Welcome to Creative Sustainability CIC

Community resilience, sustainability and environmental projects

Our core values…..

  • Inclusion: ensuring inclusion of people with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds, including those excluded from school and cared for young people.
  • Sustainability: encouraging personal responsibility for the natural environment, living and working more sustainably, developing knowledge and understanding of the issues.
  • Youth Empowerment: speaking up for young people, facilitating them to become more enabled, empowered and have a confident voice in their local and global community.

 

Our Projects

  • Access Bike finds, sorts and fixes second hand bikes and matches them to disadvantaged teenagers referred by secondary schools as in need. We mentor young people to lead the project and gain new business skills.
  • Creative Camping supports disabled and non-disabled teenagers to spend the weekend together four times a year at wilderness camps, encouraging self agency, positive risk taking, cooperation, friendship and inclusion.
  • Our World group meets once a month to discuss and explore environmental issues, sharing understanding with ‘Tiny Ted Talks’, expressing fears and ideas through creativity, discovering solutions and opportunities, together.
  • Youth Organisation Capacity and Confidence building help groups of adult volunteers and youth leaders to understand how to  include children and young people with difficult behaviour, disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Green Day gives secondary school students a carousel of hands-on experiential activities which allow them to explore sustainability, to take risks, work as a team, deal with ambiguity and solve problems together.
  • Future Now offers schools support and ideas to reduce waste, water and energy use, including student led initiatives, audits, shopping lists of actions, monitoring and evaluation tools, curriculum planning support.
  • Stroud Festival of Nature schools and youth strand is a new partnership with local organisations including National Trust, Plantlife and Cotswold Conservation for an outdoor activities programme for schools over a number of weeks each year.

Latest News

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Wonderful morning, yoga and Tai Chi at Hawkwood with the gang. Rachael Lythgoe making soap with us this afternoon followed by a woodland night walk and fireside song. Good times. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stroud Green party party @Staranise! Celebrating 600+ members. An entirely new level of pub quiz. Smart bunch! @greenparty#greensurge#stroud ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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A great session with 13-17 yr olds on layers of governance. issues relating to them and identifying what they want their politicians to do for their age group. They've written a letter for all the local parliamentary candidates...'If you are elected what will you do about....
University fees?
Minimum Wage for 16 yr olds?
Lowering the voting age?
Accommodation for young people to looking to move out?
Climate change and our local environment?
Our education - specifically: who decides the curriculum; the focus on exams and the constant changes to the exam process?
Equality for women - specifically: equal pay and opportunity for representation, such as becoming an MP?

All candidates will be getting a signed letter in the next few days - it will be interesting to see who responds.
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Two young people training to be cycling coaches this weekend with our awesome accessbike project #cycling #youthdevelopment ... See MoreSee Less

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