Green Futures

Green Futures brings environmental opportunities to the ambitious and capable young people of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Through a range of innovative projects we aim to inspire, support and empower young people to create positive environmental change.

What is Green Guardians all about?

Girls at Malham Cove

Green Guardians provides activities in the Yorkshire Dales for young people who might not normally have the opportunity. It gives them the chance to explore the Yorkshire Dales, take part in fun activities, practical conservation work and do something positive for the environment.

Activities are run by our project officer Fiona Busfield in partnership with Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre. We can also help towards the cost of transport and provide outdoor equipment.


Our activities are designed to suit a groups interests and needs. They offer a fresh environment for young people to learn new skills, make friends and even clock up volunteer hours to add to their CV. Longer term we can work together towards a John Muir or vInspired award. Here are a few of the activities we can offer:

  • Navigation & map skills
  • Making bird and bug boxes
  • Citizenship Science
  • Footpath laying
  • Tree maintenance
  • Bushcraft
  • Wildflower meadow restoration

Bushcraft in the Yorkshire Dales  Lambing in the Yorkshire Dales  Dry stone walling in the Yorkshire Dales

Who can become a Green Guardian?

Green Guardians is open to young people aged between 11-24 from youth and community groups in the Craven District, Bradford, Leeds, North Lancashire and eastern Cumbria.

We work with a range of young people including; young carers, those with special educational needs, people with disabilities, young offenders, young people who are not in education, employment or training, rurally isolated young people and those from disadvantaged areas.

If you’d like to get involved, or to find out more, please email Fiona Busfield or call 015242 51002


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