The Green Infrastructure Charter for the Amman Valley seeks to bring together people from across all sectors under a set of aims defined during consultation with representatives across these sectors:
- Protecting and enhancing the local environment.
- Ensuring we make the best, most sustainable, use of natural assets and resources within the Valley.
- Provide meaningful and rewarding opportunities which meet aim 1 and 2 whilst supporting improved social, emotional, economic and health related well-being.
- Support economic growth through increased awareness of Green Infrastructure related career and business opportunities.
- To recognise, formally, the work already being undertaken in support of these aims and to assist those wishing to contribute through the GI Charter Award.
- To improve community cohesion, sense of place and happiness with the Valley as a place to live, work and raise children.
- Improved access to natural spaces
- Benefits to personal health and wellbeing through organised activities.
- Advocacy to help protect the local environment.
- Opportunity to participate in GI events and activities.
- Improved volunteering and skill development opportunities.
- Support with the development of environment policies which meet local need.
- Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities through staff volunteering.
- Improved staff morale, teamwork and well-being.
- Recognition for business concern and action around environmental issues.
- Formal recognition under the “GI Charter Award” through ongoing and committed involvement.
- Breakdown of business impact on GI priorities locally and efforts in support of local Place Plans and the Well-being of Future Generations Act National Indicators.
Town and Community Councils
- Improved engagement and recognition against environmental issues within your communities.
- Reference of actions undertaken in compliance with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) duties and other associated legislation.
- Opportunity to collaborate across communities and enhance access to grant funding and shared resources.
- Improved opportunities for volunteering within your communities for both Councillors and your residents.
Schools and Education
- Access to education resources specific to the local area; making learning real and relatable.
- Support with the integration of Green Infrastructure within your curriculum.
- Easily accessible field-trip opportunities and the early involvement in the development of outdoor learning spaces.
- Recognition for the school under the Eco-Schools framework, the Well-being of Future Generations Act and “Well-being” aspects of the National Curriculum.
- Greater opportunities for ecology, sustainability and ecology related research and practical experience for HE and FE students.
- Improved staff well-being and morale through staff only engagement, training and volunteering events.
When becoming a member of the "Green Infrastructure Amman Valley Charter", all members are asked to:
- Consider the impact of changes made upon the local and wider environment.
- Support volunteer activity within the community to improve and enhance Green Infrastructure.
- To share learning and skills through the “GI Updates” bulletin and the “GI Skills Share” scheme.
- To undertake, with support, a review of relevant policies and procedures within 6 months of becoming a member.
- Individuals: To undertake 2 days of volunteer activity every 12 months as a minimum.
- Businesses and Organisations: To undertake 2 days of team-based volunteer activity every 12months as a minimum.
To register your interest in becoming a member of the "Green Infrastructure Amman Valley Charter", please email [email protected] to receive your registration forms and further assistance.
If you have any queries in relation to the Charter, or other GI activities being undertaken, please contract:
N: Rob Venus
M: 07401 424842