Looking after the Earth

Just as the mornings are getting a wee bit lighter and the world starts waking up into early springtime, we have a lot of upcoming opportunities to think about looking after the earth and keeping it beautiful. Three events which present many opportunities for learning through the outdoors are:

Fairtrade fortnight begins 27th February until 11th March and this year there is a campaign about taking active steps to promote fairtrade products and practice in your neighbourhood and community. More information can be found here.

Green Schools Week begins 26th – 30th March with many schools joining the green schools revolution through growing their own food, taking care of the school grounds and local surroundings and participating in sustainable development education activities about healthy living, energy and water. There are masses of ideas and resources available through the GSR site here.

Lastly, WWF’s Earth Hour will take place this year on 31st March. All over the world people will be switiching off lights and wearing it bright to demonstrate their intention to protect the natural world and tackle climate change. There is an education support pack and other resources as well as information about Scottish events available here.

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