For those not already aware, the Co-op supermarket is now offering soft plastic recycling at many of their stores. This includes things like crisp packets, bread bags, pasta bags and biscuit wrappers. You can find out more information on their website, including a full list of participating stores (which they are hoping to expand soon if your local shop is not currently listed).   Please share with your units, friends, and family – and encourage them to give it a go!

Climate Change

Following on from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in autumn 2021,  why not take a look at the list of free resources, produced as part of the ‘Together for Our Planet’ campaign. There’s also the recently launched Natwest’s ‘Climate Savers’ competition – encouraging school aged children to share their climate action ideas – more information here.

Why not try this podcast series.

It is a UN climate action podcast that brings voices of youth climate activist together with engineers and entrepreneurs who show you how to bring about change.

This month we want to share this useful list of resources related to the environment and climate change.

A Collated List of Online Climate Change Learning Resources

We hope that these may be of use to you, your family or units.

It has been put together by SEEd (Sustainability and Environmental Education) and is very comprehensive; including websites, courses, videos, resources for teachers etc.

If you know of any other resources that you think are useful please share them with us!

Try challenging yourself this month to ‘eat seasonally’ – eating fresh foods that are locally produced at the same time as you’re eating them. It can save money, support local suppliers, and is much better for the environment as it reduces the miles food has to travel to reach your local shop. For example, food in season now includes cauliflower, leeks, kale, parsnips and rhubarb!

Eat the seasons is a useful resource to support with this, which offers information about seasonal food, tips and recipe ideas