Year of Green Action 2019
The Year of Green Action (YoGA) aims to encourage and promote events, announcements and activity that raise awareness of, and participation in, action beneficial to the environment.
YoGA was originally proposed in the 25 Year Environment Plan (YEP) and aims to inspire, to build momentum and to help us all understand how the choices we make affect the environment. Defra is calling on collective action that will better achieve the country's environmental aims. As a result, the Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership are requesting all Partners to look into their 2019 events schedule to see what activities they would be happy to badge as part of the YoGA campaign.
We are really eager to profile the fantastic work we are doing across the county and this provides us with a united promotional avenue to do so. To support this, GLNP are working with partners, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) to help develop a county-wide project mapping tool that will help us identify spatially where all environmental activities are occurring across Gloucestershire and what goals of the 25 YEP we are delivering. It will also be a very valuable resource to see what other people and organisations are doing and support collaborative activities and sharing of best practice.
You can find out more about this nature project mapping tool here and we aim for it to be live toward the end of January 2019.
The YoGA website plans to share further information on how partners can get involved as well as promote events across the country. The site will be launched on the 14th January 2019 here: https://www.yearofgreenaction.org/
The logo and conditions of use are available here. And you can download the YoGA Partner Toolkit via the PDF button below.
If you plan to share anything on social media, please use the hashtag #YearOfGreenAction to promote your actions. They have also partnered with the charity, Step Up To Serve, to encourage youth social action through their #iwill4nature campaign in 2019. Whilst children and young people are at the heart of the campaign, individuals, voluntary organisations, councils and businesses all have a part to play too.
Please join us in making sure 2019 leaves a legacy of environmental improvement.