Scotland's United Nations Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

Youth Network

Our Youth Network aims to offer events and opportunities which will encourage students and young professionals (aged around 18-35) who are interested in sustainability to engage with Learning for Sustainability Scotland. If you fall in to this age range, or work with people who do, or feel particularly young at heart, then please do join our Network!

Join the mailing list to keep up to date with Youth Network activities here.

Contact the Youth Coordinators on to ask any questions or share your ideas. We would love to hear from you about what you would like from the Youth Network.


Upcoming Opportunities

Discover Food Information Session – 15th March 2018

As part of the Year of Young People we are working with RHET to bring together a foodies group of people aged 18-25 to find out more about food in Scotland, and share what they discover through a showcase event at the Royal Highland Show in June.

Find out more and book your place:


Volunteering Opportunities

One of the initial aims of the LfS Scotland Youth Network was to create a list of organisations which Youth Network members could approach for volunteering opportunities within Scotland. Find the first version of this list here.


Background Information

Learning for Sustainability Scotland is an open network, acknowledged by the UN University as Scotland’s Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainable Development. The Global RCE Network recently asked all RCEs to nominate a Youth Coordinator to help engage “youth” with the networks (by which they mean under 35!), and two of our Steering Group Members, Laura Curtis-Moss and Rebecca Petford, stepped forward to be Co-Coordinators for Scotland’s RCE.

After hosting very successful screening of the movie Demain in collaboration with Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group for Climate Week 2017, we decided to do some research about the sustainability activities and experiences which students and young professionals, aged around 18-35, were looking for. An initial survey told us that that this audience were interested in evening and weekend events to develop new skills, meet new people, and make a practical difference in the world, all with learning for sustainability as the focus.

Over 2018, our first year as a Network, we aim to develop a programme of relevant events and engagement activities, and also promote other activities and organisations which we think might be of interest to Youth Network members. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any ideas or partnership suggestions for us.

Attendees at the Screening of “Demain” in September 2017