The Energy Blog Jersey Electricity support for National Trust's Education Programme

Three-year deal funds two Education Officers to 2023

Jersey Electricity is delighted to be supporting The National Trust for Jersey’s Education Programme for the next three years, providing funding for the Trust’s two Education Officers to the end of 2022.

Around 3,500 children a year engage with the Trust’s programme, which involves a wide range of activities that complement schools’ science curricula and encourage children to ‘reconnect with nature’. The focus of the new programme will be on biodiversity loss recognising the causes and impacts of its loss and how to prevent this.

Under the banner ‘We Have the Power’, the programme aims to raise awareness of the causes of climate change and the small and large scale carbon reduction steps needed to curb it. As well as conducting a series of school assemblies, the Trust and JE hope to make Le Moulin de Quétivel a learning centre for climate change education events.

Trust CEO Charles Alluto said: ‘Our Education Programme has been running for ten years and is an important part of the Trust’s varied work. Engaging young people in nature is vital for the future protection of our natural environment which is under threat more than ever. Our previous sponsorship of this programme had concluded and we are delighted that Jersey Electricity has come on board. The utility and its employees have supported the Trust on many initiatives over the years, including more recently, of course, this year, our woodland restoration of Mourier Valley and our #LoveNature Festival.’

JE CEO Chris Ambler said: ‘Jersey Electricity has proudly been a long-standing supporter and corporate partner of the National Trust for Jersey. As well as our Corporate Membership, over the past decade we have supported the Trust on many initiatives in which we share a mutual passion and interest, working hard to protect the Island’s natural resources and environment. We are therefore delighted to be able to support the Trust’s important Education Programme for the next three years.

‘As a Company, our vision is to help inspire a zero-carbon future for Jersey and for that we need our children to be informed, engaged and passionate about protecting our wonderful Island and to play our part in the global fight on climate change and its impact on biodiversity.’