Last month, Unifrog teamed up with Mossy Earth to get students voting for one of its rewilding projects. In the spring, we’ll be keeping students involved by hosting our own ‘Save the Planet’ week. Here’s how you and your school can take part...
What is rewilding, and what are we doing to support it?
Rewilding literally lets nature ‘go wild’. Unlike in other sustainability projects, in rewilding, human intervention is minimal - wildlife is given permission to take control and grow freely. The aim is to restore ecosystems damaged by the effects of climate change.
After we gave students the choice of three of Mossy Earth’s rewilding projects, students picked the ‘cave clean-up project’ in Eastern Europe as their winner!
This project will be based in the Dinaric arc, a network of underground rivers. Despite hosting many unique creatures, like the Croatian dragon, the rivers have suffered due to decades of waste being dumped into their caves. Through supporting this project, we hope to grow the caves’ biodiversity.
Keep an eye on how this project’s going on our social media channels (details below).
Why are we doing it?
We want to do our bit to tackle climate change and help the environment. This project is one small way to grow biodiversity, and to encourage several endangered species to thrive.
In addition, we’ve set out a carbon reduction plan for this academic year. It includes calculating our carbon footprint since 2012, and offsetting the carbon cost by donating to Solar Aid and Climate Care - two organisations working to reduce carbon emissions. We’ll also be choosing renewable energy suppliers and minimising our journeys.
‘Save the Planet’ week: March 2022
This coming March we’ll be running ‘Save the Planet’ week, a series of events for students and teachers, including in-school competitions, and webinars featuring expert speakers from organisations like Mossy Earth. We’ll also be sending out climate change related teaching resources for you to deliver to your students.
‘Save the Planet’ week will equip students with the knowledge to become climate change warriors, get tips on applying to lesser-known climate-related degrees, like Global Challenges at Brunel University, and they’ll learn about careers in sustainability (one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors).
To make sure you don’t miss out - and to keep updated on the progress of the ‘cave clean-up project’ - follow us on Instagram and Twitter.