Essex Schools Green Day

The 2nd Essex Schools Green Day that took place on 6th July 2022 was a big success, with nearly 20 schools in Colchester participating to take action on, and learn about, environmental issues and climate change. 

The Council helped to support the day, visiting 10 schools to deliver gardening resources (kindly donated by Poplar Nurseries) and do a presentation on the Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency. 
The Council would like to thank the following organisations for their contributions to the Green Day in Colchester:
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Poplar Nurseries
  • East of England Co-Op
The Council really enjoyed seeing what others were doing to becoming greener. Here’s some pictures (and a video!) from the day!

Mercury Theatre video showing what they are doing as an organisation to reduce their environmental impact – Entertaining and informative! Vegetable garden at St John’s Green school The bike bus outside St John’s Green Primary School! The Council’s electric cargo bike used for delivering Poplar Nurseries donations to schools. This picture was taken at Home Farm Primary School. The ‘wild area’ with birch trees created at Unity Primary Academy

3PR and Park Safe Schools 

Council staff support the 3PR and Parksafe schools initiatives set up by the North Essex Parking Partnership. These initiatives are focussed on safe parking outside of schools at drop off and pick up, alongside promoting more walking and cycling to schools. 
Find out more about 3PR and Parksafe schools

Page last reviewed: 4 March 2022