Eco Bus - Sandwell

The Eco Bus is available FREE to all schools and community groups within the Sandwell area. To book

Operating as usual

10/06/2023

Did you know there are 24 species of bumblebee in the UK, with a range of different colours and markings? 🟡⚫🔴⚪

8 species are common, which is why we call them the 'Big 8'. These are the bumblebees you are most likely to see buzzing around your flowers. 🌼

From the gorgeous ginger Common carder to Red-tailed beauties, get to know your garden visitors with our handy ID poster! Download here 👉 http://ow.ly/oSO850NGJVB

It's A4 so you can print it at home too! 🖨️​

Credit: Bumblebee Conservation Trust

05/06/2023

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY! 🌎

Issues such as , , & human overpopulation have drastically changed the way the works. Because of the significance of these issues, the created World Environment Day to help people about the consequences of human activity. 🌎

World Environment Day is all about teaching people about issues, giving people the opportunity to change the they have that are affecting the , and work towards 🌎

29/05/2023

LEARN ABOUT COMPOSTING DAY 2023! 🛢️🍂🍃🍎🍌

is not only an environmentally safe but it can help you , , & ! 💰

Composting allows you to accomplish the big three: , & . ♻️

Share your favourite & about composting at 🏡

19/05/2023

NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY! 🐼 🦍 🐯 🌱

We live in a full of many , , & that are approaching risk of – or are so close to extinction – that their need help immediately.

This day was created to keep us aware of how fragile the existence of some animals, plants, and insects is – and, most importantly, reminds us to take the time to about why it’s so important to species from any further harm.

02/05/2023

WORLD TUNA DAY! 🐟🐟🐟

With the growth of the population, has become more intense, increasing the risk of predatory overexploitation of these . not only threatens tuna but also other animals 🎣

The use of also kills , & 🎣

World Tuna Day aims to raise awareness of a tuna fishing model 🎣

23/04/2023

HAPPY ST GEORGE’S DAY! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

St. George’s Day has been celebrated in for centuries, with the earliest recorded dating back to the 12th century, when he was named the saint of England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

At the time, was already a popular saint in the world, and he was revered for his and 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

22/04/2023

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2023! 🌍

, due to activity, is in trouble. The layer is depleting, are being lost & are starving & dying of . are disappearing rapidly, our & is becoming increasingly & systems are being pushed to the extreme. 🌍

Earth Day aims to inspire , , & all over the to take action & help preserve the 🌍

20/04/2023

A fab way to use up hair 🐶🐈

16/04/2023

SAVE THE ELEPHANT DAY! 🐘

One of the best ways to celebrate Save The Elephant Day is to or even for an organization that focuses its efforts on the of these , for example by helping to prevent poachers from killing for their ivory tusks.

Organizations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF) do a great job protecting these creatures and there are plenty of ways you can get involved, for example by an elephant for yourself or a loved one. 🐘

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 12/04/2023

Ernie the has had his rest and it’s back out today, we’re at Friar Park Millennium Centre in .

We’ll be learning all about those 3 magic words…no, not ‘I Love Chocolate’ but ‘Recycle, Reduce, Reuse’ 😆♻️

09/04/2023

HAPPY EASTER, ECO BUS PEEPS!

Ernie has got his Easter ears on, all prepared for today! 🐰

We hope you’re surrounded by , , (obviously 🤣) and on this happy day! 🐣

We’ll be back Tuesday, but for now, let’s all enjoy 🐣💕


Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 04/04/2023

Ernie the Eco Bus 🚌 visted the & of Lyng Community Association today.
We got stuck into a little bit of , starting with ‘Crazy Cressheads’, then finished the day with some Environmental Art, using to make ‘Woodland Tree Faces’ 🧑🏽‍🦱👱🏻‍♀️

Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 🥰


03/04/2023

WORLD AQUATIC ANIMAL DAY!

World Aquatic Animal Day is to raise so that all over the would band together to create , , & that will help to these valuable . 🐠

The hope is to elevate the status of these so that are more likely to take an active role in about and acting on behalf of them. Different ideas for protecting these animals continue to be featured, from to issues 🐠

30/03/2023

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO WASTE ♻️

Humanity generates an estimated 2.24 billion tons of annually, of which only 55% is managed in controlled facilities. By 2050, this could rise to 3.88 billion tons per year.

The waste sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse in urban settings and loss 😢

Around 931 million tons of food is wasted each year, and up to 37 million tons of plastic waste is expected to enter the annually by 2040 😢

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 30/03/2023

It may be a today, but that doesn’t stop us, nor does it stop the of Galton Valley Primary School, who have been learning about and what plants need, in order to grow. 🪴
They session came to an end with everyone planting their own pot, ready to take home to care for.

Sandwell

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 22/03/2023

Our at the Steps Centre has kicked off with a ‘Promise Butterfly’, this is where our young make a to help their local , whether it be or etc.

Thank you for a fantastic morning!

Sandwell

22/03/2023

WORLD WATER DAY 2023! 💧

Water Day primarily focuses on access to clean and adequate but it also looks at a number of water-related issues impacting the wider 💧

Each year, certain other issues are also highlighted, such as local to communities 💧
This World Water Day is about accelerating to solve the water and sanitation crisis.

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 20/03/2023

We’re at The Steps Centre today in Smethwick, where have been learning about ‘How to keep healthy’ 🌱

It was then time for a session, with each of the students having a go at planting their own pot of , in our ‘Crazy Cressheads’ 🌱

We’re looking forward to seeing the results 🌱

Sandwell

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 14/03/2023

Now the has melted, Ernie the made a visit to Shireland Technology Primary to see Yr3. 🚌

It was all about those three magic words today….’Recycle, Reuse, Reduce’ as the have been learning how they can help in their own lessons. 🌍

Thank you for making Ernie & Claire so welcome, we’ve had an awesome day!! 🤩🤩🤩


Sandwell

10/03/2023

So with Ernie the Eco Bus in & shut, what can you do to keep the entertained, well check out this activity ❄️

All you need is to grab some food colouring, head into the and start making your own and the best thing is…no mess! ❄️

03/03/2023

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2023!

isn’t just something that we passively observe; it’s part of our , and something we need to care for.

