1. Do the
** For a week try three different ways to use less water and energy at home.
** Keep a record of what you've done and how much less water and energy you have used.
2. Do the following:
** Collect packaging that can and cannot be recycled. Know how you would:
- dispose safely of the different items
- reduce packaging waste.
** Show how you sort items into recycling groups and where your local recycling facilities are found.
3. Find out about your local recycling facilities. Make a poster showing what can be recycled and where the collection points are for at least three different materials.
Visit a local farmers' market and find out why buying produce therehelps the farmer, you and the environment.
Collect six food items such as apples, pineapples or coffee. Discuss whether they are produced in this country or another. Know the problems of transporting food a long way.
5. Explain how artificial fertilisers, pesticides and the destruction of hedgerows affect wildlife.
6. Find out about an endangered species, like red squirrels, tigers, blue whales or giant pandas. Make a display or information pack about them.
Need some help? Look up these
organisations for information about endangered animals and saving the
environment (each link opens in a new window).