We’re delighted to announce that Scotland’s Young People’s Forest (SYPF) has won this year’s Climate Action Awards in the Youth Champion Category, hosted by Holyrood Magazine.
The youth-led project, set up in 2021, is currently working towards the creation of a series of new forests and woodlands across Scotland – led, designed and managed by young people – to protect and promote Scotland’s natural habitat. The long term goal is for the youth leadership panel involved in the project to lead, manage and shape the direction of additional forested spaces alongside land owners across Scotland and inspire a SYPF movement.
The project is a partnership between YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot, the Woodland Trust, and Green Action Trust, and is supported by founding partners Corra Foundation, NatureScot, Pears Foundation, Scottish Enterprise, Accenture and Wood.
The awards and ceilidh were held on Wednesday 8th November at the George Hotel in Edinburgh, attended by YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot and two young people from the Youth Leadership Panel.
The project is currently seeking funding to continue activities and make Scotland’s Young People’s Forest a reality. If you would like to find out more or are able to support, please get in touch with Naomi Dixon.