My World My Home: creating tomorrow's environmental leaders

My World My Home is a prestigious leadership development programme for young people, in association with Friends of the Earth and SOS-UK.
  Published:  30 Sep 2020    |      2 minute read

What's My World My Home?

Over the course of a year, you’ll plan and organise a local community campaign that will positively benefit the local environment.

What’s in it for me?

  • You’ll learn how to make positive changes happen in your community or college
  • Build your confidence in public speaking, or in one-to-one conversations
  • Meet other young people who share your concerns for the environment
  • A 3-day, all expenses paid residential trip with other student activists

How does it work?

As part of the course, you'll receive:

  • 2 days of intensive training in community campaigning in your home city
  • Fortnightly one-to-one tuition and coaching

Graduation takes place at Friend of the Earth's national youth gathering in July, with environmentalists from across the UK.

My World My Home graduates at Basecamp 2017
My World My Home graduates at Basecamp 2017
Credit: Andrew McGibbon

What's it like to take part?

Iram My World My Home graduate
Iram, My World My Home graduate

"Helping the environment is crucial. If we all do our part, we’re bound to get somewhere. I’ve done my part with Friends of the Earth and I loved it." Iram, London

Some of our graduates from the London My World My Home programme delivered the Clean Air Everywhere petition to 10 Downing Street, with Rosamund Kissi-Debrah from the Ella Roberta Family Foundation (ellaroberta.org).

My World My Home graduates, delivering the Clean Air Everywhere petition to No.10
Some of the London My World My Home graduates, delivering the Clean Air Everywhere petition to No.10

"The My World My Home course was the best thing I did in my whole 2 years at sixth form." Lili, London

How do I apply?

We’re currently running the My World My Home program in 10 colleges across 3 different regions.

If you are a current student at one of these colleges then email the relevant person listed below.

London

If you go to:

  • City & Islington Sixth Form College
  • NewVIC (Newham Sixth Form)
  • New City College Tower Hamlets

Email [email protected]

If you go to:

  • New City College Hackney Campus

Email [email protected]

East Midlands

If you go to:

  • Nottingham City College
  • Derby College
  • West Nottinghamshire College

Email [email protected]

Wales and South West England

If you go to:

  • Coleg y Cymoedd
  • City of Bristol College
  • Coleg Gwent

Email [email protected]

If you are a student at a college not listed above, unfortunately you cannot currently participate in this course. But please tell your college about it, because we will be expanding to new colleges if there is demand.

If you work in a college not listed above and you would like to be able to offer the programme to your students, please contact: [email protected]

Our Bright Future

My World My Home is part of Our Bright Future, a £33 million programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and run by a consortium of 8 organisations which is led by The Wildlife Trusts.

Our Bright Future aims to tackle 3 big challenges facing society today:

  • lack of social cohesion
  • lack of opportunities for young people
  • vulnerability to climate breakdown.

31 youth-led projects across the UK are each receiving around £1m of funding to give young people the skills and knowledge to improve their local environments – from reducing marine pollution to minimising food waste.

This young, ambitious and capable movement is ensuring that this generation’s voice is heard in the current debates around environmental improvements and a resource-efficient economy.

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