The big discussion

Our Environment Competition

How Would You Make Our Environment Better?

Take part in “Our Environment Competition”. Show us how you would make our environment better.
The competition is open to young people of school age. It opens on 24th September 2014 and closes on 31st March 2015.

We want you to:

  • find an environmental problem that you want to fix (or a potential problem you want to prevent);
  • Describe the problem;
  • work out what you want to change, how that could make us healthier and happier; and
  • work out how you are going to make it happen.


We are looking for ideas which:

  • are ambitious & inspiring;
  • are of high quality and well presented;
  • engage with other members of  your school or community; and
  • have a legacy potential.


Competition Competition Entries Winners and awards Ceremony Competition Prizes (1) What Are You Talking About


View last years entries

Winners & awards ceremony

Competition prizes

What were we talking about?

Public Discussion

Our online discussion took place towards the end of 2013. This discussion followed on from a series of workshops which were held around the country, where members of the public shared their views on their own environmental priorities, as well as discussing the five topics highlighted below. The findings of both the online discussion and the workshops are presented in a report that can be found here. We’ll be using these findings, together with a brand new toolkit, to help us plan further public discussions in the future.

What were we talking about?

Built environment Climate change Freshwater Land management Marine environment

Built environment

Climate change


Land management

Marine management

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