Meet the 2021-2022 Black & Green Ambassadors!
26th October 2021
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 following an open recruitment process.
Starting in September, Ella, Miss Divine, Rosina and Ruth are taking forward the work of previous Ambassadors in their year-long posts. As well as receiving training and mentorship to support their professional development, the new Ambassadors will be supported to work with and between Bristol’s diverse communities, businesses, other organisations and individuals across Bristol to explore, amplify and enable solutions leading to an environmentally and socially just future for all.
In 2021, tune into the monthly Black & Green radio show on Ujima Radio on the last Thursday of every month and look out for booking opening for a Black & Green community workshop later this year. You can stay up to date with all opportunities by signing up to the e-newsletter.
This is the second year of a three-year programme, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which aims to connect, empower and celebrate diverse leadership and community action on environmental issues in Bristol and beyond; challenging perceptions, creating new opportunities and working towards ensuring the environmental movement is inclusive and representative of all communities.
Meet the Ambassadors
Ella Scotland-Waters: “All my endeavours are underpinned by these core values; creativity, community, connection and compassion. I see my role as a Black and Green Ambassador as Championing & Raising Awareness on Environmental and Social Justice issues, highlighting and connecting with people and causes, bridging the gap between communities and organisations; regionally, nationally and internationally.” Read more here
Ruth Nortey: “It’s an exciting opportunity for me to work with Black and Brown people in Bristol, championing the great work already being done and empowering Black and Brown communities to act against climate change.” Read more here
Miss Divine: “Becoming a Black & Green ambassador is an incredible position for me to be in as I love researching, learning new things and sharing information. I’m really looking forward to engaging with communities who have been neglected from receiving the message of climate change, hearing how they feel about it and deciding together what we can do individually and as a collective to make change” Read more here
Rosina Al-Shaater: “I love to help bring people and ideas together, fusing talents and perspectives and encouraging collaboration between projects with shared aims. Exploring our needs and celebrating what we have to contribute as a diverse black & brown community. Taking up space, as a brown woman, and helping create opportunities for others to do the same! Demonstrating that people of all races, genders and abilities can be leaders!” Read more here
In the next month…
As we warmly welcome the new Ambassadors, we also look forward to continued collaborations with ‘outgoing’ Ambassadors, Asia Yousif, Olivia Sweeney and Roy Kareem:
- Read the end of year one report and watch the film to hear Asia, Roy and Olivia reflections on their time as Ambassadors
- Tune in to hear from both the outgoing and new Ambassadors in the next Black & Green Radio show on Ujima Radio 98fm on Thursday 28 October, 10am – 12pm
- Look out for coverage of Olivia and Roy’s time at COP26 on 5 November as they present at the UNFCCC COP26 Global Action Hub.
- Read the Black & Green Ambassadors: Next Generation Report from Roger Griffith and Gnisha Bevan at Creative Connex
If you would like to learn more about opportunities to support Year Two, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
If you could offer mentorship to new Ambassadors, register your interest here.
This blog post was first published on the Black & Green Ambassadors Programme website.