10.11.21 - Our Living Planet

Day 3: Our Living Planet

Today is a celebration of the incredible ecosystems that make life on earth possible.

Can you go meat free for the day, or longer?

For schools partnered with Waltham Forest Catering click here for today's tasty Climate-Friendly Wednesday  menu. 

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  • Daily Action: Meat free day

    Why not make a pledge to cut down on the amount of meat you eat?

    Even one meat-free day a week can help lower your personal greenhouse gas emissions. Find recipes and more linked below.


    Daily Action - details and ideas
  • Keynote speakers: Primary school

    Author and ecologist Michael Holland

    Start the day by watching this film of local author and ecologist Michael Holland sharing weird and wonderful facts about plants, inspiring us to think about all the things they are made into.

    Follow the link below for lesson ideas based on Michael's book 'I ate Sunshine for Breakfast'.

    Keynote supporting resource
  • Keynote speaker: Secondary schools and colleges

    Too Good To Go

    Start the day watching this highly informative keynote speaker video from food waste saving app Too Good To Go.

    Learn why food waste is such as major climate and biodiversity issue as well as being hugely unjust.


    Keynote supporting resources
  • KS1 & KS2 Resources

    Farm in a Box

    The Country Trust's very popular Climate Action Farm in a Box is fully booked but you can still bring the farm to the classroom - and get on their waiting list!

    Learn more about Farm in a Box
  • KS3 & KS4 resources

    Life on Land

    UNESCO offer resources from The Worlds Largest Lesson on all of the Sustainable Development Goals including SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Recommended resources
  • Post 16

    Too Good to Go

    A collection of resources on food and waste for age 10  - 18 years

    Too Good to Go resources
  • Families

    Kids Kitchen

    East London Kids Kitchen offer Pip and Pats Veg Adventure for cooking and learning about book with young children.


    Earth Cubs contains lots of activities and lessons for families, early years and KS1.

    Get Cooking with Pip and Pat
  • CPD session

    Wednesday 10 November 2021 4.00pm - 4.45pm

    How to become an Eco-School in Waltham Forest. 

    Waltham Forest Council (LBWF) has pledged to support every school in the borough to take part in the national Eco-Schools programme and will pay for schools to complete the Green Flag accreditation in the next two years.
    Click here to read more about the session. 


    For SEND Schools
    This CPD session by Waltham Forest Cultural Learning Partnership includes using soundscapes in the environment.

    Click for booking link
  • More inspiration: Podcasts, books, etc.

    Wangari Maathai

    Learn about Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
    Webpage with a video for young people and adults here. 
    Children's story with audio here.

    Find out about the Green Belt Movement