For information on exhibitor opportunities, floor plans and exhibitor booking forms please download this year's Exhibitor Flyer.
What previous exhibitors have thought:
Every year, the Eco Schools Show manages to celebrate environmental education in an interactive and inspiring way, not only for the pupils and teachers but also for the exhibitors!
Helping Hand Company
The Eco-Schools Show provides a great opportunity to engage children in sustainability issues. It is also the best platform I have found in the UK to meet with other environmental educators, share ideas and best practise. It is a truly inspiring and exciting event, supporting excellence in environmental education. It is growing every year and I believe it has set the benchmark as the most informative, engaging and exciting sustainability event for children and schools in the UK.
Yes we very much enjoyed the show, it was the first Eco Schools show that I have attended and I think I will be attending a few more!
Bay West Washrooms
What a great show! It was very busy and generated a lot of potential schools for us to work with in providing cycle and scooter storage. Our Scooter training proved so successful, that we had to allot times for schools because the queues were so long. As ever, the Keep Britain Tidy team were very helpful and provided a great platform for the entertainment of all visitors, adults too! Great day was had by all. Thanks again.
We found the Eco-Schools Show a fantastic way to talk to our target audience, we met many teachers that are the decision makers on sustainable issues in schools and it was great to see such enthusiasm for environmental education from the children and the teachers.
Marketing and Communications Manager, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire,
Manchester and North Merseyside
This was our first time attending and we were very impressed with the level of assistance offered by the professional team that Keep Britain Tidy had in place. Nothing was a problem for them! The calibre and focused nature of the decision makers present was a perfect fit for our Green Button Campaign launch. Our engagement with the visitors was very interactive (especially the enthusiastic students) and we now have a pipeline of very warm leads to develop in the coming months. We will be back again next year!
Eco-Schools Show 2011
- Living Streets Walk to School campaign
- Love Where You Live
- Natural Building Specialists
- Peak District National Park Authority
- Phil the Bag
- Practical Action
- The Blue Marble
- The Helping Hand Company
- The Learning Escape
- The Stable Company
- Think4 IT Solutions
- Travel South Yorkshire
- Unger UK Ltd
- Vegetarian Society
- Veolia Environmental Services
- Waste Watch
- Wastebuster CIC
For over 40 years Amberol have been helping Councils and In Bloom groups to put floral colour into urban environments successfully.
Amberol are also manufacturers of a comprehensive range of competitively priced quality litter bins and recycling units. Need a recycling solution or a bin for general waste we have one to meet your requirement. Whether you are a school, college or university we have an innovative solution.
Our most recent innovation was to team up with Sing London and Keep Britain Tidy to provide singing bins. These proved to be enormously popular as celebrity voices were used to sing or speak audible messages in return for litter being deposited in the bins. A trial showed that a reactive bin gathered twice as much waste in the same environment as a passive one.
Our new voice box is easily programmed and reprogrammed without removing the box itself and can deliver any length or number of messages depending on your objective.Come and see us on stand number 12 and experience the power of the spoken word.
AquAid supply water coolers and bottled water systems to organisations all over the UK. Our water coolers also help provide safe drinking water to thousands of people every year by donating to Christian Aid, Pump Aid and the Africa Trust. So when you use our services you are also benefitting many others in the developed world and helping to save lives.
Thanks to our customers we have been able to donate in excess of £6 Million.
We are committed to providing a quality service and supplying water coolers you can rely on. Our network of distribution centres is the largest in the UK and we guarantee next day delivery.
We've serviced thousands of satisfied customers, including offices, schools, emergency services and restaurants, and offer three different types of water cooler. AquAid are dedicated to providing you with quality service, across all of our 32 water cooler distribution centres.
AquAid have always been at the forefront in the water cooler industry when it comes to caring for our planet. We have long recognized the need to respect the world we live in, and the very real environmental damage that threatens this planet's existence. With this in mind, we are continually striving to minimize any possible negative environmental impact that we, as a company, create. We have introduced a wide range of measures over the years and evolved our products to reduce our carbon emissions, thus substantially reducing our carbon footprint.
AquAid Water Coolers Contacts:
South Yorkshire Depot:
t 01709 819080
m 07725601364 (David)
West Yorkshire Depot
t 01924 362149
m 07976773156 (Roger)
The Bag2School 'blue bag' scheme is now one of the most revered textile collection schemes working with schools and colleges in the UK. Northallerton based Bag2School revolutionised the old rag trade in 2001 when they launched their free scheme with schools in the Northallerton area. 12 years later Bag2School now operates with over 20,000 schools and colleges throughout the UK and has paid out over £14 million to PTAs and Friends of Schools associations.
A dedicated customer services team backed with a nationwide network of drivers and warehouses ensures a professional service is delivered to schools. We also have an education service to help raise awareness of the issues of REUSE and RECYCLE as well as promoting the collection to ensure maximum participation.
