Online Presentations

Earthship Presentation

Over a period of four years Green Up Your Act was given the honour, by the Low Carbon Trust, of organising school visits and providing environmental workshops in the award winning Brighton Earthship.

Through an interactive presentation, we take the class on a virtual tour of the building’s impressive range of sustainable technology; including solar panels, a wind turbine, rainwater harvesting, and the eye catching recycled materials used in the fabric of the building itself.

Food Miles Presentation

Food and its relationship with the environment is often overlooked. 

50% of the food we buy is imported to the UK and 1/3 of it never gets eaten. As part of this presentation participants learn how far food travels by tracing the journeys of different varieties of fruit and vegetables.  As a school we discuss together how food is grown, the benefits of fresh food and the responsibility we all have, to reduce the huge amount of wasted food and excess packaging which is produced every day.

Plastic in our ocean Assemblies

In this assembly on marine litter, we learn at and discuss the use of single use plastic and their alternatives.

Plastic is a part of our daily lives, whether it be a bottle, a straw, or plastic bag, it makes up a large part of the materials we regularly use. When carelessly discarded plastic reaches our seas, it poses a threat to the animals that live there and depend on the oceans for food. To a dolphin, a floating plastic bag looks like a jellyfish and small pieces of floating plastic look like fish to seabirds. Drifting nets entangle birds, fish and mammals, making it difficult to move or eat. As our consumption of plastic mounts, so too does the danger to marine life.

Rainforest Presentation

The destruction of the rainforest is one of the largest environmental issues facing mankind. In this assembly we take a look at some of the causes of deforestation.

The presentation starts by listening to the sounds of the rainforest. We quickly discover that rainforests are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They contain two-thirds of all the world’s plant and wildlife species. For example a single hectare of tropical rainforest may have as many as 200 species of trees. Large areas of rainforest have been cleared to make way for cattle farming and soya bean production. The removal of commercially valuable hardwoods such as teak and mahogany have accounted for most of the lost species.

  • The whole school really enjoyed your assembly about the importance of recycling which was made even more interesting when you showed them the items that had been made from recycled material. The pratical activity of recycling newspaper to make a plant pot and planting seedlings was a good hands on activity in which all of our pupils were able to experience success. Many thanks Phil!
    Dawn MartinCedar Centre Brighton
  • The children at Elm Grove Primary School had a fantastic morning learning about the importance of recycling. There was a good balance of listening, discussion and practical activities. The children learnt how to make plant pots from old newspapers and planted seedlings to take home. It was great to have Philip come to our school and we are looking forward to our follow up visit to the Earthship in the summer.
    Claire CampbellElm Grove Primary School
  • Thank you very much for coming in and working so hard with our young children! They all had a great day and we will do our best to build on the enthusiasm the children have for gardening!
    Sally OvereadSt Thomas More’s school – Hampshire
  • Thank you very much for coming in and working so hard with our young children! They all had a great day and we will do our best to build on the enthusiasm the children have for gardening!
    Sally OvereadSt Thomas More’s school – Hampshire
  • It was a great to see how much the students enjoyed the making their own plant pots from newspaper and planting them up with a variety of seedling to take home or grow at school. As well as the hands on activities there was a really good mixture of questions, answers and discussions.
    K. InkpenCardinal Newman Catholic School – Eco Enrichment Day
  • Thank you so much. The children were buzzing with excitement on our return about bottle walls wind turbines and allotments!
    Emma FooksWestdene Primary School Brighton
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