Bridging the Gap: barriers and solutions for young people entering the environmental sector
The environmental sector is both a rewarding but challenging sector for young people to enter. The sector also lags behind many others in terms of (especially ethnic) diversity. This is a sorry state of affairs given the vital importance of fostering new generations of environmentalists in a world increasingly ravaged by biodiversity loss and climate change. Young people on Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders (TNL) Programme felt that change was needed and took it upon themselves to facilitate it. Find out more from Sam Buckton, one of those young people, about what they discovered by talking to environmental sector orgs. One of the recommendations to organisations in the sector is to recognise the value that young people can bring to their organisation as an extra incentive to provide more opportunities for young people entering the environmental sector.