The meeting was for a group that David, through SGP, helps out called EAGER (Environmental Action Group East Renfrewshire) who are trying to make environmental and social changes in that council area.
When I went in I felt nervous as I wasn't sure what to expect. I felt like I was being thrown in at the deep end and worried people would ask me what I thought. This is because I am only just learning what it is all about but I realised that what they asked was just how I felt about stuff. That was a lot easier.
Most of the stuff that was talked about went over my head as I didn't know it but some things I recognised from stuff David had taught me before. They talked about stalled spaces and making bad places better by planting trees. Someone mentioned match funding and I thought that was money to buy matches. I then found out that it meant a company would give £2000 funding if the people looking for it could also get the same amount from other places. David mentioned using Scottish native trees in the areas and this sounded good to me as it makes sense if they’re Scottish trees in Scotland. This is like the arboretum that David showed me.
It was interesting how much was talked about in such a short time, even though I didn't understand much about it.
I also met a girl about my age who is part of the group. She has done DoE and is now doing a Saltire Award in volunteering.