Graham Duxbury, national CEO of Groundwork, said:
We know that big environmental issues from air pollution to flooding impact first and worst on those in society who have least. Inspiring and equipping people to take collective green action in their streets, parks and neighbourhoods not only helps make our communities more resilient for the future but can also address challenging social and economic issues from food poverty to loneliness.
We know from experience that with the right help and support, communities can deliver inspiring projects that protect and improve our shared surroundings and that also lead to people making more environmentally responsible choices and adopting healthier lifestyles.
We hope the Year of Green Action will shine a spotlight on those working tirelessly to improve their local environment and are delighted that the #iwill4nature campaign helps young people demonstrate their commitment to creating more sustainable communities.