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Inspiring the Next Generation: FCA to Host Virtual Environmental Summit

In partnership with Durham University, Foster Care Associates will be hosting its first virtual environmental summit to inspire and educate the children and young people across FCA about the growing effects of climate change.

September 29 2021 - 5 min read

The event, which takes place on Saturday 23rd October at 10am, will see some of the leading, high profile academics and passionate members of the FCA community from across the Globe deliver workshops in their field of expertise on climate change.

From renewable energy sources and water security, to the small ways you can reduce your carbon footprint – the 5 workshops will each focus on what can be done to secure our planet’s vital resources for future generations.

With the UK hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) this autumn, ways in which we can secure the planet’s future is at the forefront of the agenda.

Nearly 710 million children are currently living in countries at the highest risk of suffering the impact of the climate crisis. However, every child will inherit a planet with more frequent extreme weather events than ever before.

Neil Morris, Operations Director at FCA, commented: “We want to raise awareness of the environmental challenges facing our planet. In keeping with FCA’s ‘safe and happy’ pledge, we are passionate about the world our children and future generations will inherit.”
“The future and health of our planet worries me and I want to be an agent of change. I want all the children that I live and work with to inherent a safe and happy planet and I feel empowered to be able to influence this.”

The FCA Virtual Environmental Summit takes place on Saturday 23rd October at 10am, and is open to all children and young people across FCA.

Please click here to find out more about the guest speakers and workshops.

To register your place, please contact Stacey Watson: | 0191 2173640. We will then send you the Microsoft Teams link to access the summit.

Together, we are helping to empower the children and young people in our care to take action on climate change.