World Wildlife Day is your chance to all wildlife, from the smallest to blue . No matter what you love about wildlife, you can spend the day taking action to help it.

27/02/2023

INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY!

are and majestic that roam across the cold ice. However, in the past few decades, ice in the Arctic has been melting at an alarmingly fast rate, leading the polar to shrink over time. Because of this, polar bears have been losing their , their sources of and, ultimately, dying from and ❄️

International Polar Bear Day is therefore all about . To celebrate, people take the time to learn about polar bears, their and how our actions have been harming their . They also pledge to their and to with others about the effects that has on polar bears ❄️

26/02/2023

INTERNATIONAL TONGUE TWISTER CONTEST DAY! 😛

The goal is to do exactly what it says on the tin and the good-natured tongue twister 😛

Did you know the trickiest tongue twister is:
“Pad kid poured curd pulled cod”

Do you have any tongue twisters? 😛
Let us know in the comments 👇🏻

16/02/2023

Did you know….

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 13/02/2023

Claire & Ernie (The Eco Bus) are out today, paying a visit to Stepping Stones Pre-school in Smethwick.
The little ones made a butterfly, where they promised to put one piece of in the bin each day. 🗑️

We also got messy and dirty, creating our ’Crazy Cressheads’, where we learnt what it takes for to grow. 🌱

The messy are the best!

Thank you for having us! ☺️

Sandwell

10/02/2023

Ain’t this the best picture! 🐜❤️
Every little ant gets a share 💧

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 07/02/2023

The Eco Bus was back out on the road today & visited Reddall Hill Primary School in Cradley Heath. 📚

Year 6 learnt all about the philosophy of ‘Recycle, Reduce, Reuse’, by creating their own rap & song about . 🎤

We had our own ‘One Direction’ band going on, and quite a few tributes to Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, what an absolute pleasure it has been hosting Year 6 pupils today! 😁

Thank you for welcoming Claire & Ernie (the Eco Bus) 🚌

Sandwell

26/01/2023

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION DAY! ♻️

The results of all our efforts to keep the clean will be short-lived if we don’t pay enough attention to environmental ♻️z

Environmental education is a multi-disciplinary field that aims to and how people can manage and to live

In other words, environmental education is designed to teach us xfhow to live in with and reduce impact on the environment ♻️

Recycle Now 24/01/2023

INTERNATIONAL MOBILE PHONE RECYCLING DAY! 📱♻️

The Jane Goodall Institute (J.G.I.) launched this program in 2015 & has sparked a movement in which individuals commit to either keeping their longer or discarding them and properly 📱

Major receive crucial metals for their products from in Congo & other African countries. Some of the money is used to fund the region’s ongoing conflicts, which have resulted in large casualties, increased & degradation 📱
There is now more of an obligation for firms to purchase their raw ethically 📱

To your mobile, click here to find a location:

https://www.recyclenow.com

Recycle Now Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England and Northern Ireland, which aims to motivate more people, to recycle more of the right things, more often.

19/01/2023

Ever wondered how to get the little ones started, in caring for the ?
How about a movie? 🎬

06/01/2023

It’s not just & we need to think about. 🧐

Disposal of unwanted , products and other or devices in an environmentally responsible way is becoming an increasingly important issue due to the increase in consumption of raw materials, taking up of space and disposal of substances in areas where they could leach into 🌱
and . 💧

03/01/2023

Be like Greta! ❤️

02/01/2023

We ❤️ all .

31/12/2022

This picture here shows an carrying another dead ant.
This behavior, called necrophoresis (carrying the dead) is a matter of colony .
They throw the dead ants outside the to dispose of the body.
Dead ants can grow that can infect the rest of the colony and has a bad odour.

The ant carrying the body needs to clean itself very well to get rid of any odour of the dead ant. Otherwise the ant colony will throw him out.

Isn’t amazing 😀

16/12/2022

Need help with being in the ?
Here’s just a few little tips ☺️

14/12/2022

INTERNATIONAL MONKEY DAY!

We may look just a bit different from our pals, but we shouldn’t forget that we share a common with them, ! 🐵

Warm up those vocal chords and get ready to unleash your wildest calls and cries in observance of this holiday, which celebrates not just , but everything . 🐵

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 08/12/2022

What a blast we’ve had today at The Albion Foundation
Our theme throughout today has been ‘recycle, reduce and reuse’ crafting decorations out of toilet rolls, testing our knowledge with the quiz & making Bug Hotels for our friends.
We’ve all had such a brilliant day!

Thank you for having me & Ernie the Eco Bus 😁 Can’t wait to come back!

Sandwell

21/11/2022

WORLD FISHERIES DAY!

World Fisheries Day, is dedicated to highlighting the critical importance of healthy & to ensure stocks of in the world.

The oceans and fisheries become and more sustainable when our is less filled with .

Next time you go , , or the , be sure to pick up any rubbish you see along the way. Try to people as well, about the devastating impact of rubbish and to reduce the amount of .


Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 17/11/2022

Today the visited Rounds Green Primary School in Oldbury.

Year 5 learnt about renewable energy, got stuck in with the quiz, but we saved the best till last, as the bird feeders the children made, went down a storm! 🦜

Thank you for making me and Ernie (the eco bus) feel so welcome ