Saturday 26 November is 'Buy Nothing Day', which challenges our consumer culture by inviting us to spend a day without spending. Whether you take part as a personal experiment or public statement, the aim is to encourage a commitment to consuming less, recycling more and asking companies which make products to clean up and be fair. Find out more by following this link.
Bournemouth University host a free screening at 6:30pm on 23rd November!
My name's Celia and I'm on the outreach team of 'Just Do It', a documentary that lifts the lid on climate activism. Just Do It is a film that engages and inspires, it offers a funny and illuminating look at a community who refuses to sit back and allow the destruction of their world.
We thought that you might really enjoy watching it and I'm pleased to inform you that there will be a screening of the film at Bournemouth University this Wednesday 23rd November, the details of which are below. You can also see the event on the website here: http://justdoitfilm.com/bournemouth-university-630pm
It would be great if you could send this invite around your networks and contacts who you think would be interested. We want to make sure as many people are able to see the film as possible, and word of mouth is our primary way of marketing. If you could also shout about us on facebook / twitter that would be fantastic.
Following the success of Switch-Off Fortnight in the past two years, the Pod are delighted to invite teachers from across the UK to register to take part in this year's campaign from 21st November to 4th December.
The original Switch-Off Fortnight was piloted by Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Coventry councils in 2008 and results showed the potential to save up to 20%* in energy costs as a result of taking part.
Since then the Pod has worked with these councils to make Switch-Off Fortnight a national campaign and one that will involve the whole school, parents and the local community. The success of Switch-Off Fortnight is increasing year on year; when it first launched in 2009, more than 2500 schools joined in and last year more than 3700 used Switch-Off Fortnight resources to focus on saving energy in their schools.
This year they've got 4,000 free campaign packs to give away on a first come, first served basis to schools that sign up to take part in Switch-Off Fortnight. Last year the packs ran out very quickly so don't miss out - sign up today!