Food consumption and production were the main topics for discussion at a series of events for Wales’ beacon Eco-Schools.

Nearly 100 young people from 38 schools took part in the National Eco-Committee events held at Llanfwrog Community Centre, National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne, and Bedwellty House in Tredegar on 23 and 24 November.

Young people from across Wales had the opportunity to discuss the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development – a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Sugar was a particularly hot topic, with students investigating its impact on both our health and environment. They also shared ideas on how they can inspire others to live in a more sustainable way during a series of workshops delivered by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy. 

Eco-Schools is an international programme run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy, and funded by the Welsh Government. Over 90% of schools in Wales are registered on the programme.

The Eco-Schools programme empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their community, helping them learn about sustainable living and global citizenship while giving them the information and support they need to make changes that will benefit their school, local environment and wider community.

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:

It’s great to have the opportunity to bring schools together from across Wales and discuss important global issues. The Eco-Schools programme is a great example of how young people in Wales are committed to achieving a sustainable future, and I’d like to thank all of the students involved for their hard work.

Eco-Schools: environmental education for now and for the future

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