Bag2School is passionate about the environmental impact of unwanted textiles and has been involved with DEFRA and WRAP initiatives examining the issues of 'end of life' for clothing and shoes as well as also being an active member of the Textile Recycling Association.
The success of Bag2School has led to the formation of a sister company Bag2TheFuture which partners with any organisation outside the education sector wishing to use textiles as a fundraising vehicle. In addition we have expanded our operations to Holland, Canada, USA, Ireland and more recently Switzerland - a truly international business model.
Many companies have sought to emulate our business model -we take pride in still being the market leader, locally based, nationally run and internationally diverse textile recycling company working with schools.
Disposables UK Group will be exhibiting at the Eco Schools Show showcasing the Bay West range of washroom dispensers.
The Bay West® range of toilet tissue, hand towel and soap dispensing systems are ideal for any educational environment, and offer an end to wastage, over-use, abuse, pilferage and run-out. Cost effective in use the dispensers reduce consumption, minimise waste and so offer lower operating costs.
Many of the hand towels, toilet tissue and foam soap products in the Bay West range are accredited with the prestigious EU Eco-label certifying them as green washroom products which are kinder to the environment.
The Bay West dispensers come in a range of five colours and are modern and attractive in design whilst the sturdy plastic construction makes them durable and easy to clean.
We look forward to welcoming you onto our stand and demonstrating the Bay West range features and benefits and working out how much we can save you on your current washroom consumables!
Big Belly Solar Compacting Litter Bins
Our Big Belly Bins are the perfect solution to eradicate litter in your School. Not only can you save huge amounts on operational costs, they are also significantly reducing the carbon footprint.
Our robust revolutionary, environmental friendly, Solar Compacting Waste Litter bins are powered by a solar compactor which converts the Sun's energy into electricity to power an internal compactor which crushes the waste and increases the capacity up to eight times that of a normal litter bin.
When the bin is 80% full, the smart wireless monitoring system updates our CLEAN Software suite advising you to empty it! This proven, reliable technology is reducing collections by up to 90%, resulting in huge savings, which our customers are already achieving. Also CO2 is reduced by up to half tone per bin, per annum.
- No more litter on your school grounds
- No access to rubbish for wasps, birds and squirrels
- Substantial operating cost savings
- CO2 Reduction
The Smart Technology provides real time fill levels which you can view at all times, so driving deeper efficiencies and accurate collection, particularly for when there is a higher footfall anticipated. In addition each bin can be fitted with free wifi connectivity and can support targeted information of your school events, school team results and information via smart phones.
Join the many Schools who already have Big Belly Bins and help make a difference to our environment - The Waste Management System of the Future, NOW!
To arrange a demonstration, please call 0844 800 6393
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is responsible for delivering 46 per cent of all funds raised for good causes (about 13 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery Ticket) by The National Lottery. Since June 2004, BIG has awarded over £3.6bn to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Most of our funding is awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations throughout the UK.
The New 'Biobot' Biodrier
Biobot Eco Dryer
The new fun way of introducing children to drying their hands, and they can help save the planet too!
Better for the environment
Biobot consumes just 10% of the energy used by a conventional hand dryer, and has a whopping 98.5% saving over using paper towels.
By teaching our children the benefits of using energy efficient products they will help reduce our carbon footprint, which will provide a better environment for their future and the generations to come.
For every 'Biobot' dryer sold (or rented) we will give away absolutely free a Biobot splash back which conveys this important environmental message. We will also supply a limited number of Biobot cut outs, which can be used in a fun way to teach children the importance of Biobot and other energy efficient products.
Call 0800 358 5708
Working with schools across Europe can bring learning alive for pupils and staff alike. Joanna Speak, Assistant Head at Cookridge Primary School in Leeds, talks about her school's experience of Comenius and eTwinning, the British Council's programmes for creating school links across Europe.
Established in 1996, Clothes Aid is the UK's largest clothes collection fundraising agency, generating over £1m every year for UK charities such as the NSPCC or Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK. In early 2012, the social business launched its Schools Collection scheme, giving schools the opportunity to raise funds for themselves or one of our partner charities.
As part of the programme, pupils learn about the environmental impact of clothes, the importance of active citizenship and the advantages of recycling. Textiles are the fastest-growing area of household waste, with approximately 1 million tonnes of textiles still going to UK landfill every year*. As a stakeholder on DEFRA's Sustainable Clothes Action Plan, Clothes Aid is committed to enabling and encouraging more families throughout the UK to recycle their unwanted textiles.
We pay £600 for every tonne of clothes collected - that's around £3 a bag, for 200 full bags. Your school can keep all of the money raised, or share it with one of our charity partners. It’s completely up to you.
"Clothes Aid has put in a phenomenal effort to help us raise over £2 million since July 2009. We are extremely grateful to Clothes Aid and the general public for helping raise such an exceptional amount for children."
Svetlana Kirov, NSPCC
"We are thrilled to be working with Clothes Aid. This year alone 1,400 children will turn to us to have their special wish granted. With your help we can grant many more."
