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Litter Less Campaign



The Litter Less Campaign has a temporarily new look to help teachers, parents and pupils to still share their anti-litter message while at home.

Eco-Schools NI has joined forces with the rest of the UK and Ireland sister organisations, Eco-Schools England, Wales, Scotland and Green-Schools Ireland, to help teachers already committed or ready to commit to run the Litter Less Campaign. 
Three fantastic challenges have been created to be run at home and when out for a walk.

For obvious safety reasons no litter picking activities have been included or requested, but only great entertaining and fun activities, so our schools and communities, always working on anti-litter initiatives, can still share the message.

Your school will still be entitled to receive the funding available to support your campaign along with the access to the Community Action Day funding (the challenges will see even if indirectly, community involvement)

What to do:
1. Register for the Litter Less Campaign if you have not done it yet! (contact Francesca)
2. Share with your school the 3 challenges in this resource and encourage pupils, teachers, parents to get involved.
3. Carefully follow the instructions in the poster - VERY IMPORTANT USE THE HASHTAGS #litterlesscampaign and #litterlesstogether and TAG US
4. Get in touch with Francesca to point out social media posts to help us keep track of the posts - these posts will be evidences of a great participation to select schools for funding, prizes and certificates.

The Litter Less Campaign educates children and youth around the world on the issue of litter and gives them the opportunity to engage their local communities in awareness-raising activities.

The Litter Less Campaign is a joint initiative of the Mars Wrigley Foundation and Foundation for Environmental Education. Since its launch in 2011, the Litter Less Campaign has educated over three million students around the world about the challenges of litter and waste in their communities and empowered them to become leaders driving sustainability and positive behavioural change. 

Main Objectives
  • To reduce the litter and waste footprint of communities through changes in students’ attitude
  • To increase student knowledge and practical skills in preventing and managing litter and waste in the contexts of the global sustainable development agenda (SDGs) 
  • To improve students’ behaviour in preventing and managing litter and waste
  • To promote and improve the schools’ waste management  
  • To create documentation of good practices and disseminate through social media and website
  • To collaborate with other schools nationally or internationally in order to disseminate good examples, encourage to take action and increase the positive impact 
  • To create responsible youth through the Eco-Schools programme methodology and educational principles 

How does it work?

In the Litter Less Campaign for the Eco-Schools programme, participating schools will implement the Campaign through the Seven Steps framework. 

Each school is required to monitor the waste and litter produced in schools with the aim of improving waste management as well as implement one Community Action Day.

Prize money is available for this project.

For more information or to register, contact Francesca.