Creating a positive environment!

The IMPACT Youth Group in Preston with their Climate Justice banner

Some of the young people from Preston with their Climate Justice banner


Young people from Preston’s IMPACT Youth Group took part in a Youth Aloud Project and travelled to Malta this summer where they visited the Mosta Zak group. The theme of their trip was “Being Young – Creating a Positive Environment”.  Supported by Connect Youth Exchange Action 1.1, through the British Council, they explored issues around the environment and their responses as young people, including the Climate Justice campaign which CAFOD is carrying forward.  Youth workers Emily Forbes and Sarah Kane led an art workshop which illustrated the journey of climate justice from where we are now to where we’d like to be.  They produced a colourful banner which they hope to take to London on 5th December to The Wave March with the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, ahead of the UN Summit in Copenhagen.

During their visit to Malta the young people visited a recycling plant and also planted trees. 

“We had an amazing time being with our Maltese friends.  We’ve forged many new friendships and learnt lots along the way about climate justice issues. ”  remarked youth worker Emily Forbes, ” It really is just one world and how we treat the planet matters right now.”  

A big ‘Thank you’ to all of the young people  for their enthusiastic engagement in the project!

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