Karen England, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK
Clothes Aid is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board. For more information please visit www.clothesaid.co.uk/specialcollections/schools
Come and visit us on stand 17 at the Show
CO2Sense is the not-for-profit low-carbon expert company that helps schools to cut their costs and to improve their environmental performance.
We help schools to find real cost savings by developing low-carbon strategies, which give no-nonsense, clear direction to reduce energy and water use, to produce less waste and to use fewer raw materials. We do this by working with the school to look at their needs, and develop a bespoke strategy for them. We then use this strategy to get the whole school involved with making cost and carbon savings.
We also help schools to generate free energy and to create an income from renewable electricity and heating installations. Because we're not trying to sell a particular type of renewable energy, we make sure that schools install the technologies that will deliver the best possible return for their investment. Our experts will look at the energy needs of the school and the site, and then make a recommendation specifically for their organisation.
We can even help to pay for low-carbon projects, with capital investment.
We'd love to meet you, come to our stand - no 30 - or seminar in room 3 at 11.30 to play Renewable Pursuits.
Cyclepods Ltd offer a range of stylish, sustainable, space-saving and secure bicycle parking solutions and believe cycle storage doesn't need to be ugly!
We are the only Carbon Neutral cycle storage company and offer a range of stylish solutions all of which are manufactured from either 100% recycled or recyclable materials.
The impactful Cyclepod with canopy is our flagship product. The eye-catching design offers two separate locking points and secures 8 bikes in a 2meter diameter.
The highly configurable Spacepod uses 50% less space than the traditional bike rack. This product also offers 2 separate locking points and is an ideal solution where space is at a premium.
The highly secure, compact, Streetpod offers maximum bike protection for public locations/open spaces where bike security is a concern. Streetpods' added advantage is the marketing/advertising opportunity which they provide: Each can feature a prominent advertising message - and thereby generate advertising income.
The fun, colourful, compact, Minipod secures 8 bikes and 8 scooters. Ideal for nursery/primary schools, Minipods encourage cycling and children love them.
The Minipod Plus is a more robust version of the Minipod offering the same benefits but with the durability required for parks and other public locations.
Our latest innovation - The Scooterpod is a colourful and compact solution which has been designed specifically for scooters! Ideal for nursery and primary schools, the fun and UK manufactured Scooterpod encourages sustainable travel and stores scooters tidily in a way they won't fall over.
All of our solutions are available in a range of different colours and finishes, ideal for different environments/branding opportunities.
Unlike traditional racks, our products provide an individual track for each bike, preventing overcrowding and bike damage.
Furthermore, all products and be installed cheaply and easily without the need for ground works!
Celebrating its 30th year in business, David Luke Ltd is the leading supplier of Ethical and Fairtrade, high quality school uniform. We offer an extensive range in Schoolwear and Sportswear.
Ethical practices are central to how we operate and make decisions. We are proud of our Fair Trade cotton accreditation and are committed to producing our products as ethically as possible.
David Luke retail stockists throughout the UK can supply all key uniform elements including Blazers, Shirts and Blouses, Poloshirts, Sweatshirts, Girls and Boys Trousers and Girls skirts as well as offering Traditional and Technical Swimwear and Sportswear.
We also provide an embroidery and print service for bespoke uniforms, and made to order Blazers tailored to your school’s requirements.
Visit us on stand 6 to find out more!
Delphis Eco are the leading British manufacturer of ecological cleaning products. They are the only UK company to exclusively produce environmentally friendly cleaning products for the commercial sector and the first to be awarded the EU Ecolabel, a premier European award for the manufacture of ecological products.
Delphis Eco's range of professional products are ideal for schools and work effectively across all sectors: kitchen, classroom and washrooms.
Their products are food prep safe, unique, innovative and at the forefront of technology. They are more powerful and safer than the multitude of chemicals currently available.
The Eco Schools Partnership
Delphis Eco has teamed up with Eco-Schools and 3663, a national distributor, to reduce water pollution across the UK - by encouraging schools to investigate the way they use chemicals and make a switch to ecological cleaning products.
THE PREFECT RESOURCES FOR ANY ASPIRING ECO-SCHOOL!
Short-listed for the prestigious BETT Awards this exciting four part series aims to make young children, aged 3-8+, more aware about eco-issues. The four titles in the series include Saving Energy, Recycling, Saving Water and Going Green.
The interactive and engaging software explains not only HOW, but more importantly WHY, children should be looking after the environment. Packed with non-fiction information films and interactive tasks it is sure to be a hit with your children.
- Introduces the concepts of Sustainability, Global Warming, Food Miles, Climate Change and many more.
- Curriculum links with EYFS and KS.1 curriculum, with a special focus on literacy.
- Easily used to support both group and individual learning.
- Empowers children to encourage they community/family to become more environmentally aware.
- The prefect resources for Eco Co-Ordinators.
SHOW SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE - COME AND SEE US ON STAND 24.
