Campaigns

Our curriculum-linked campaigns are the most popular feature of the Pod. They get the whole school working together and inspired to take action. They can also be led by students, which is an essential criterion for an Eco-School Award.

We have lots of resources to make taking part easy, fun, impactful and rewarding.

Waste Week 2022

Waste Week is back from 8-12 March and this year’s theme is e-waste.

We all love new tech, but our growing use of electronic and electrical devices is creating a BIG waste problem.

In fact, the UK is second in the world for creating the most electronic waste – and we’re on course to hold the number one spot by 2023!

We’re also a nation of hoarders and, if we want to help the planet, we should be recycling our old tech. This would cut as much CO2 as taking 1.3 million cars off the road.

Join us this Waste Week to learn why e-waste is such a hot topic and, importantly, what schools, young people and their families can do about it.

We are developing new assembly and curriculum-linked resources, an info-pack, poster pack and fun activities to support your campaign. Sign up to be the first to hear about these.

153 Schools/groups have already signed up

What's Under Your Feet? 2021/22

Help scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns.

It’s easy to take part and children will love being citizen scientists and working outside of the classroom. 

What do you need to do?

  1. Sign up to take part 
  2. Conduct a dig and soil/invertebrate survey in October, March and June*
  3. Upload your data to the Pod here 

Download all the resources you need, including; lesson plan, assembly, information pack and short instructional films. 

Find the Invertebrate Survey Recording Sheet here. 

*You can take part in any or all of the digs, but the scientists need as much data as possible.

227 Schools/groups have already signed up
1 Local Authorities have already signed up

Recycle to Read 2021-22

Get free books for your school in return for recycling tech and toys!

Recycle to Read is a fun and rewarding campaign for primary schools that promotes care for the environment, whilst supporting children’s literacy.

Why get involved?

Empower your pupils to make a difference by collecting unwanted toys and tech in this exciting whole school campaign:

  • Receive books in return for reusing and recycling
  • Access free curriculum-linked environmental education resources
  • Care for the environment through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling
  • Be part of a bigger movement to help the planet
  • Help to make history! Recycle to Read is a circular economy solution for plastic toys and creating a new recycling infrastructure that didn’t exist before

Please note: We have now filled all available places for our autumn term collections. You can still sign up to the campaign, and we will put your school on our priority waiting list for a spring or summer term (2022) collection

482 Schools/groups have already signed up
3 Local Authorities have already signed up

Switch Off Fortnight 2021

Join in a very special Switch Off Fortnight in 2021, brought to you in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust Foundation.

This year, our hugely popular energy-saving campaign coincides with COP 26 – the UN convention on climate change – which is taking place in the UK for the first time.

Switch Off Fortnight 2021 (8-21 November) is an opportunity to engage young people in the issues being debated and learn about the small steps they can take in their own lives to help us collectively tackle the climate emergency.

Sign up today to be part of the movement and to reserve your free campaign pack*.

Packs will be arriving 1-2 November after the half-term holiday.

*There are a limited number available and these will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Pod Energy Saving Dashboard: Measure your energy saving and greenhouse gas emissions this Switch Off Fortnight. All you need to do is register on the Dashboard to input your meter readings over four dates and we’ll calculate your savings for you.

1339 Schools/groups have already signed up
8 Local Authorities have already signed up