Our Earth; Our Future

27/06/2024 - 02/07/2024

Across Wales

Our Earth; Our Future  

A conference for young people in Y10-Y13 who are passionate about creating a sustainable future and leading the change in their school.  

Are you ready to walk the climate walk not just talk the climate talk? Eco-Schools Wales, Natural Resources Wales, Swansea University and Bangor University would like to invite you to the ‘Our Earth; Our Future Conference’.   

The conference will take inspiration from young changemakers across Wales to inspire and empower participants to create sustainable change within their school. Learners will also gain valuable insights into emerging employment in green jobs.   

The speakers, along with the workshops, will equip learners with the tools, ideas and confidence to enact change within their school and community.   

This event is part of a wider network of conferences being held across Wales and England all under the Our Earth; Our Future focus.  


The morning will focus on 5 themes:  

  1. Meaningful Climate Education across all Areas of Learning and all year groups  
  1. Access to nature for all through outdoor learning and experiential learning   
  1. Connecting with food and making our canteen more local and sustainable  
  1. Becoming a ‘circular school’ to reduce our footprint from what we use and the waste we generate  
  1. Travelling more sustainably, breaking down barriers to active travel and using public transport  

In the afternoon, we consider ‘green jobs’- what are they and what sort of career choices could lead us into a ‘green job’? This will include a panel event with speakers from a wide range of sectors.   

Confirmation details will follow including information about funding to help cover transport costs.   

This conference is free thanks to sponsorship secured by United Learning and support from Swansea and Bangor universities.   

We are encouraging schools to bring up to 15 learners to the event.   

This event will be bilingual.