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Youth in Nature wins the 2017 Humber Nature Partnership Award

Youth in Nature wins the 2017 Humber Nature Partnership Award

Almost 100 delegates attended the 2017 Humber Estuary Conference in Hull on Tuesday which concluded with the presentation of the 2017 Humber Nature Partnership Award to the Youth in Nature Project. The award recognises the work of individuals and organisations have done to improve the Humber’s environment over the past year.


The Youth in Nature Project which is a partnership between Probe (Hull) Limited, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Child Dynamix and EMS Ltd, brings together not for profit and charitable organisations and has a significant impact across the area both in terms of enhancing the life chances of young people and improving the natural and built environment in and around Hull. The project aims to create a centrepiece wildlife corridor and has already developed a number of satellite wildlife zones in partnership with local communities.


Speaking at the conference yesterday, Chair of Humber Nature Partnership, Dr. Tony Edwards said, “We had some great entries for the award this year and the judges had a really tough job deciding on the winner. We are really pleased to present the award to Youth in Nature as it is so important that ways are found to engage young people with their natural environment.”


Sue Balthazar from Probe (Hull) Ltd and Sara Booth Card from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust received the award on behalf of the project. Speaking after receiving the award, Sue Balthazar said, “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award from Humber Nature Partnership, which recognises the need to engage our young people in appreciating nature and caring for their environment. Through Youth in Nature we can reach many young people from different backgrounds – including those who wouldn’t traditionally be involved in, or be aware of environmental issues - and give them the enthusiasm to be the future custodians of the natural world. This award will confirm to our young people the importance of what they are doing, and through the Humber Nature Partnership we
can find even more inspiration for our projects and activities.”


The keynote address at the conference was given by leading UK environmentalist, campaigner, writer and sustainability advisor Tony Juniper. Tony's recent books "What has Nature ever done for us?" and its sequel "What Nature Does For Britain", highlight the importance of the natural environment to the economy and to society as a whole and fit very well with the concept of Natural Capital which Humber Nature Partnership has been championing in 2017.

30 November 2017

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