from Forest gate Youth Centre in Newham.

Young People's Survey
A climate change survey carried out amongst young people in Newham (11-25 years) in June 2008. The following issues were identified from the survey:


• More work needs to be done to increase awareness within Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME )
• On the whole many young people were interested in doing something to reduce carbon emissions.

• Many young people were interested in getting involved in S4Youth activities.

• The consultations, feedback and survey have informed the development of a sustainable development and climate change programme and ways to engage young people in its design and delivery.

 

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There is more work to be done to increase awareness within BAME communities. It is encouraging to note that on the whole, many young people were interested in doing something about reducing carbon emissions. Many of the sample survey, were interested in getting involved in S4Youth activities. Please note: YSDT (Youth Sustainable development trust) was the precursor to Sustainability 4 Youth