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Environmental Conservation Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Find out about an environmental  issue that is important to your local community. It might be linked to:
    • recycling and conservation
    • energy efficiency in the home or your meeting place
    • the building of new homes and local land use
    • water, light, thermal, air or beach pollution
    • coastal erosion
    • the impact of tourism on the local environment.
  2. Take part in an activity or project that improves local conservation. It could take place during a weekend conservation camp or you could spread it over at least five weekly sessions. You could look at:
    • recycling
    • reducing energy usage or renewable energy
    • protecting important habitats or wildlife
    • pollution
    • erosion
    • flooding.
  3. Get involved in a campaign to make others aware of an environmental  issue. You could write to your MP and other local agencies or speak to a community group.

Top tips

Why not offer a recycling service for things like printer cartridges, tools or glasses?

Guidance for leaders


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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