The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity set up to encourage young people's understanding of the environment. Founded back in 1982, it aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora & fauna. 

It also aims to provide balanced views to take into account the realities of the modern world. Sustainable development - industry with less impact - is the way forward.

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Better Energy School Awards

The Better Energy School Awards aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and offer opportunities to study energy including fossil fuels and alternative technologies, linking with the National Curriculum for England and Wales and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.

The awards are split into four regions (South/Central, North, Wales and West, Scotland) and there will be a winner for each Award category in each region.

With over 50 prizes available and a top prize of £5,000 for the overall champion school, it's well worth taking part!

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Create a Sustainable Business Premier Dish

Create a Sustainable Business Premier Dish

YPTE is delighted to be working with Eurostar to launch a new partnership with two leading European environment and sustainability organisations, GoodPlanet Foundation, GoodPlanet Belgium together with Eurostar's Culinary Director for Business Premier, Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc to offer an exciting opportunity for young people in the UK, France and Belgium.

Create a Sustainable Business Premier Dish is a unique competition which offers young people the opportunity to develop a sustainable dish to be served on board Eurostar's most prestigious class of service. The competition is open to entries from individual students from the age of 15 to 19 years old in the UK, France and Belgium.

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We need your support to be able to continue providing young people and schools with easy to understand, up-to-date information on all kinds of environmental information and teaching resources free of charge.  If you have been pleased with the information you have found on this site, please consider making a safe, secure donation to help us to continue our work to create a better future by inspiring young people to look after our world.  YPTE has never, and will never share donors' details with anyone.