Mini bug barn workshop
Over 4 years I was given the honor, by the Low Carbon Trust, of organising school visits to provide environmental workshops in the award winning Brighton Earthship.
Through an interactive presentation, I take the school on a virtual tour of the building’s impressive range of sustainable technology, including solar panels,a wind turbine, rainwater harvesting and eye catching recycled materials. This assembly is a great way to engage everyone in a range of environmental issues, followed by a questions and answer session.
Food miles assembly
Food, and its relationship with the environment is often overlooked.
50% of our food is imported to the UK, we learn how far food travels by tracing the journeys of different fruit and vegetables. As a school we discuss how food is grown, the benefits of fresh food, and the recycling responsibility we all have for hundreds of tons of packaging waste.
The rainforest is one of the largest environmental issues humankind faces. We take a look at some of the causes of deforestation.
The assembly starts by listening to the sounds of the rainforest. We quickly discover that rainforests are the most diverse ecosystems on the planet containing more species of plants and animals than all the earth’s other ecosystems combined, two-thirds of all the world’s wildlife species. A single hectare of tropical rainforest may contain 200 tree species. Many rainforests in Central and South America have been burnt down to make way for cattle farming, the removal of hardwoods like teak and mahogany play a key role of deforestation.