Friday, 28 April 2017

Keynsham Kindness Day 24 April 2017

After giving a talk in Avon Wildlife Group Keynsham Group in January, I was contacted a by quite a few people from Keynsham who wanted me to get involved in their event. One of these was attending a Keynsham Kindness Day event on 24/4/17. I was going to be launching the #kindness_connects wristband campaign. I was also going to be leading a Keynsham Now group discussion about teenage bullying.

I really loved being involvedI with Keynsham Kindness Day and launching their wristband project. After all the nastiness online and beyond, this was a lovely idea #kindness_connects.

When we arrived,  a lady I recognised from an environmental training session I had been to in Keynsham a few months gave me some chocolates as a "random act of kindness". How lovely was that?

I also met Paris Brosnan, who is from Keynsham and has just written her first children's book called Billy Bee (  Look out for my review of the book very soon, it was delightful and I can't wait to read it to my nephew Lucas.

It was also good to talk about bullying and on-line trolls with other young people from Keynsham Now.

Young Birder May-Rose Birdgirl Craig and Dr Sarah Cox launching the #kindness_connects campaign
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig

Young Birder May-Rose Birdgirl Craig launching the #kindness_connects campaign
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig

#kindness_connects campaign

About the Author

Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig in Antarctica
Photograph copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Craig is a 14-year-old young British Bangladeshi birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent.

Mya-Rose was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer-songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people
She is an Ambassador for World Shorebirds Day, See It Her Way and a Charter Champion for The Charter for Woods, Trees and People. She organised a conference, Race Equality in Nature, in June 2016 aiming to increase the ethnic diversity in nature and plans to run her third Camp Avalon camp in 2017. She has also set up Black2Nature with the aim of working with organisations to increase the access to nature of Black Asian Minority Ethnic people. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change. She has been awarded the Bath and West Show Environmental Youth Award 2017 for Bristol for her Black2Nature work EYA 2017Please also like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter.

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