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EVENTS & ACTION 2021
LEAP is an Environmental Partner for Community Organisations.
At present we are working hard with the Hindu Forum of Britain to make temples across UK increase sustainable practices. You can download the Environmental Assessment Toolkit for Temples from the green button below.
If your faith or other community organisation would like an environmental partner to help contribute more to protecting the environment, please contact us.
C O W C A R E IN S C O T L A N D!
LEAP is proud to collaborate with Hindu Forum of Britain and support the ground breaking COWCARE initiative from ISKCON Scotland.
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WE ARE SO PROUD OF THE COWCARE INITIATIVE BY ISKCON SCOTLAND, WHO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED THIS PROJECT ON 30th OCTOBER 2021. COWCARE OFFERS A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY, WHICH WILL LOOK AFTER COWS ALL THEIR LIVES AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLY SOURCED MILK!
LEAP's COP26 Footprint - Timeline of support to community & partners
4th September 21 - Training delivered to 40 Temple organisations across UK in Environmental Assessment & Management
18th September 21 - Official Launch of the UK-wide Hindu Environmental Task Force
With the support of Bob Blackman, MP, the Hindu Forum of Britain and LEAP brought together all key Hindu organisations in the UK such as ISKCON, Brahmakumaris, Art of Living and large temple groups, to share existing and decide on new key actions for countering climate change.
18th & 19th September 21 - Environmental Awareness sessions delivery to childrens groups
22nd September 21 - Phase 1 Roll out of Environmental Assessment & Management Toolkit across UK temples
25th & 26th September 21 - LEAP Superheroes Big Green Week Ideas & Designs competitions for Children Awards Ceremony & Green Play
1st to 5th November 21 - Schools Eco-Diwali Action Week
5th November 21 - Interfaith UK : HETF Conference - Environmental Balance through Sanatana Dharma
6th November 21 - HETF - GRP Multifaith Festival of Lights, Theatre, Glasgow Caledonian University
15th November 21 - Stats Call for Data Analysis - Environmental Assessment & Management Toolkit
LEAP believes in Early Learning & Thinking in Sustainability
We are supporting schools in the UK to engage their children more actively in environmental awareness. If your school would like to participate in activities such as an Eco-Diwali or an Eco- Christmas week, write to us.
Younger Gold medal - Idea - Olive Baines
Older Gold medal - Idea - Pavan Patel
Younger Gold medal - Design - Addis Taye-Tiffin
Older Gold medal - Design - Tanish Kirodian
Younger Silver medal - Idea/Awareness - Vihan Patil
Older Silver medal - Idea/Awareness - Deeya Goodwin
Younger Silver medal - Design - Naisha Soni
Older Silver medal - Design - Vedha Patil
Joint Younger Bronze medal - Idea/Awareness - Dorsa Rahmani
Joint Younger Bronze medal - Idea/Awareness - Riyansh Kirodian
Older Bronze medal - Idea/Awareness - Daniel Rajczyk
LEAP Sustainability Youth Ambassadors 2021
Ms Rachael Dabble
Mr Daruk D. N. Pal
LEAP Sustainability Schools Champion 2021
Moorside Primary School
Each Entry for the LEAP Sustainability Superheroes competition was truly the work of a Superhero who wants to protect our planet and so we awarded Superhero certificates to each and every one of the entries!
Here are some of the winning entries and there are more, brilliant Superhero ideas and designs shared on the Green Week page. Brilliant thoughts such as using every broken old glass jar to being careful about disposable masks as they can trap birds, amazed us!
If your SUSTAINABILITY SUPERHERO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN LEAP VOICES OF YOUTH, PLEASE DO EMAIL US! SEVERAL OF THE CHILDREN WHO SENT ENTRIES HAVE JOINED LEAP VOICES OF YOUTH, WHICH WORKS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS INCLUDING RUNNING THEIR OWN NEWSLETTER, GIVING IDEAS FOR RESOURCES THAT SCHOOLS CAN USE TO ENGAGE CHILDREN IN MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CELEBRATIONS OF FESTIVALS, TO PRESENTING ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AT SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES!
The LEAP Big Green Week brought families together in activities to learn to care and share best practice in protecting our planet in a fun and enjoyable way! We were hugely supported by Councillor Caroline Jackson, Leader of Lancaster City Council, Councillor Lizzi Collinge, all the wonderful children and their guardians, LEAP Youth Ambassadors, Volunteers, Lancaster Fire & Rescue, and specially by Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Moorside Primary School, St Stephens Primary School!
Here are some winning moments from the LEAP Green Play, as children, parents, grandparents and guardians came together to decorate and stick waste materials like recyclable plastic bottles onto wireframe models! There were also online activities such as the LEAP Abracadabra Reuse Crafts workshop for those who could not come into town for the Green Play!
TRAINING WEBINAR ON THE LEAP ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT TOOL 4 SEPTEMBER 2021
LEAP is proud to support faith organisations in making their community spaces greener. At present it is working hard to support the Hindu Forum of Britain, an umbrella organisation with 320 member organisations, to pilot Environmental Assessments across temples and their community spaces to minimise energy and other waste and maximise environmentally friendly practices.
On 4th September 2021 LEAP delivered very successfully the first of a series of training events on Environmental Assessment and Management for over 40 temple organisations, many with subsidiary tens of temple branches. Huge applause for Hindu Forum of Britain and HFB President Mrs Trupti Patel for being our community partner enabling this crucial action. This means that temples all over the UK will start to use our pioneering Environmental Assessment & Management (EAM) toolkit to surface all the points at which they can start or improve on existing environmentally friendly practices such as asking temple users all across UK to bring all fruits and sweets offerings in biodegradable packaging and using steel or biodegradable food trays at events and activities like elderly luncheon clubs, as well as sourcing groceries locally. This grassroots impact will be effected through many thousands of people across UK.
If you are a faith or other community organisation, please do contact us to find out how we can help you get an environmental assessment & management plan for your organisation.
Visit Hindu Forum of Britain to find out more what the Hindu Environmental Task Force are doing in the Green Week.
LEAP WASTE MANAGEMENT WEBINAR 27 JUNE 2021
LEAP is developing a Grassroots Waste Management Strategy aligned to which this webinar was developed to both form multiple points of sector and community consultation as well as disseminating information on local authority and multiple level services available and practices in waste management. The Key Note was presented by Councillor Dave Brookes outlining the Waste Mangement Process delivered by Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council, and by Ms Jean Nelson who outlined how Bay Area Recycling's multiple Waste Streams were able to complement waste management opportunities and services provided by the local authorities.
LEAP DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION - BAME FAMILY LEARNING THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL THEATRE 10 JUNE 2021
LEAP believes that we can counter climate change in the best way by us all being accountable and involved. We were proud to collaborate with Balgokulum Lancaster, who run a weekly cultural and sports activity session for upto thirty BAME families. LEAP and Balgokulum presented 'Vasant Utsav', a read along environmental awareness play performed online by the children and their parents of the Balgokulum group. If you would like your community group to perform a culturally diverse environmental play, we would love to support you! Contact us on email@example.com.
LEAP COMMUNITY SURVEY 5 APRIL 2021
LEAP conducted a community consultation survey to find out what the local communities felt were the key challenges and possible solutions to climate change at the grassroots level.
LEAP COMMUNITY WEB FORUM 29MARCH 2021
LEAP brought together community leaders, local residents, local recycling volunteers, environmentalists and the Environmental Agency to highlight local issues and to discuss how some of these could be tackled.
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