Oh Yes! Net Zero Hull, Reckitt and Hull City Council have collaborated with Protect our Future to make four free sustainability education resources.
These resources have been co-produced by local Hull students as part of the Oh Yes! Net Zero Hull and the 1851 Trust, Protect our Future ‘Changemakers’ Day’ hosted in July 2022 at the University of Hull.
During the day, over 120 students from schools in Hull engaged in exciting workshops, working with teachers, industry partners and university researchers to:
By working with the young changemakers of Hull, we have created ‘Hullcentric’ free, online sustainability resources.
This resource helps young people learn more about the fast fashion industry and the harms it poses to the environment. The PowerPoint will help students link the curriculum-based knowledge with the issue of climate change, specifically how fast fashion carbon products are made and distributed. They will also find out about solutions in place today and meet local designers & businesses working in the textile industry Students can also design a Community Fashion Activity.
This Recycling Resources uncovers why we recycle, and how we should be recycling, distinguishing different types of plastic, learning about the 6 ‘R’s. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a Polymer ID Experiment, discovering creative ways you can make money from reusing recyclable items.
The Restoring Nature resource gives a deep dive into entomology, learning about how and why insects are important in our ecosystems, and more specifically about the lifecycles of insects. Students will also learn about how climate change and toxic materials effect our delicate ecosystems, through design of a board game. There is also a Bug Hunt for students to take part in.
The Renewable Energy resources will help students learn more about the effect humans have had on climate change and its’ atmosphere, as well as what kind of renewable energies being used to help combat this. There are also local success stories specific to Hull about renewable energy companies and how they are working towards a greener future. The students will also have an opportunity to design and build a Wind Turbine farm.