Billy was awestruck, he had a big smile on his face, but he was still in total disbelief. Without trying - or even searching for it - he had stumbled upon the single easiest environmental saving he could have made in his School. Billy immediately knew that his schools eco woes were over for good... and then some!
So what had Billy discovered and how is this relevant to you!
Firstly let us paint a picture for you.
In the UK alone at least 40 million printer and toner cartridges end up in landfill, every year. This is over 37,000 tons of toxic, non -recyclable waste that takes up to 1,000 years to bio-degrade. This amount of waste is nearly twice the amount of steel that was used to construct the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium. Staggering isn't it?
So what had Billy discovered?
Billy discovered colour printers for schools that do not require replacement toners or cartridges to print!
In fact the printers Billy stumbled upon were so environmentally friendly that for every single printer that he replaced in his school he was able to save each year
- 14kg of solid waste going to landfill
- 292kw of electricity being used
- 73kg of greenhouse gasses being emitted
The joyful smile on Billy's face was made even sweeter by the fact that his new supplier was at least 30% cheaper than his existing solution and he did not even need to purchase the printers, so there was no lengthy payback period and no time based contract to sign. Who says an environmentally friendly solution has to cost more, hey?
How, you may now be asking, can I find out if this will work for my school. Well its simple, visit stand 9 at the Eco School show to see for yourself how this new technology works and can benefit you.
ECOSOURCE - STAND NO. 1
Ecosource is committed to provide Schools with retro-fit Eco-technologies which have been proven to reduce energy spends and CO2 emissions.
We are able to recommended proven technologies wrapped up with an easy financial package to cover the life of the technology, that will also deliver the best possible return on your cash flow.
The Ecosource approach reduces the procurement, execution and financing risks normally associated with investment in Renewable Technology assets. Dependent on circumstances, adoption of an Ecosource technology solution has historically been proven to reduce energy spends and CO2 emissions of up to 30%.
Ecosource Technologies currently available are:-
- Voltage Optimisation
- LED Lighting
- Heating and Air Conditioning Energy Reduction
- Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
- Green Air Conditioning and Heating Solutions
- Water Management
- Energy Management and Environmental Solutions
- Carbon Footprint Based Asset Management
Ecosource aims to keep the whole process simple. Coming from an independent and unbiased financing background, Ecosource has researched each part of the market and has partnered only with those technologies for which we can demonstrate:
- Highest quality of manufacture
- Multiple proven installations and predictable results
- Strong manufacturer / supplier back up
We offer an unbiased, professional service and dispense with the need for you to research and speak with companies who may not bring the savings and services expected for your bespoke requirements.
Speak with the experts - Ecosource - please contact:- 0844 8009931
3PRO Energy Watch Ltd is an eco software company dedicated to energy savings solutions. Our software automates the shutdown and hibernation of PCs and provides instant reports showing how much energy, Co2 and cash each PC is saving. We’ve launched a Green Button Campaign to cut PC power waste throughout UK schools.
This will save over £46 per PC per year, which could then be used productively for the School’s benefit. Participating Schools contribute positively to the 2020 Carbon reduction targets set by Government to fight climate change.
It’s so easy. You simply install the little app in each Windows PC and start saving. By pressing the Green Button as you leave your PC after class you make extra savings during peak day rates. This can boost savings by over 20%.
Typical School savings amount to over £4,600 p.a. (with 100 Pcs).
Just £299 + vat annual licence for small schools (less than 50 PCs). The annual licence fee is fixed and will not increase even as Electricity prices increase, so your savings get better every year.
Energy Watch IT does all the work, saving you energy every day and leaving you free to put your savings to good use. Our technology helps more than schools. We help all kinds of businesses and organisations to make lasting CO2 savings and reduce their IT running costs. So whether your School is a small Primary or a large College you can reduce your Carbon footprint now and save much needed School funds while doing so.
Leafield Environmental Ltd
Leafield Environmental is a British based designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality recycling and litter bins for indoor and outdoor use.
Our products are made to order and we can therefore offer a wide range of colours for orders of any size. The plastic used is medium density polyethylene (MDPE) so is extremely hard-wearing and durable; MDPE products are recyclable at the end of their long working life.
Some example products on display...
'Smiley Face' recycling bins - smaller bins with colourful smiley face lids ideal for schools and nurseries, specifically designed for children to use.
Smart e-bin - the new litter bin made from 95% recycled plastic, extremely sturdy and hard-wearing; ideally suited for tougher environments.
The Arena Envirobin as seen throughout major exhibition venues such as the NEC. Bins with a smaller footprint and waste stream compliant lids, the Arena is stackable and easily handled.
Address: Leafield Way, Leafield Industrial Estate, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9UD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 816500
Fax: +44 (0)1225 816501
Web: www.leafieldrecycle.com www.leafieldlitter.com
Link2Energy (L2E) is a leading energy and environmental company that is dedicated to improving the cost position of organisations through the efficient and sustainable use of resources.
