May 27 2012
Now you all know I love a person who dresses up in animal suits, so I was really excited to hear from Justin this week who was telling me about a great project he was involved in and yes he also wears a Panda suit!
It is called ‘The Panda made me do it’
What is The Panda Made Me Do it?
The Panda Made Me Do It is all about you. The natural world is in trouble – we all know that – climate change and our runaway demand for natural resources are taking their toll on the planet. But if we are all are prepared to take action we can make a difference. The Panda Made Me Do It is about collecting, sharing and celebrating things that people are doing
for our planet. Here you can find inspiration from others and suggestions of things you can do with WWF to play your own part.
It’s your future. Tell us what you’re going to do.
Why is it so important?
The world we live in is incredible, but it’s in trouble, and it needs you. Our growing demand on natural resources is putting the natural world under pressure. Around the world, nearly a quarter of all mammal species and a third of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Globally, we are using around 25% more natural resources than the planet can replace. And in the UK, we’re consuming three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources. There is something each and every one of us can do to show we care, and to make a difference.
Want to join in?
Join the environmental movement that says it’s not all hopeless, you can make a difference. It’s not all doom and gloom, it’s about fun runs, forest picnics, fundraising and taking control of the future of the planet.
Shout about it
If you care about the future of the planet, we want your friends to care too. The Panda Made Me Do It is about collecting, sharing and celebrating things that people are doing for our planet.
What could you do?
They need primary schools to take part in the WWF and BT Green Ambassador scheme, which aims to encourage a new generation of sustainability champions. The Green Ambassadors scheme is helping pupils to make their green ideas a reality, building a more sustainable future for their local community. For example:
● At Alphington Primary in Devon, BT education volunteer Clare works with her daughter Amelia and her school friends to help them be more aware of the need to protect the planet, and do their bit to reduce their impact on it
● So far, through the scheme, they’ve created their own plastic bottle recycling point, made a nature pond, built a story-telling hut from mud and recycled wood, and conducted surveys to show each class its energy consumption and find ways to minimise waste.
● As Amelia says, having the colourful Green Ambassador graphics around “helps me remember to do things to help the school and the world.”
What can you do?
If you’d like more children to learn about green issues and sustainability by taking action in their primary schools, make sure your local school knows about the Green Ambassadors scheme. Teachers can register now and a school kit will
be sent within 28 days: http://register.education.co.uk/greenambassadors