SURBITON GREEN AGENDA – JUNE EVENTS | Prep School Kingston upon Thames | Surbiton High School
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Posted: 28th June 2021

The Surbiton Green Agenda are committed to improving their environment and raising awareness to ongoing worldly events. Throughout June there are a number of events taking place that we would like to draw attention to.

Mrs Moore’s Bug Hotel

Insects and other minibeasts need safe spaces to shelter, hide from predators and raise their young. There is lots you can do to help these little critters, from large bug hotels that will house lots of creatures to small, cosy shelters that do not take up much room. – Woodland Trust

As we enter the second half of the Summer Term, Mrs Moore headed out into our Hinchley Wood Grounds to build a humungous bug hotel in the glorious sunshine! This fantastic structure will go to help lots of little critters in and around the local area.

World Oceans Day

With 90% of big fish populations depleted, and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. To protect and preserve the ocean and all it sustains, we must create a new balance, rooted in true understanding of the ocean and how humanity relates to it. We must build a connection to the ocean that is inclusive, innovative, and informed by lessons from the past. – World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day reminds every one of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere.

The purpose of the day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.


Plastic Free Beauty Day

The amount of plastic waste generated during the coronavirus lockdown has surged and the dependence on plastic in certain areas looks set to continue. This year, Plastic Free Beauty Day is championing beauty brands who are making strides in the war against plastic pollution, and calling for other beauty brands to follow suit. – We Are Paradox

Plastic Free Beauty Day looks at raising the awareness to all brands, consumers and retailers to reconsider their use of plastic in their products. Whether it be virgin, recycled or reclaimed from the sea as these end up in landfill or back in the sea making the type of plastic irrelevant.

Research from Plastic Free Beauty Day reveals that 73% of UK consumers want to live more sustainably while 69% want to reduce their plastic consumption.


World Rainforest Day

Organisers of this annual day say 20% of the oxygen we breathe and the freshwater we drink is attributed to rainforests of the Amazon. They absorb carbon dioxide, stablise climate patterns, and are home to half the world’s plant and animal species. The concern of organisers is that an area the size of 40 football fields is lost every minute of every day. – National Day Calendar

Rainforests are vital for the survival of life on Earth. And yet, over the last 40 years, deforestation has stripped an area equivalent to the size of Europe, or 1 billion hectares, from tropical rainforests. World Rainforest Day is an opportunity to celebrate this previous natural resource each year and take action to preserve it.



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