Green Place

Green Place

The Green Place project focuses on connecting people with nature by focusing on deep connection to ‘place’, nature restoration and nature-based solutions. The project empowers young people as agents of change within their communities, inspiring them to take action through nature-based community projects to enhance biodiversity, heritage and engagement with the natural environment.

The project will stretch across Cumbria, within and outside of the Lake District National Park and North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty, working with Playful Nature, Cumbria Action for Sustainability and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This project will equip children and young people with the skills, competences and values required to develop a deep connection to place: people, nature and cultural and landscape heritage. 

This connection to place and heritage, and the range of skills built, will address climate change, strengthen young people’s mental health and wellbeing and secure the future of the heritage they have curated and enhanced. The Green Place project will focus on empowering young people as agents of change within their communities; inspiring them to take action through nature-based community projects to enhance biodiversity, heritage and engagement with the natural environment, amplifying the heritage of their place to celebrate, enhance and develop real connections with nature.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Green Place project, please contact Kate at kate@cdec.org.uk for more information.