World Environment Day
05 June 2009
Green Energy UK staff take their message out into the community
To mark the United Nations’ June 5th World Environment Day, Green Energy UK, supplier of 100% renewable and 100% green electricity, closed down its Ware office for the day to host a fun-packed all-day environment event for pupils at Heath Mount School.
Staff from Green Energy UK were joined by year 7 pupils in an exercise to make the school pond a hospitable dwelling for wildlife to flourish. Pupils throughout the school abandoned lessons to learn about recycling, sustainability and transport, with the latter including a ride on a horse to illustrate how our transport has changed. Staff from Paradise Wildlife Park, a green energy uk customer, also attended the event, showing exotic animals and giving a talk about animals and their natural habitats. There was also a quiz for pupils and a colouring competition with prizes for a family to visit Paradise Wildlife Park.
The UN asked people to plant trees to commemorate World Environment day and two lime trees were planted in the grounds of the school.
Doug Stewart, Green Energy UK founder and chief exec, says about the day at Heath Mount School: “It was great fun for both teachers and children. World Environment Day is a UN initiative to raise awareness of environmental issues. We all know we need to do as much as we can to look after our planet for future generations and if we can all do little things to help the environment it adds up and makes an important difference. We were really impressed by the children’s knowledge and awareness of the issues we are facing and their questions were both intelligent and challenging”
Doug and pupils from Heath Mount have also recorded video messages for the United Nations ‘Seal the Deal’ campaign that urges world governments to sign up to reducing carbon emissions.