We are very privileged to use the Eco-Wheel Scheme at Archfield. It is a scheme set up by local nursery owners to help nurseries become more eco-friendly. Unsustainable consumption is causing huge changes in the climate of the world, it is warming up and it is causing freak weather patterns and biodiversity loss. We have a huge role to play in ensuring we take reasonable steps to protect our planet, as well as teaching the next generation to do the same along the way.
The scheme is broken down into 8 spokes;
- Building (including energy)
- Single use plastic (including nappies)
- Janitorial & personal care
- Play resources and equipment
- Transport & trips
- Nurturing nature
We track our progress from no priority for the environment, some consideration for the environment, improvements making a difference, doing really well and gone fully green. Alongside the 8 spokes of the wheel we also are prompted to think of the 8 R’s; rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, repair, return and recycle.
We have an ongoing Eco-Wheel action plan that the whole team contribute to so please feel free to ask us if you would like more information about the steps we are taking to ensure we are an environmentally sustainable setting.
You can find out more information about the Eco-Wheel on their website:
If you want to find more information about the climate emergency you can visit the following websites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRETT1L-aZQ&gl=GB David Attenborough talks about the future of the planet