Will you make a promise for the planet?
To celebrate Earth Day, Thursday 22nd April 2021, we are challenging your youth club to make a PLANET PROMISE!
We know that young people and youth workers are passionate about the environment and have the best ideas of how to improve their communities and help protect our planet.
How do I enter?
To enter London Youth’s Planet Promise challenge as a youth group/youth club send your entry to Sophie email@example.com and be entered into a prize draw for fun sustainable prize for your youth club!
- Send us your planet promise using the template below and attached here
- Send us a photo or video recording of your youth club’s planet promise
- Send a banner or poster of your planet promise at your youth club
- Send us a drawing, or photo or experiment with recycled and eco-friendly materials – anything goes (really the sky is the limit!)
Entries will close on Earth Day Thursday 22nd April 2021
Earth day is a celebration of the planet we live on as well as an opportunity to talk about climate change action.
All around the world people take part in events to promote climate action and encourage others to protect the planet – we want you inspire other people at your youth club and across London to make a planet promise and protect our planet. YOU have the power to protect our incredible planet.
You can find out more about Earth Day here https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/
Examples of planet promises
Get some inspiration here https://www.instagram.com/planet.promises/
- Keeping cups and bringing water bottles – getting rid of disposable cups at my youth club
- Start composting at my youth club – We throw away seven million tonnes of food and drink per year in the UK alone. Composting a tonne of food and drink waste has a carbon footprint of just 6kg. Sending the same amount to landfill via your bin produces more than 100 times that amount – equivalent to driving a car for 24 hours!
- Planting pollinators in our youth club to increase biodiversity
- Make a bee and bug hotel to increase biodiversity
- We will switch our energy provider to a green energy supplier
- Make a vegan meal together every month – to teach other about reducing meat consumption. Shockingly, the UK food supply alone is linked to the potential extinction of approximately 33 species. Reducing meat consumption and eating more plant-based foods can reduce your carbon and water footprint and help safeguard wildlife.
- Make an eco-council at your youth group
- Switch off the lights
- Plant a tree a year
- Turn off lights and appliances when they are not being used
- Have recycling bins in every room in the youth club!
- Run an upcycling workshop
- Walk or cycle club – to encourage people to not use cars and reduce their carbon footprint
Download your Planet Promise template here.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Sophie firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing your entries!