Through its contracted activities, L2E has formed solid, partnership-based working relationships with more than 800 clients, ranging from micros to multinationals, schools to universities. L2E strive to develop innovation solutions under its banner of "Business Improvements through Creative Thinking", specific outputs including CO2 savings, diverting material from landfill and generating cost savings.
L2E's expertise in resource management and also data handling, reporting and mapping, make it an ideal partner for an organisation wanting to improve their waste recycling, understand the options available to them or potentially source recycled materials for their own use. Having developed and run numerous industrial workshops on the theme of resource improvement, L2E is open to working within the educational sphere to deliver school-based equivalents, broadening the awareness of pupils on issues surrounding the availability of finite resources, waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation and renewable energy resources, and environmental pollution.
Living Streets Walk to School campaign
The Living Streets Walk to School campaign has been flying the flag for walking to school since 1995. It now reaches more than 1.6 million children each year. The Walk to School campaign's aim is simple: to encourage all parents, children and young people to make walking to school part of their daily routine. Our vision is that every child who can walk to school does so.
Our main scheme for primary schools is called Walk once a Week (WoW), which encourages over 300,000 children to walk at least once a week. In return, they earn a collectable badge every month, designed by children themselves.
In the last three years, we've also reached over 300,000 secondary school students through our popular Free Your Feet and Campaign in a Box schemes.
We support schools and partners to hold events and activities during Walk to School Week in May, and International Walk to School Month in October.
Love Where You Live
Love Where You Live is a campaign that aims to inspire, encourage and enable us to make where we live, work and play the kind of place we really want it to be. It's about making a difference ourselves, whether as individuals, groups, local authorities or companies.
It's loving where we live that makes us want a great place to be even better. Whether it's the litter in our local park, the graffiti on the wall of a much-used community centre or a favourite canal-side walk in need of a clean up - if we love it, we want to do something to look after it.
The education sector has a vital role in raising public awareness to the importance of valuing where we live and more importantly how we live; why we don't drop litter, why we care about where we live. Our Love Where You Live Educational Resources include a range of free lesson ideas, assembly ideas, and challenges that link with the national curriculum and Eco-Schools Awards in creative ways.
Come visit us on stand 36 and make your pledge to Love Where You Live!
Natural Building Specialists
Natural Building Specialists focus on traditional oak framing, roundwood framing, low impact building, and natural furniture. We work closely with schools and community groups to build and install a variety of projects including playground benches, outdoor classrooms, natural play equipment, playground shelters, decking and covered walkways.
We also work directly with pupils and volunteers, providing expert and sensitive leadership to guide volunteers to create a home-grown space.
Peak District National Park Authority
Peak District National Park Authority: Learning and Discovery Team
We offer a range of activities to support lifelong learning, working with many different groups including schools, teachers, family and community and youth groups. We aim to promote understanding and provide inspirational experiences of the diverse qualities of the Peak District National Park.
The Peak District National Park has been delivering high quality curriculum-based educational field visits in and around the National Park for many years.
We aim to increase people's awareness of the natural environment and the role they have to play in its future by enabling all to experience and connect with the PDNP through creative learning and discovery.
Moorland Discovery Centre
The Moorland Discovery Centre is a sustainably built lifelong learning centre, aimed at encouraging groups of all ages to experience our wonderful moorland in the Peak District National Park.
The centre is set in the grounds of the National Trust's Longshaw Estate surrounded by some of the most spectacular areas of the Peak District National Park, but still just over 7 miles from Sheffield. The estate is made up of large areas of moorland, woodland and farmland. There is also easy access to ponds and rivers with wonderful views and walks.
The centre was established to work with local schools and communities, particularly from disadvantaged areas of Sheffield and Chesterfield. It is run in partnership between the National Trust and the Peak District National Park Authority on behalf of the Moors for the Future Partnership.
Phil the Bag
'Phil' the Bag is the UK's NUMBER ONE clothes recycling partner for schools!
At 'Phil' the Bag, we're passionate about sustainability and it's also the heart of our business. We want to lead the way in tackling textile waste and inspire, engage and support schools, clubs, charities, community groups and business organizations to improve the impact they have on society through recycling. 'Phil' the Bag is a FREE textile recycling initiative which helps you to raise funds from your textile donations. At least 75% of textiles we throw away are recyclable, however, we only recycle around 25% and textiles still make up 12% of landfill sites. The main aims of our 'Phil' the Bag Scheme are to increase textile recycling rates, reduce landfill and to offer a financial reward to those participating in our project.
'Phil' the Bag fits nicely into one of the 'doors' of the Sustainable Schools' Framework too, - Purchasing and Waste. OFSTED likes to see schools where recycling is part of a well established and comprehensive programme. 'Phil' the Bag can help schools get top marks as you can involve not only the whole school but also the wider community!
SWALE BUSINESS AWARDS 2010 FINALIST!
Phil' the Bag won GOLD in a top Environmental Award in the 'Partnerships' Category at the National Green Apple Environment Awards 2011!
