• Protect the Environment


      In the 2019 ‘Make Your Mark’ School ballot, Tackling Climate Change, won by the biggest margin of any ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot ever!

      The results show that East Sussex young people are passionate about this issue and gives Youth Cabinet a strong mandate to work on their 'environment' campaign.

      The Youth Cabinet will provide a vital young people’s perspective on climate change locally by:


      • Creating a toolkit that students can use with their schools to challenge and tackle energy usage to save money, stop waste and reduce carbon emissions
      • Conducting a year-long communications campaign to share best practice on climate action and also pledge their own personal commitments to tackling climate change
      • Promoting any environmental initiatives that schools, students or the wider community can be involved in
      • Actively lobbying local MP’s to commit to climate targets and support East Sussex local authorities around their environment programmes


      Please contact youth.cabinet@eastsussex.gov.uk for more information.