Dean Russell MP for Watford has heralded the first successful meeting of Dean’s Green Team, an initiative designed to give young people a voice.
The group has been set up to allow young people to discuss important issues that matter to him with the MP, with a focus on environmental concerns.
This project was inspired by the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow. During the Conference, Dean invited students from across Watford to participate in this local project, with the nominated students having the opportunity to meet with Dean on a regular basis to share their ideas on actions that can be taken both individually and collectively, and how to raise awareness and incentivise others.
Following the meeting, local student Cameron Gravestock-Magee, said it is great to be part of a movement that will implement greater change.
He said: “It was great to join Dean for the first meeting of his Green Team. I believe that this project is an important step to making our local area greener, and the discussions we had today were a great way to get things in motion.”
The MP said the first meeting went very well and is looking to seeing the impact the team can have.
He said: “I would like to thank all of the students who attended the first meeting of Dean’s Green Team. The students were very impressive, and I enjoyed talking to them about how we can find solutions to the important issues that they raised. I look forward to discussing progress on these issues and solutions further with them at our next meeting.”
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