Importance of Greenspace for Young People highlighted at Scottish Environmental Forum

As research* highlights that 75% of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates, a major Scottish environmental forum has emphasised the importance of greenspace for young people.

The annual Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Forum focused on ‘Children, Young People + Greenspace = A Healthy Equation’ as world-renowned experts shared their insights on the ways that Central Scotland could work to improve children’s health, mental well-being and educational outcomes.

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Busby Primary pupils create edible vertical garden

Green-fingered pupils from Busby Primary School in East Renfrewshire took gardening to a new level with the creation of their own edible vertical garden which they built with the help of a world-renowned landscape artist.

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Young people to shape the future of greenspace in Central Scotland

A free environmental conference set to highlight the important part young people can play in shaping the future of greenspace across Central Scotland is coming to Glasgow next month (14 June) and Scots are invited to find out how they can play their part.  

There are just limited spaces left for the 2018 Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Forum on ‘Children, Young People + Green Space = a Healthy Equation’, which will feature a range of thought provoking workshops, sessions and presentations from world-renowned experts who will be sharing their experience on similar projects. One such project is the Billund City Vision, a 30 year plan to transform the town, which is the birthplace of LEGO, into Denmark’s Capital of Children.


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Review offers springboard for improving Green Infrastructure across the CSGN

The Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership has today published its much anticipated Report into the quality of Green Infrastructure (GI) policies across the Central Scotland Green Network region.

The Report is welcomed as a baseline from which discussions on how comprehensive and robust GI policy can be achieved by those who have an interest in seeing good, well maintained multi-functional GI integrated into new housing developments across Central Scotland.

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CSGN Development Fund Provides Funding Boost of £355,000 to Central Scotland Green Projects

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) today (2 May 2018) announced that 14 environmental projects across Central Scotland have benefitted from a green funding boost totalling over £355,000.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund supports trees, woodlands and green infrastructure, encourages community growing and promotes active travel to help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area.

A total of 14 projects have been awarded covering East Ayrshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire in the west and Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian in the east.

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Launch of CSGN Annual Forum - ‘Children, Young People + Greenspace = A Healthy Equation’

The importance of greenspace for young people is set to be highlighted in the annual Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Forum.

‘Children, Young People + Greenspace = A Healthy Equation’ will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 14 June and will feature world-renowned experts including the multi-award-winning landscape architect, Adam White and architect Hanna Johansson, who has been instrumental in creating the vision to transform Billund into Denmark’s Capital of Children.

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£3 million for central belt tree planting

Funding for tree planting schemes in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area has been trebled as woodland creation activity reaches unprecedented levels.

Currently, around 2,500ha of woodland creation activity, about the same size as East Kilbride, is being planned for this year. If all the projects come to fruition as expected, it will be the highest tree planting level in the area since 1999.

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