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Achieving a more diverse environmental community by challenging, engaging and empowering!

The Green & Black Ambassadors initiative seeks to address the exclusion of Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Bristol’s environmental sustainability efforts. In the initial pilot phase from Oct 16 to Oct 17 we worked with ambassadors Zakiya Mckenzie and Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley, who received training and support in order to:

  • Conduct Community Action Research
  • Create Media Projects and monthly Radio shows
  • Undergo Leadership Development
  • Advocate for ‘disruptive’ constructive challenge

Download the report and scroll down to catch up on radio shows & further information

The pilot phase was a partnership between Ujima Radio, Bristol Green Capital PartnershipUniversity of Bristol Cabot Institute and Up Our Street and received funding from Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC, the University of Bristol Cabot Institute Innovation Fund, the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the European Research Council (ERC) via the T-GRES grant to Rich Pancost, as well as significant in-kind support from all project partners and many other supporters.

A full Green & Black Ambassadors programme from 2018 will seek to engage, train and support a new generation of BAME leaders and their creative ideas. This will require funding, and we will also seek support to ensure the research and projects from the pilot can be taken forward. Get in touch via if you would like to discuss.

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