START NOW AND SPREAD THE WORD
The Cambridge Eco-Challenge for the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is organised by the Cambridge Schools Eco-Council, a local network of students from over 30 Cambridge schools who lead eco-clubs. The Eco-Challenge was created to inspire children who are at home under lockdown measures to stay active and enhance their local environment and sustainability, one small project at a time.
The Cambridge Eco-Challenge can be accessed on the eco-council committee’s website blog, where a challenge will be posted online every fortnight!
The first Eco-Challenge went live a few days ago, and will run until April 25th, 2020. The task asks children to think about green and garden waste. Since the green waste bins are no longer being collected due to the pandemic, the eco-challenge is for kids to build a green waste composter (big or small, for gardens, balconies, or even windowsills). Children take photos of their design, building process and completed project (with themselves in the photos if they wish) and write a short blog entry about their project, then send it by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local community leaders will judge the entries, and the most creative submissions will be awarded Eco-Challenge Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates!
Children of all ages are invited to participate in all the challenges the Eco-Council will post over the coming weeks. We can’t wait to see what kind of eco-creations you come up with!