As a Platinum Eco School BIPS now sits on the National Eco Committee which meets twice a year to discuss global issues, share ideas and work collaboratively. BIPS representatives attended the South Wales event at Pontlliw and started the day with some fun ice breakers to get to know our new partners.
The morning workshop was all about understanding the impact of food production on our planet and raising awareness of the problem of food waste. DB: did you know there is 400 tonnes of food waste generated in Wales each year?!
We shared our experiences of dinner times at our own schools and worked together to think of creative ways forward to impact the food waste issue.
The afternoon workshops had a focus on global issues like deforestation and the groups worked on ideas for educating our local communities to play their part by making sensible choices. We decided to focus on the impact of palm oil production on millions of acres of rainforest in Indonesia. CH: did you know areas the size of 300 football pitches are being cleared for Palm oil plantations EVERY HOUR! Simply checking ingredients on food labels to avoid palm oil products will make a huge difference. You have a choice!
We’re looking forward to working with our friends on the National Eco Committee again soon.