Young Green Briton Challenge

Third Sector • Birmingham, Blackburn with Darwen, Bristol, Gloucester, and more...

A year-long education programme for students (KS3) to help identify local climate issues and design entrepreneurial solutions so that more action is taken.

Our story

The Young Green Briton Challenge is a year-long journey for whole year groups of students aged 11-14 (KS3) in state schools. It combines climate education with innovation, business and citizenship skills. Students work in teams to identify local climate issues and design entrepreneurial solutions to address them. The most promising teams receive seed funding and mentorship, with the best ideas entering the National Challenge finals.

The Young Green Briton Challenge is a partnership between organisations, schools, students, teachers, mentors and ambassadors. The founding partners are the Green Britain Foundation, Social Innovation for All, Volunteers for Future, the Ministry of Eco Education and I Have a Voice.

Our advice

Committed schools and teachers are key and we need to advocate for systems change within education, to enable young people to learn the knowledge and skills to both mitigate and adapt to a changing world.

Our metrics

Reach of the programme to young people.
Increased understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change.
Improved transferable skills.
Wider impact of student led projects (with topics ranging from waste, to growing food, to tech solutions, composting, campaigning for change etc).

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Response to climate crisis

Mitigation & Adaptation




Third Sector, less than 9 people

Shared by

Katherine Crisp

Updated Feb, 2024

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