Our activities

Ocean Blue - Heritage Lottery Funded project

The Ocean Blue project is a heritage project which has been inspired and developed by children and young people working with EnvironmentPlus International CIC who live in the rural coastal area which is situated hundreds of metres above the White Cliffs of Dover overlooking the English channel at its narrowest point between the UK with the French coast, which is clearly visible in the distance. The area in which these young people live stretches about seven miles in length between Dover and Capel le Ferne and inland towards Hawkinge with the English Channel being omni present in their lives. The young people realize they see and are aware of the existence of the world famous cliffs and English Channel but they know very little in relation to the heritage, particularly little knowledge about habitats, plant and animal life, biodiversity and ecosystems. EnvironmentPlus International CIC supported by the local fishing Cooperative – Folkestone Trawlers, working with local schools and Kent County Council are helping young people to understand key endangered and at risk species , to identify varieties of fish, crustaceans, sponges etc; and to know all about chalk reefs and biodiversity in the area.

Environmental, Horticultural, and Wildlife awareness learning programmes for young people with physical and learning disabilities

EnvironmentPlus International CIC currently works with local communities, schools and youth groups to offer environmental and wildlife education programmes for young people and this will be one of our ongoing key objectives, to ensure practical understanding of environmental issues for future generations.

We will also offer Enterprise programmes for young people linked to the environment / traditional crafts and skills. This work is supported by sponsorship from several community organisations including Robust Training part of Ruskin Private Hire, Bunker48, and Ixion – Anglia Ruskin University.