Our Commitment to the Environment

At Suntrap we provide memorable, first-hand experiences that educate and inspire; developing respect and understanding on ways to protect our planet. 

Through education we aim to inspire visitors to take ownership of the natural world and to make positive contributions to improve their local area.

We hope to work with young people to develop their interest in enviro-causes which resonate with them and empower them with the confidence to stand up for what they believe is right.

To protect our planet we'll reduce our carbon emissions, leading by example to promote positive environmental sustainability aspects of teaching and learning. 

Read our environmental commitment here

If you're a school or college in Waltham Forest come and join us at our first Waltham Forest Schools and colleges Climate Summit 8 November - 12 November 2021.

On our Blog page we share our views and expertise on environmental issues close to our hearts.

  • Waltham Forest Climate Summit

    Monday 8 November - Friday 12 November 2021

    Waltham Forest is running its first online schools and colleges Climate Summit. This free week-long event will inspire and motivate learners of all ages with the resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to effect change. 

    Find out more here
  • Reducing our carbon footprint at Suntrap

    We are reducing our carbon footprint.

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  • Learning activities

    All our learning activities connect users with nature and help them to learn about the climate and ecological crisis. 

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  • Sustainability at the Suntrap site

    Across our seven acre site our buildings and habitats support our commitment to the environment.

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  • What is climate change?

    Find out more about the effects of climate change and what you can do to help protect our planet.

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  • Loss of biodiversity

    Find out why 41% of wildlife species in the UK are in decline.

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  • Giving nature a hand

    Here are some simple ways you can give nature a hand, whether you have a garden or a balcony.

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  • Reducing your carbon footprint

    Here are some simple suggestions for how you can help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, so helping to reduce climate warming.

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  • Epping Forest

    Find out more about the flora and fauna of this ancient forest.

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  • Waltham Forest Climate Emergency Commission: a Call to Action

    One of the recommendations is to educate young people about the Climate Emergency and empower them to take action by embedding it within the school curriculum and provide them with a platform to lead the borough. Suntrap wholeheartedly supports this recommendation and will aim to play a a pivotal role.

    Read the report