Sustainable Lifestyles

NCB has aspired for all children and young people to feel happy, healthy, safe, confident and connected in an uncertain and changing environment. We have supported children and young people to respect the limits of the planet and encourage others to do the same.

We have been committed to action to achieve a sustainable future for our children and young people because:

  • Children are future care takers of their communities and the natural environment
  • Children are worried and they want to act
  • Children are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, particularly the most disadvantaged
  • It's a moral issue - it's not fair to leave it to future generations
  • It's not just a 'green' issue - it underpins a range of health, social and economic outcomes for children

NCB's sustainable lifestyles work has focused on two priority areas:

1.Promoting health and well-being through sustainable development                                                                               Enabling a much broader approach to sustainable development, recognizing that it underpins a range of health, social and economic outcomes for children and young people.

2. Helping children and young people to live sustainably               Helping children and young people to actively pursue sustainable lifestyles and encourage others to do the same.

               

'If each individual feels responsible about the issue then we can make a huge difference as we are  tomorrow's adults we will teach our children and then eventually people around us will learn by seeing the effect it has on the world'

Young person

Becoming Climate Smart

NCB and the Institute for Development Studies worked with children's charities to understand and connect sustainability to their core purpose. The project culminated in guidance for children's organisations on becoming Climate Smart.

Email for freecopies