Young Friends of the Earth Scotland is a grassroots network of young people (aged 16-30), from across Scotland, working collectively for social and environmental justice. Our network is made up of a combination of local groups, allied organisations and passionate individuals across the country. We welcome any young people in Scotland to get involved and attend our events.

YFoES is committed to:

  • Finding creative approaches for engaging young people in global and local issues
  • Creating spaces for young campaigners and activists to come together to share ideas, skills and resources
  • Delivering bespoke training and support to young campaigners and campaigning groups
  • Challenging our policy makers to put the demands of young people at the centre of their decisions.

We host network gatherings twice a year, organise regional skill shares and monthly Drink and Think discussion groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our members work collaboratively to take action and campaign on key issues. We are also looking to support young people working on environmental and social justice issues across Scotland. Get in touch if you’d like to know more!

Our network is represented through a steering group, made up of 11 members from across the country. Get in touch with them here.

Local groups:

Young Friends of the Earth Tayside and Fife
Young Friends of the Earth South of Scotland

We are a member of Young Friends of the Earth Europe and provide opportunities for Scottish youth to connect with activists and attend events across Europe. Check out the Young Friends of the Earth Manifesto.

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