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The Bay Trust: Implementation of a new recycling and resource management scheme (Paid placement)

Organisation name: The Bay Trust
Placement opportunity: Recycling and resource management - project implementation and communication
Location: Nr. Dover
Type of placement: flexible, residential option
Short summary: The Bay Trust is an environmental education charity based in Kent with two sites just 4 miles apart off the A258 between Dover and Deal. The Trust has on-site accommodation which will allow flexibility with this placement to enable students to stay at the Bay Trust for some or all of their placement. This can be discussed during an initial conversation about the opportunity. The aim of the Trust is to improve lives through outdoor learning and connections with the natural world. In optimizing the use of their two sites and the learning programmes they deliver, The Bay Trust are working to grow public health and well being in communities. This is an exciting opportunity for a student to join a developing charity for the summer and support them to drive forward positive impacts for environmental and social benefit.
What I am looking for: This project involves working with a mentor to implement a phased recycling and resource management scheme across the Pines Gardens, Tearooms and Museum, Calyx Health and Wellbeing Hub, and Rippledown outdoor learning centres at The Bay Trust charity.  The project will entail working to a pre-planned strategy for setting up new areas for recycling and evaluating the impact of resource management to ensure that we are achieving sustainable development goals in relation to harvesting rainwater, organic gardening and permaculture.  We are looking for an enthusiastic student who is passionate about the environment and sustainability who is prepared to capture the impact of our new measures through photography/film/blog/vlog as well as writing up a case study of their experiences of learning new skills and insights into recycling by experienced environmental champions.  It will involve outdoor work so the student needs to be fit, prepared to have fun and muck in with a team of passionate environmental champions who thrive on the concept of outdoor learning through nature for sustainable community wellbeing.  We are keen to learn also from the student about how we might improve our activities and services to offer support to our local communities and to students on placement in the future. Website
Placement category communications; sustainability; resource management; recycling
Status: Completed