A Nottingham volunteer hopes his passion will inspire others to help combat climate change in his new role with aid agency CAFOD.
Tom Beall has been chosen as a Climate Champion by the agency, which will see him travel to Brussels by train in July for a sustainability workshop.
When 20-year-old Tom returns from the workshop, he will be raising awareness about climate change, sustainable living and CAFOD campaigns in the local community.
Tom said: “The reason I applied to be a Climate Champion is because climate change is something that I feel really passionate about.
“I know it is a problem that needs addressing and I hope I am able to help in doing that. I want to be able to inspire others to feel as passionately about the environment as I do.
“I can’t wait to head off to Brussels!”
Tom works at family business Smiths timber merchant in Newark and also volunteers with the National Trust, Newark Palace Theatre and the International Cricket Council.
CAFOD and the National Trust are both part of the Climate Coalition, which is formed of different organisations in the UK who have come together to combat climate change.
Tom said: “The fact that the National Trust and CAFOD are linked by the Climate Coalition is brilliant for me!”
Tom will also be undertaking a volunteer position with CAFOD as a Campaign Volunteer Co-ordinator.
He went on to say: “I will help ensure that the impact and engagement of CAFOD campaigning is as high as possible on a local level.