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Gove kicks off Year of Green Action

Gove kicks off the year of Green Action

Photograph: Barima Owusu Nyantekyi

Speaking at ZSL London Zoo, the Environment Secretary launched the Year of Green Action – a year-long drive to get more people from all backgrounds involved in projects to improve the natural world.

The #iwill4nature initiative, charity Step Up To Serve’s contribution to the Year of Green Action, was also launched. The government-backed initiative is a nationwide campaign to grow environmental youth social action and support a series of activities for young people to connect with, protect and enhance nature.

He allocate £10 million to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds better access the natural environment, with grants awarded to projects that will create greener school grounds and increase the number of school visits to local parks, wildlife sites, care farms and National Parks.

During his speech, the Environment Secretary called on everyone to play their part and back the Year of Green Action – from businesses to gardeners and government itself.



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