Helping the environment and stimulating imagination

Over the last few years there has been a move away from bright plastic in Early Years settings.  Not only is this good for the children but also for the environment.  There are a number of local suppliers where you can obtain recycled materials for loose parts play.

Link to Scrapstore:

Link to The Recycling Shop which hosts Recycling for Education:

How you can be more environmentally friendly

GoCompare's Energy Calculator Tool

GoCompare have developed an interactive energy cost calculator tool to help you find out how much something costs to run. Use the calculator linked below to pick the appliances you want to compare and select how long they'll be in use for.

Energy saving ideas

Here are some quick wins for saving energy!

  • Only fill the kettle up as much as you need
  • Put your computer or laptop in sleep mode when you're away from your desk
  • Turn off your computer or laptop if you're not using it for an extended period of time
  • Favour natural lighting rather than using lights when they're not needed
  • Enable energy saving settings on your computer or laptop
  • Put your computer monitor or TV in eco mode, or lower the brightness

Cycling to work

Did you know you can save up to 48.25% on a new bike using the Bike2Work Scheme? This has the dual benefit of cutting your fuel costs AND building exercise into your day!

Ethical consumer?

Whilst the cost of the living crisis keeps rising, this means that everyone is watching budgets, but it's important not to forget the wider impact of our purchases. Have a look at the Ethical Consumer website for more information across a wider spectrum of areas.

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