Youth social action offers a great way to tackle eco-anxiety1 whilst doing something positive for your local environment and community.
There are many ways to get involved that can suit your interests and resources. On this page, we've collected a range of stories from other young people, helpful advice and ideas to get you started.
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Hear from our project team
We asked members of the Keeping it Wild Project team what ideas and advice they could share on starting up with social action for London's wildlife.
- #iwill campaign
- Friends of the Earth – Take Part
- John Muir Trust resource guides such as Campaigning, Wildlife Gardening and Surveys
- RSPB’s tools to campaign
- WWF’s Call of the Wild Podcast with Cel Spellman
- Greenpeace – Take action
- Action For Conservation
- John Muir Award
- How to help wildlife at school
- Ideas for waste-free lunches
- Our Bright Future Toolkit: Have a voice - have a choice
Blogs and experiences from young people
- Young people on their Wild Action Programme from Richmond College created a film about the River Crane
- Keeping it Wild Trainee Dexter wrote a blog with tips on how to create a wildlife pond - to chime in with The Wildlife Trusts 'Wild About Ponds' 2019 campaign
- Keeping it Wild Trainee Dexter attends #iwill4nature campaign launch
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1: Eco-anxiety was defined by the American Psychological Association in 2017 as "a chronic fear of environmental doom".