We are pleased to support the PLACED Environmental Academy.
The PLACED Environmental Academy is a free to access, creative programme about the built environment for 14-18 year olds.
The Academy is designed to increase participants’ self-esteem, break down barriers to professional careers through bringing participants and professionals together, expose participants to a variety of conventional and non-conventional career routes and develop a broad range of skills.
The Environmental Academy will commence in June 2021 and will support youth-led advocacy in the urgent conversation around the climate crisis. It will include digital and face-to-face design workshops, expert talks, professional development sessions and the creation of an awareness raising campaign.
This will lead to community engagement - face-to-face, online or a combination – that will allow the young people to engage with the wider public about what they have learnt and what others feel could lead to more sustainable places to live, work and play. Alongside this, participants will support the development of a website with school resources and activities to support learning in classrooms across Liverpool City Region.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Associate Director, Chithra Marsh, said: “Delivering social value is intrinsic to the way in which Buttress works, reflected in the projects we deliver and how we contribute to creating equal opportunities and promoting diversity in the industry.
“Buttress is a long term supporter of PLACED and has supported previous academies over several years. During this time, we have learnt that one of the greatest rewards of sponsorship has been gaining a wider insight into the new talent coming forward, while witnessing the next generation of built environment professionals grow and build their confidence. We are delighted to continue our sponsorship with this year’s Academy and look forward to seeing what the participants produce.”