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The Green & Black ambassadors initiative

Ujima’s Zakiya and Jasmine launched the Green & Black Ambassadors initiative – a five-month pilot that will seek to address exclusion of Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Bristol’s environmental sustainability efforts.

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In this initial pilot, Zakiya and Jasmine will receive training and support in order to:

  • Conduct Community Action Research: to explore why exclusion exists in the sustainability agenda, and propose means for overcoming issues.
  • Collate Case Studies: to help establish learning lessons from local exemplars of inclusive green initiatives
  • Create Media and monthly Radio shows: to share learning and experiences, raising the profile of the Green and Black agenda
  • Undergo Leadership Development: receiving leadership training and mentoring, as well as opportunities to engage with organisations including Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC at Board-level
  • Advocate for ‘disruptive’ constructive challenge: attend sustainability events, better connect environmental and social justice, and promote engagement with more diverse communities.
  • Support an application for funds: to ensure the continuation and up-scaling of the pilot.

For more information about the Green and Black Ambassadors initiative, visit http://bristolgreencapital.org/green-and-black-ambassadors-2016/

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