Litter Less Newsletter October 2019

The Litter Less Campaign is a joint initiative of the Mars Wrigley Foundation and Foundation for Environmental Education which aims to reduce litter and affect long-term behaviour change among youth around the world.

Litter Less Campaign Newsletter 

October 2019
Welcome to the newsletter for the Litter Less Campaign, run by the Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment programmes of the Foundation for Environmental Education, and supported by the Mars Wrigley Foundation.

The Litter Less Campaign has been attracting continuous attention and expanding its global influence. Students involved in the campaign have been showing positive youth development. Through the impact assessment, we found that students not only gain knowledge during the campaign, they also develop opinion leadership with respect to litter and waste management, thereby forming lifelong behaviors with sustainable insights.

Phase IV of the campaign, which will run from 2019-2021, has already begun for countries in the Northern Hemisphere. 15 countries in total are continuing their great efforts in creating a more sustainable world with less litter and more actions. During Phase IV, we are aiming to further educate students and teachers around the world about the importance of reducing litter and affecting long-term behavior change over time. Schools will be developing their own action plans based on their specific needs and we look forward to sharing their inspiring actions in upcoming newsletters.

The Litter Less Campaign International team
Countries implementing the campaign 2019-2021
Campaign objectives of Phase IV
 Lesson Plans on Litter & Waste
From a holistic understanding of how litter decomposes in nature to knowledge about waste management, from learning about marine pollution to forming awareness of E-waste... this set of Lesson Plans enables teachers to guide classroom and outdoor learning on the wider challenge of litter and its linkages with our lifestyles.

The lesson plans are
based on the methodology of two programmes: Eco-Schools and YRE and target different age groups (for Eco-Schools 6-8, 9-12 & 13-16 and for YRE 11-14 & 15-18 years). 
Lesson plans for YRE
Lesson plans for Eco-Schools
Stories from Countries
Northern Ireland

After seeing the impact of the Litter Less Project with pupils, Martin Gault, Vice Principal at Waringstown Primary Schools in Craigavon (one of Ambassador Eco-Schools) decided to do something similar in their Erasmus project.


It was suggested that each of the five schools would do a litter pick over a two-three-month period, and then compare the results. Pupils would then have a chance to look at the results of all the countries and use this in their own mini-school research projects. The preliminary outcomes of this project were not enough, but the response was not bad at all to discourage him and the other teachers to keep working on that for the new school year. Indeed, they have developed the project this year to focus on paper waste: how can we reuse our paper waste? How much do we recycle? Spain and Finland were and currently are the other two countries involved. 

Learn more about their actions on the school website.

Read more Litter Less stories from other countries:
Stories from YRE
Stories from Eco-Schools
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