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A new initiative has been launched with the aim of raising awareness and participation among a younger generation when it comes to understanding and tackling environmental issues and climate change.

Project Green Heart encourages children to learn about conservation and share their knowledge about environmental and climate change issues with the aim of making real difference to their own future and that of the planet as a whole.

The initiative is organised by community interest company, Climate Action North East, to mark its first anniversary in February 2018.

Managing Director, Sharon Lashley, said: “It’s crucial that our young people realise that the future is not set in stone and that we can do something positive about it. Project Green Heart will comprise a series of projects and activities which will help school students learn and take action.”

Climate Action North East aim to work with over 20 schools across the North East of England. Corporate sponsorship with JC Atkinson & Son, award winning manufacturer of green, environmentally friendly coffins and caskets has already been secured.

Julian Atkinson said: “We’re delighted to be supporting such an important initiative as it is vital that children understand the importance of looking after the environment and making our region a sustainable place to live. Good luck to all the schools that get involved!”

Sharon concluded: “Climate Action North East is a Community Interest Company proud to be helping schools, communities and businesses by delivering activities around Climate Change, Sustainability, Outdoor Education and Learning. Our team are passionate experts in their field and completely driven to achieve our objectives.”

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