Welcome to Otesha UK

Otesha is building a community of people who see their lives as powerful tools for environmental and social change.  We connect day to day choices with their global impacts, inspiring people to take positive and creative action for a fairer, cleaner and greener world.  Through training and support we empower young people from all backgrounds to take the lead in creating this change for themselves, their community and the wider world.

We’re also taking sustainable living personally. Sometimes we’re nomadic cyclists, other times we’re improv theatre wizards and every so often you can find us shamelessly sowing seeds whilst helping young people into world-changing green careers. We want to spread and share good ideas – from cycling to free-cycling; from free-range to fair trade – and create social and environmental change through our everyday lives.

At the heart of the Otesha Project you’ll find a two-wheeled revolution. Every summer, teams of wonderful people are hopping on bikes and travelling across the UK, stopping at schools, festivals and communities along the way to inspire individuals to take creative and positive action towards a more sustainable future and generally make the world a better place.  This year the True North Cycle Tour is cycling around Scotland on a sustainability mission. Check out what the tour is up to in their blog and follow their movements on twitter @OteshaUK #truenorthcycletour

And that’s not all. We work with young people in schools, colleges and youth clubs, helping them to set up projects that will make it easier for other people in their schools and communities to live in a cleaner, greener, fairer way.  If it’s a green career you’re after we’re here too, busying ourselves matching up the people that need the work with the work that needs to be done; providing training for young people that need a bit of a boost into decent work.

If you’re looking for the Otesha Project in Canada, you can find them at www.otesha.ca. There’s also an Otesha Project Australia up and running – their online home is www.otesha.org.au.

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Get into Green Jobs

Our Green Jobs programme aims to provide training and work experience for young, unemployed people.

Our Alumni Spotlight

Our most recent addition to our ‘alumni spotlight’ is the inspiring Ellie and Robin, currently cycling from the West Bank to the UK.

Could you help Otesha thrive?

We’re after a new chair for our board of trustees – could it be you?