The Final Straw Foundation helps educate and inspire our next generation of climate champions through their network of Youth Eco Clubs.
These hugely popular clubs run fun and innovative activities to make children aware of the issues facing our planet, and ways that we can combat them. From planting and pollinators to upcycling and composting, the children learn many different ways we can all help our environment and wildlife.
Director of Operations Lizzie Pollard says, “We wanted to engage the younger generation to really think about the environment in their day-to-day lives, and give them ideas of what they could do on a personal level to help tackle the climate crisis.”
With a focus on education, the clubs also encourage kids to think of their own ideas to help their local environment – like what they can plant in their gardens and what changes they can make at home to help combat climate change.
“The things we do are not sit-down, paperwork activities – they’re real get-your-hands-dirty, get-in-there stuff,” explains the charity’s CEO and Founder, Bianca Carr. “The kids are really keen and they’ve been carrying on lots of the work at home.”
And it’s clear the message is hitting home, as nine-year-old Billy – an enthusiastic Eco Club participant – confirms: “We can’t just stand and watch what’s happening to our environment. We need to try and help our animals – and Eco Club has inspired me to do that.”
With the help of Aviva funding, The Final Straw Foundation can help educate and inspire even more children from all walks of life. Together, we can make a brighter future happen. Getting there takes you. It takes Aviva.
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