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Green Heritage for Young People

A Youth Officer has been appointed as a new member of the EWH team.

Jun 26, 2012

Naomi Webster has joined EWH as Youth Officer for the Green Heritage Project, supported by the Climate Challenge Fund. The three year project will enable a series of energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives throughout the World Heritage Site, working in partnership with the community.

Naomi has experience of youth work with Fife Council and is currently completing her thesis for an Msc in Energy Management with Stirling University.

The Youth Officer will lead a series of initiatives on the themes of energy efficiency, biodiversity, active travel and promoting good practice. This will involve coordinating workshops for children and young people on the key project themes, setting up an education programme for local schools and teachers and a developing a Green Heritage online toolkit for young people focusing on climate change.

Naomi said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the post of Youth Officer with EWH and look forward to the tasks and challenges ahead.  I feel that this job will allow me to incorporate my educational experience of both sustainability and heritage subjects with my love of working with children and young people, all of which will make this a very rewarding role.”

The overall aim of the project is to save up to 88 tonnes of CO2 over three years, and continue to generate savings on an ongoing basis.

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