The festive season has a huge environmental impact, but if we all try to reduce our own eco-footprint just a little, it would go a long way to protecting our environment.
With this in mind we have set a challenge for our growing E.Y.E. Project schools family from Worthing, Adur, Arun and the Chichester area to create as many eco-friendly decorated school Christmas trees this year as possible.
Our challenge has been inspired by the great work of some of the schools that have shown us examples of their Eco Clubs decorating their school Christmas trees using eco-friendly materials. We would love to see more schools doing this.
To enter our challenge simply get your pupils making decorations from eco-friendly materials, and decorate your Christmas tree in the most environmentally friendly way possible. This could be using natural materials or recycled materials.
Maybe you want to go one step further and use a living Christmas tree or make an eco-friendly tree itself from recycled items!!
Here are some ideas of eco-friendly Christmas tree decorations:
* Rustic snowflakes from foraged twigs, beach driftwood and pine needles
* Pine cone garlands, or pine cone reindeer baubles
* Orange garlands
* Mini hanging Christmas trees made from old paperback books
* Hanging Lego Christmas trees
* Traditional toilet roll angels
* Bottle top baubles or garlands
Please email photos of your school Christmas tree decorated with eco-friendly materials along with descriptions of the materials used for each of the decorations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th December 2016.
The E.Y.E. Project Committee will choose the most eco-friendly decorated Christmas tree and two winning schools (Primary & Secondary) will each receive £100 garden vouchers kindly donated by The Southern Co-operative.
A collection of images and material descriptions will be shown on our website as a festive celebration and we may share the success of the challenge with the local press.