Government launches 2019 Year of Green Action

The Government has declared 2019 a Year of Green Action as part of its 25 Year Environment Plan.

The initiative has been designed to better connect people with environmental issues by getting them involved with projects that support nature. There will be a particular focus on engaging children and young people.

Green Action is defined as anything that delivers against one of three key themes in the 25 Year Environment Plan:

  • Connect: Improving people's understanding of the state of the environment, the benefits a healthy environment can bring and the effect of their actions on the natural world
  • Protect: Helping communities and businesses to reduce their impact on the environment through greener decision-making
  • Enhance: Inspiring people to enrich the environment, encouraging individuals and organisation to actively improve their local environment

The Year of Green Action was officially launched in Parliament on 11 January by Thérèse Coffey, who said: "This is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and enthused about restoring nature, from gardeners to major transport network providers.

"The focus for activities in the Year of Green Action will be on connecting with, protecting and enhancing nature. We will be promoting environmental action through partners, a dedicated website for showcasing Partner activity, social media and events throughout the year."

A toolkit has been produced to help organisations plan activities for the year ahead and can be found here.

The GLNP is asking Partners to let us know about activities and initiatives which support the Year of Green Action.

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