The Regenerators campaign is designed to help young people think about and shape their future careers for sustainability, with a series of digital videos launched today January 10th on the BBC Bitesize website.
The aim is to equip children, teenagers and young people with the tools and skills to understand the most important environmental issues of our time, inspire them to take positive action and prepare them to thrive in an uncertain future.
In addition to the videos there’s lots of excellent resources for teachers, parents and children; from lessons, quizzes, games, films, to tips on how we can all live more sustainably which can be found here: bbc.co.uk/regenerators
The series aligns with the OU’s sustainability and climate change aims and ambitions, specifically, green skills development.
Dr Victoria Hands, sustainability consultant at The Open University advised on the production and says:
“It was a pleasure to listen to the young Regenerators featured in the films who are ‘greening’ their careers. By asking ‘what if’ questions and sharing links to free learning resources and other useful sustainability information. I hope young people will be inspired to find out how we can make every job a green job – including theirs. We are all part of our wonderful natural world and protecting it helps sustain us all, enabling our collective wellbeing supports our personal wellbeing. We know we need to develop new skills and practices to respond effectively to climate disruption and social inequality. Young people – with their questions, energy, imagination and creativity – are key to transformative innovation and regenerative ways of living and working.”
86% of children say they’re serious about helping to tackle climate change (National Grid survey, 2021). Choosing a career that has a positive impact on the environment can be challenging with so many options on offer. The videos show the next generation of workers making their jobs more sustainable. Produced in partnership with The Open University.
Supporting Online content:
Visit the new Broadcast & Partnerships website where you can find extensive resources and information on topics related to this series.
- Commissioned by Dr Caroline Ogilvie, Head of Broadcast & Partnerships
- Academic Consultants: Dr Victoria Hands and Professor Nick Braithwaite
- Broadcast Project Manager: Clair Robinson
- Senior Broadcast Platforms and Partnerships Manager: Andrew Hudson