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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.5 Green volunteering, production and consumption

Last update: 20 November 2020
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  2. Green production and consumption

Green volunteering  

  • Involved in Outside, involving young people in nature: This project is an initiative of the Association of Forest and Nature Conservation Owners (VBNE). The aim is to motivate young people from 12 years and older to be more involved with nature. Nature organizations and land and nature owners are linked with young people or organizations. In secondary education, citizenship is part of the curriculum, and participating in Involving Young People in Nature is a form of active citizenship. On the website, different projects are described, for example ‘exploring nature with elderly citizens’ and ‘Help the ranger with the local campaign dogs on a lead’. Information about a timeframe, funding and outcomes is unknown.  
  • The project Woesteland is part of The Institute for Nature Conservation Education (IVN). Woesteland is a project for youth from 12 – 30 years old. Woesteland organizes activities. These activities, mainly during holidays and work weekends, are aimed at shaping sustainable development by doing voluntary work in nature. The food at these projects is vegetarian and organic. All activities of Woesteland are organized by and for young people. The activities are coordinated by volunteers. Woesteland originated in 2005. Woesteland is financed by IVN and The National Post Code Lottery. The project has no timeframe. Information on outcomes is unknown.   


Green production and consumption


We have no information on programmes or actions on green production and consumption.