We are very excited here at 'Phil' the Bag HQ to have reached the TOP 4 FINALISTS for the INNOVATOR AWARD in the 4th Annual Business Mum Awards at Mumsclub, the Mumpreneurs Business Club!
And just last week, 'Phil' won a Silver Award for our fantastic new website!
'Phil' the Bag supports
The CoCo's Foundation visits orphanages two to four times a year where your donation through 'Phil' the bag will make a direct, real difference.
Contact us for more information about how you can make a link with the children in South Africa, receive a free presentation at your school about the children and the locality, and help provide shoes for them to be able to attend school.
If you want to find out more about 'Phil' the Bag visit our website at www.philthebag.co.uk or give 'Phil' a call on 01795 424404
Inspiring resources on sustainability, climate change, renewable energy and global learning
If you're looking for inspiring science, D&T and geography resources which integrate sustainability and global issues into your teaching then take a look at Practical Action's website
Practical Action provides a range of FREE innovative STEM and Geography resources set in a global context. All the resources are linked to the national curriculum and designed to enhance your teaching.
Practical Action's STEM challenges are their most popular resources. Choose from their global CREST challenges, the squashed tomato challenge, wind power challenge to name a few.
From the new renewable energy resources page you can download or order a set of free posters; check out the wind power challenge; look at their "top ten reasons why renewable energy is cool"; download lesson plans for the popular Moja island activity; watch videos of renewable energy in action and follow the links to recommended resources.
The D&T area is a lifesaver for secondary school teachers looking to integrate sustainability into their teaching. It includes evaluation tools, activities on the 6R's and design briefs for all the material areas.
The climate change area has video clips, including the effect of climate change on people in Kenya; a climate change wordsearch and material specifically designed to meet the KS2 curriculum focusing on climate change and the link with food.
The recently added geography area includes videos and case studies of Practical Action's work with poor people around the world, covering food and agriculture, climate change adaptation, flooding and more.
Visit www.practicalaction.org/schools to find out more.
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. We're a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
The Sustrans' Schools Children and Young People team has 90 officers working in over 1500 schools, with approximately 400,000 pupils!
The Blue Marble
The Blue Marble eco-schools platform, comprising online, printed and events initiatives, launches with its first edition of the magazine in June. The online network, in its first proving iteration, will also launch for open access and for in-school collaboration will launch simultaneously.
The progress path for the online platform is a steep one of growth and community expansion both throughout schools of all types and parents, families and their local and associated communities and is scheduled to achieve audiences of some 20M people within its first year.
The principle of the platform is that it evolves in complete synergy with its core school and procurement users, with pupils, parents, families and special interest groups and in full development liaison with its founder advertising and sponsorship partners.
The Helping Hand Company
As environmental award winners, we know how great it feels to see hard work recognised - so we are proud to support and sponsor a number of eco-awards and organisations across the UK. Working in partnerships with these groups we have developed an ECO-LEARNING range which will help you plan and structure environmental projects and foster pupils' interest in 'clean, green' projects.
Is your SCHOOL planning exciting OLYMPIC and DIAMOND JUBILEE celebrations, we can help you get 2012-inspired 'clean up' projects off the ground with some great free learning tools, a taster from our range of ECO-SCHOOL and ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING support packs.
For more details on eco-learning packs; Limited Edition 2012 litter clearance hand tools for all ages; Kid's Tidy-UP kits; Eco-school books and information on funding, visit www.litterpickersdirect.com
Come and meet us on Stand no 53 and register for your FREE guide to organising a community clean-up. We're really looking forward to meeting you all and hearing your exciting plans for 2012!
The Helping Hand Company,
Bromyard Rd Trading Estate,
LEDBURY HR8 1NS.
Tel: 01531 635678
The Learning Escape
The Learning Escape - Eco Classrooms
In a place where young minds are moulded it's important to have an environment that is inspiring and motivating. At The Learning Escape we design innovative eco-classrooms, school halls or library's that encourage outdoor learning and educational play to help re-connect students to nature.
Our educational specialist team has years of experience and we provide a full service to handle all the administration, planning permissions and safety compliance. We want the inspiring spaces we create to stay with your school far into its future and our buildings are extendable so they can grow as you do.
The Stable Company
"We enjoy making premium timber buildings customers want to own."
The Stable Company produces Eco timber framed educational buildings providing your school with a unique teaching or extra curricula space. Our buildings are fully compliant with all the latest standards and can be added to your existing site with ease. We can help you with funding for the building if required. The benefits of our buildings are:
- Relatively easy to pass through planning and committee.
- Fully project managed from concept to installation, leaving you free to continue your day to day work.
- Fast and efficient installation on site with minimum disruption to the schools day to day activities. Construction time from as little as one week.
- Bringing the outdoors inside (utilising sliding folding doors) and providing a unique teaching space, the children will love.
- Available with a 10 year insurance back guarantee for peace of mind.
35 child outdoor teaching space with w/c and office internally.
