Embrace the Environment

New developments in the environmental branch of Embrace

Since 2008 Embrace Cooperation have been involved in environmental work in the UK, thanks to the expert supervision of John Cannell. Every year a new project has been implemented, all involving planting, gardening, environmental education, awareness raising, skills development and/or workshops. Most of the projects involved participants from schools and children in general, providing them with the opportunity to get to know better the natural environment around them while helping others to enjoy it and, in addition, having fun. We are extremely grateful to John for his outstanding work in helping Embrace to deliver environmental projects. John’s dedication and hard work will be extremely missed now that he is starting a new adventure.

Indeed, our John is now dedicating his passion for children and nature with his new non-for-profit organisation Nature Vibezzz. Yet, this is not a goodbye. John will continue to work with us as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer, hoping to develop important partnerships in his future and Embrace’s one.

While wishing the best for John, Embrace can take comfort in a new enthusiastic and ready-for-all team. In fact, thanks to the support of our new collaborators Gary and Flavia, starting this year the environmental branch of Embrace is going abroad. Indeed, a new project in Ethiopia is in development, involving urban green spaces in Addis Ababa. This programme, together with other exciting international environmental plans, is just the beginning of the new approach leading Embrace The Environment. We build from the past experience and start a new phase of national and international cooperation. Reconnecting the people with Nature, the strategy comprehends not only the environmental side, but also the social, personal and economic one. The question is shifting from “Do people know their environment”, to “How can people live their environment?”. Employment, assistance, development, empowerment: these are some of the sides defining how to Embrace the Environment from now on!

Flavia Cruciani

International Environmental Project Assistant

Planning and organisation of international environmental projects in collaboration with Ethiopia, regarding organic farming and urban green spaces. In addition, project coordinator, recruiter and trainer of young people for international workshops. Policy and funding research. Drafting and proofreading of reports, applications, recruitment notices, acquisition requests.

Gary Suen

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

International Environmental Project Assistant

Mapping and researching on new partnerships, voluntary services, social media design and promotion, creating new ideas for international environmental projects. Participation in environmental event –‘Insect Survey’ in local school, professional exchange program - ‘Build & Sustain Low Carbon Economy’ in Germany and youth exchange program –‘Youth & Body Image’ in Turkey. In additional, photographer, blog’s journalist, trainer for young people in international workshops and acquisition requests.

We look forward to working with our existing partners and expand our network nationally and internationally.

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