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 2021

We’re cooking up a storm this Waste Week! Join hundreds of other young people from 8 to 14 March in tackling the BIG problem of food waste.

We’ve adapted our campaign so that students can part in Waste Week whether they’re at home or in school – and, most importantly, still have lots of fun*.

This year, everyone who takes part will receive an online activity pack. Sign up today to get your food waste-themed resources.

Plus: we’re launching the Great Busta Bake competition! Join in with Waste Week to enter – the winners’ recipes will be included in a new Busta Cookbook and the school with the most participants will also receive a special prize.

*Don't worry...if it's too busy the week of the 8 March with students returning to school, you can run Waste Week afterwards. The Great Busta Bake competition doesn't close until Friday 26 March.

653 Schools/groups have already signed up
9 Local Authorities have already signed up

What's Under Your Feet? 2020/21

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.

125 Schools/groups have already signed up

Switch Off Fortnight 2020

Join in our most popular and longest-running campaign! Covid-19 might make this year’s Switch off Fortnight a little different, but it won’t stop us celebrating saving energy between 16-27 November. You can also adapt the campaign to suit your school’s circumstances – and do as much or little as you want.

Switch Off Fortnight is a fun and rewarding campaign. Plus it could help your school cut carbon emissions, save energy* and achieve an Eco-School award!

* The average energy saving reported by schools taking part in Switch Off Fortnight is 10%

597 Schools/groups have already signed up
5 Local Authorities have already signed up