Light and airy space with the ability to slide the doors fully open to bring the outdoors inside.
Tel: 01904 430630
Think4 IT Solutions
Think4 IT's education solutions are tailored to meet the needs of the classroom and are designed to simplify IT and reduce costs
Low Powered Computing Proposition
Today's PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of applications only use a small fraction of the computer's capacity. Leveraging shared resource computing, unused capacity allows multiple users to share the resources of the host PC simultaneously. This translates to exponentially increasing the number of staff having computer access for the same money.
- Sharing a computer across many
- Independent user sessions accessed simultaneously from a single PC
- Leverage existing computing capacity of Host PC
- Redundancy - backup to Cloud.
- Double the quantity of computing access within the same budget
- Reduce cost of upgrades and end of life replacement
- Reduce energy draw 70-80%
- Latest Windows experience
- Fully Licensed and supported by Microsoft
- 3 Year Warranty as Standard
Travel South Yorkshire
Travel South Yorkshire's Education Team encourages young people to view active travel as a natural choice when going to school. The team raises awareness of the impact unnecessary car use can have on the environment and inspires young people to take responsibility for their actions and understand the consequences of inappropriate behaviour for themselves and others.
Last year the team provided information and travel advice in over 400 schools and delivered travel advice to over 42,000 pupils. Nearly 23 million public transport journeys were made by young people in 2010/11 - 17% of the total in South Yorkshire!
The Education Team's goal is to inspire young people to safe and active travel through:
- Sustainable travel choice
- Responsibility for actions
- Environmental awareness
They aim to establish positive action at a young age to give children the confidence and skills to travel independently so that sustainable travel becomes a natural choice rather than trying to change behaviours later when habits and attitudes have become established. By reducing the number of children being taken to school by car, together we can relieve congestion, improve road safety around schools and help them to understand the impact traffic has on their environment and community.
Encouraging responsibility when travelling to reduce the number of antisocial behaviour incidents involving children will improve the perception of safety and make public transport a more attractive travel option for everybody.
Travel South Yorkshire also works to ensure positive engagement in public transport awareness and use for those with learning difficulties and disabilities or special educational needs.
OUR WORMS ARE TURNING... Your household or schools organic food waste into a wonderful natural fertilizer - FOR LIFE, FOR FREE!
At Tumbleweed® we supply products that are essential for recycling both at home and at school; what's more our composters and worm farms are made from 100% recycled plastic ' proving how much we care about our environment.
Approximately 30% of all waste we throw away is organic; Organic waste in landfill decomposes releasing methane, a potential greenhouse gas, along with an acidic leachate that can pollute the water table and therefore water sources.
Worm farming - or Vermicomposting - is the process by which special worms convert this waste into 'wormcasts' - a rich, PH neutral organic compost, along with a nourishing liquid feed known as 'worm tea' - both of which aid growth and vitality when used on your garden or vegetable patch. Worms love to live in our worm farms - and a happy worm is a hungry worm!
Which Worm-farm is best for you?
The Tumbleweed Can-o-Worms is an excellent educational tool designed to introduce young people to composting and recycling.
The Tumbleweed Worm Café® is the ultimate Hi-rise, low maintenance accommodation for hungry worms - with easy-to-use features designed to ensure maximum benefit both at home or at school.
We want all Eco Schools to be 'Worm Friendly' - so come and see us, and our friendly worms, at the Eco Schools Show - stand 18 or contact Andy Wigg:
Unger UK Ltd
Win one of five Unger's 20 Person Litter Picking Kits worth over £200!
Exhibiting for the first time at the Eco Schools Show, Unger is holding an exclusive Schools Prize Draw for five Litter Picking Kits, containing everything you need to organize and carry out a safe and effective litter pick for a team of 20. All Kits include Unger's award-nominated NiftyNabber® Grabbers, Big Tidy Up tabards, biodegradable rubbish sacks and educational materials too.
For your chance to win visit Unger stand 59 near the main entrance and solve a simple puzzle! The winners will be drawn at random at the end of the day and notified the following day.
Sold in more than 80 countries worldwide, Unger Litter Pickers are already recognised by local authorities, grounds maintenance and street cleaning companies and schools as the best investment value choice - every NiftyNabber® has a strong internal metal bar, which solves the longevity problems associated with string or cord used in other Litter Picker brands. In fact, Unger is so confident of their high quality, they offer a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee on the entire range - or your money back!
Lightweight and durable, Unger Litter Pickers are available in length sizes from 40cm up to 250cm, including a compact 60cm version perfect for primary school children. Loaded with innovative features, such as non-slip rubber coated claws and a 360° fully rotating head, the NiftyNabber® also features the ergonomic Trigger Grip handle design, minimizing injury risks and fatigue. So, visit the Unger stand to test drive the NiftyNabber®, chat to the team and take part in the exclusive Schools Prize Draw!
The Vegetarian Society is an educational charity working to support, represent and increase the number of vegetarians in the UK. We work constructively with businesses, government agencies, policy makers and professionals, whilst always remaining independent.
