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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.

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

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