Trust backs ‘Glasgow’s Green Year’ through its John Muir Award

A former Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron, has acknowledged the Trust’s positive influence on Glasgow’s inhabitants by inviting our natu

A former Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron, has acknowledged the Trust’s positive influence on Glasgow’s inhabitants by inviting our nature engagement initiative, the John Muir Award, to support ‘Glasgow’s Green Year 2015’.

Launched in mid-November, Glasgow’s Green Year 2015 will mark the city's journey from an industrial powerhouse to a champion of sustainability as it strives to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe by 2020.

At the launch, Bailie Liz Cameron - a champion of Glasgow’s Green Year - said: "I'm delighted to announce exciting new partnerships with the John Muir Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and citizen science agencies to help encourage our young people to enjoy, share, curate and keep the outdoors."

“This is good news for the John Muir Trust,” said Toby Clark, John Muir Award Scotland Manager.

“The John Muir Award is already being used across Glasgow in schools, colleges, youth clubs, mental health programmes and with families.

“Having the Award as an indicator of success for Glasgow’s Green Year 2015 will only strengthen and increase the amount of Glaswegians who appreciate and value nature in Glasgow’s urban green space and wild places.”

Find out more about Glasgow's Green Year 2015.

Find out more about the John Muir Award.