We rely on membership subscriptions and donations to carry out this vital work. Established in 1847, we are the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world. Our headquarters, housing the Cordon Vert cookery school as well as our small staff team, are in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
Our website for young people www.youngveggie.org gives advice and information about veggie food and becoming a vegetarian. Come to our workshop or visit us on stand 31.
Veolia Environmental Services
Veolia Environmental Services is the UK's leading recycling and waste management company and is committed to helping develop the next generation of recyclers across the UK and help schools recycle more.
Firstly we help improve the environmental performance of those schools to which we provide commercial recycling and collection services. We provide a free waste audit to any school to help ensure reliable recycling services are tailored to suit each school's requirements. We can also work with them to measure and decrease their carbon emissions with the "Greenhouse Gas Tracker".
Our collection schemes reclaim a wide variety of materials including paper, card, plastic, glass and metals designed to reduce your costs by improving landfill diversion. Once sorted, we can also help to find the right market for recyclables through our extensive reprocessor network. Secondly, we invite schools to visit the education facilities at a number of our treatment facilities many of which are LoTC (Learning outside The Classroom) approved. We have materials and energy recovery facilities in Southwark, Hampshire, West Berkshire, East Sussex, Nottinghamshire and Merseyside which accommodate school visits. The thousands of school pupils who attend our regular environmental education sessions are helping us spread the sustainability message.
The emphasis for the waste awareness sessions and workshops is "hands on" and "fun" but the aim is to promote action to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and show children how they can recycle better in their own homes.
For more information Tel: 0845 6060460 or visit www.veoliaenvironmentalservices.co.uk
Waste Watch's education work builds the knowledge, skills and values that enable young people, parents and staff to participate in building a just, fair and green society.
From interactive theatre shows to peer learning programmes, we ensure the learning experiences we provide are fun and stimulating. We also offer a range of free teaching and learning resources.
The success of our programmes has established us as a national expert in environmental education; a reputation we continue to build on by developing new models of good practice and exemplars in teaching and learning.
We also aim to broaden the education sector's understanding of the role of formal education within the global context of sustainable development.
We combine research with the findings of our own practical work to build an evidence base for influencing policy and decision-making; from the school to national level.
For the latest updates and information about our programmes from the team follow us on twitter @W_WEducation
Wastebuster is a cross-curricular video, rich, multimedia teaching resource with films, practical activities and resources to make waste minimising an exciting part of your curriculum.
Our national London 2012 Inspire marked scheme Sport into Schools is designed to enable children to become healthy, environmentally aware, active members of the community.
Why get involved?
Sport into Schools is a fantastic way to get free sports equipment for your school, win exclusive prizes and involve young people in learning about the environment.
Simply hold a collection day for unwanted clothes and shoes. We'll provide you with everything you need to make it easy and stress free. We'll weigh what you collect and award you with sports points to exchange for sports equipment in our store.
Schools can use the project to work towards work towards all levels of Eco-Schools award. Schools can also use their involvement as the basis of an application to join the London 2012 Get Set network and access exclusive London 2012 rewards and opportunities!: www.wastebuster.co.uk/sport-into-schools
Each of the first 500 schools registered with the Pod - EDF's Programme for Greener Schools, that join Sport into Schools will win 10 packs of Wastebuster Top Trumps to help bring waste education to life in the classroom.
We'll also be giving away 20 taster sports sessions in Archery, Tai Kwando or Street Dance and a visit from members of Team GB and Wastebuster's very own Busta and Pong!
To see how Hampton Hill Junior School in Richmond benefited from our project and to find out more visit: www.wastebuster.co.uk/edf.
I think Sport into Schools is a brilliant idea, there's a real focus for schools on how they make links and relationships around the Olympics and how it links to Sustainability.
Eco-Schools England Programme Manager
Show Sponsors and Partners
Headline Sponsor the Pod
The Pod EDF Energy's programme for greener schools has free lesson plans, information sheets, practical activities and games across a range of environmental topics. All resources are linked to the national curriculum and will help you achieve Eco-School awards.
The Pod aims to make real and measurable difference to the energy usage and carbon output of schools across the UK. Any teacher can join the Pod and use the free resources, more than 19,500 already have so what are you waiting for...
Join the Pod today - www.jointhepod.org
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey. Eco-Schools provides a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
Keep Britain Tidy is an environmental charity working to achieve cleaner, greener places for everyone. We are the anti-litter campaign for England and we run programmes such as Eco-Schools, Blue Flag and Quality Coast Awards for beaches, and as part of a consortium the Green Flag for parks to demonstrate practical action.
The Green Providers Directory is the UK's leading not-for-profit resource for finding green, organic and fair trade products and services. Our aim is to encourage more people to buy from ethical and sustainable sources. All the companies listed in our directory have been vetted so that you can be sure of their eco-friendly credentials. Our directory is free and easy to use - providing everything you need for sustainable living under one roof.