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Young People's Trust for the Environment
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Teachers:  Check out our new and improved lesson plans and presentations:
Newly updated and much improved lesson plans and presentations are now available on rainforests and sustainable development.
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Here's another of the winning videos for 'Have Your Say On Sustainability' 2014, YPTE and Eurostar's competition for 11-18 years olds. Here, Bushra, Joanna and Simran (all age 16) discuss deforestation and point out that even through our everyday actions, we may inadvertently be encouraging deforestation.
This great video has been really well edited and scripted and powerfully puts their message across. Great work girls!
Don't miss the chance to have A Wild Audience With... YPTE President Steve Backshall. He will be joined by other top TV wildlife presenters Doug Allan, Lucy Cooke and Martin Hughes-Games for an evening at the Lyric Theatre, London on 8 and 15 December, hosted by Steve Leonard. Find out more here
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The first of our winning entries for Have Your Say on Sustainability, YPTE and Eurostar's video making competition for young people aged 11-18. This great film from Natalia, Nancy, Charlotte and Natalie, aged 12 - 13 looks at how climate change is affecting us, why it is happening and what we can do to help.
The girls were inspired by a 200 year-old beech tree at their school, which had to be cut down after contracting a fungal infection. It made them realise that if we don't care of it, the natural world will slowly disappear. As they said 'We can't go backwards, but we can make a better future.'
Phase our fossil fuels by 2100 says new climate report
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Download the latest issue of Conservation Education, an update on climate change.
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YPTE President Steve Backshall attended the launch of YPTE's new website at the House of Commons on 27 January.  You can see his speech here
Yesterday, we travelled with eight young people to the European Parliament in Brussels.  They were the winners of 'Have Your Say On Sustainability', Eurostar and YPTE's competition that challenges 11-18 year-olds to make videos on the environmental issues that really concern them.
The winners met with MEPs at the European Parliament and were able to both deliver their presentations on their chosen topics to some of Europe's key decision makers and to ask them questions about how some of the big issues might be solved in the future.  
It was a fantastic day for Esme, Bushra, Joanna, Simran, Natalie, Nancy, Charlotte and Natalie.  They were truly inspirational to watch! You can see a video of their trip to Brussels here.
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The judging for Eurostar and YPTE's 'Have Your Say On Sustainability' video making competition has now been completed.  We received lots of brilliant videos made by young people aged 11-18.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be showing you not only the winners' videos, but also the ones that we thought were brilliant, but that we couldn't give a prize to, because we only had space (and prizes!) for three winning entries!

First we have this great video from Kaylene, Sabrina and Otto.  They had help from a selection of students from their college in London to create this great video which takes a poetic look at why we need to take better care of our world.  Great work guys!
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We're a charity that aims to encourage young people's understanding of the environment and of the need for sustainability.
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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YPTE, Yeovil Innovation Centre, Barracks Close, Copse Road, Yeovil, BA22 8RN