Met with Wendy at Climate week.
St Christopher’s CE High School and Sixth Form showed that from tiny seeds, big sustainability initiatives can grow. The Lancashire school’s Pledge 4 Veg campaign asked local people to promise to grow their own vegetables in return for a starter pot containing onions and garlic. The children harnessed the power of Youtube, and the local Accrington Stanley and Blackburn Rovers football teams, to promote their scheme. In all 2,000 starter pots were given away, which the students estimate saved 3,000kg of carbon by reducing the need to import produce. The campaign also led to local primary and secondary schools setting up the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Eco Cluster group which meets every half term to discuss ways of improving sustainability.