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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Festival of Nature - what a month! We've done tons of work in secondary and primary schools and youth groups through June, giving hundreds of young people an opportunity to learn practical skills, to be creative in nature, to improve local places and enjoy being outdoors. Rooted in Education for Sustainability our work models new ideas and good practice to staff and school leaders and shares the skills of environmental, ecology and sustainability experts. This summer 4 secondary schools, 2 youth groups and 8 primary schools benefited from Lottery funded activities with another four days activities coming up in August and September. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Picking up 15 young people any minute and taking us all to the Brecons for a glorious weekend in the wilderness! Wild camping, trekking, bushcraft and canoeing, fires and starlight and singing. Thanks to Gloucestershire County Council disabled young people get exciting short breaks along side their non-disabled peers. This is, apparently, very unusual in the UK. and our camps seem to be one of a kind.

However, the Quality Care Commission in its wisdom has decided that any organisation or individual delivering personal care needs to register with them - if we so much as wipe a disabled person's nose - that would cost us thousands of pounds and many man hours of work, inspections and annual reviews. Clearly we would have to stop including young people who need personal care, as would Scouts, Guides and any other smaller org wishing to be inclusive.

Needless to say we will do what we can to change this absurd decision.
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1 month ago  ·  

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18+ and want to do something wonderful in July? Join us a a volunteer on one of two camps in the wilds of Brecon - long hill walks, camp fires and canoeing with disabled and non-disabled teenagers. Two camps to chose from- Friday 3rd-5th and Friday 10th-12th July, both leaving at 4pm on the Friday and returning 7pm on the Sunday. All food, camping, transport and activities laid on for volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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We're doing so well with bikes - thank you so much to all those who are helping the project be marvellous! We still need another 6-10 bikes so please keep looking and asking for bikes in good nick suitable for teenagers and adult sized young people. We're trying to get them all out by the end of term.... ... See MoreSee Less

Alfie setting up David's new bike with him. We need 15 more bikes to recondition for young people this month! If you have an unused bike in reasonable nick please let us know.

1 month ago  ·  

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Hi, I've got two bikes suitable for teenagers. Both in fairly good condition, one just has slightly stiff gears. How do I get them to you? ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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