The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have long been supporters of the environment; for this reason, the couple has named The Wilderness Foundation UK as one of seven charities to receive donations in place of gifts to celebrate their wedding. Keep reading to learn more about what The Wilderness Foundation UK does to help the planet.
Prince Harry first visited The Wilderness Foundation in 2017. Prince Harry met with students participating in ‘environmental education, mindfulness, and connection to nature workshops’ according to the organizations website.Embed from Getty Images
The Wilderness Foundation UK offers programs in the UK and throughout parts of Europe to harness the power of the wilderness to enhance the lives of vulnerable teenagers. Their various educational programs aim to empower and produce the world’s future sustainability leaders. This incredible organization touches the lives of over 6,000 teenagers a year dealing with challenging lives and mental health issues. What is really unique about this organization is their hands-on approach to education. For example, their Chatham Green Project is a 400-acre living classroom. The Wilderness Foundation is also incredibly inclusive; for example, The ‘Down to Earth’ allotment project educates people with disabilities and mental health problems to grow their own food.
To get involved you do not necessarily have to be in the UK or Europe. The organization has several ways you can contribute, click HERE to learn more. To read about the amazing work that The Wilderness Foundation UK is doing be sure to visit them online HERE.