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The Black & Green Ambassadors programme marked the end of Year One at Bristol’s Festival of the Future City – with outgoing Ambassadors Asia, Roy and Olivia sharing their reflections from an unforgettable year, handing over the baton to the next four Ambassadors and launching the end of year one report and film.

Ujima Radio and Bristol Green Capital Partnership are delighted to announce that Ella Scotland-Waters, Miss Divine, Rosina Al-Shaater and Ruth Nortey have been appointed as the new Black & Green Ambassadors.

Having the opportunity to reflect on the air quality in my neighbourhood and other parts of Bristol, made me realise how varied air quality is depending on which area of a city you’re in, and how this seems to strongly correlate with social background and race. .

In 2021, I held a series of one on one conversations with eight people across the city in different green spaces that were meaningful for them in some way; from the expanses of Eastville Park to the pocket of reclaimed community space named Dove Gardens in Kingsdown – creating podcasts and working in collaboration with local poet, Kabbo Ferdinand, to creatively interpret these same interviews into written and spoken word pieces.

In December 2021, we invited Roger Griffith and Gnisha Bevan of Creative Connex consultancy to host an online workshop as part of the Black and Green Ambassadors programme. The idea was to examine with a new set of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic environmentalists to review what had changed since the first Black and Green conversation in 2015, seeking an update on the current challenges and signposting solutions for the future.

This is the year to get your whole school trained up as the UK is hosting the critical ‘COP26’ international climate conference in November 2021.
The UK Schools Sustainability Network has produced a 60-minute Climate/Sustainability INSET video aimed at all staff in secondary schools, including sixth-form colleges.

By Amber Rochette, Partnerships Lead at Sustainable Fashion Week. Sustainability is becoming a popular buzzword in the fashion industry, and companies are attempting to

Researchers, Dr Alix Dietzel & Dr Alice Venn, share initial findings from their year-long project looking at the role of sub-state climate change actors in a just and inclusive transition, including the Black & Green Ambassadors.

Olivia spoke at this national event, hosted by Global Action Plan and the Environment Agency alongside speakers from Black Environment Network and the Women’s Environment Network.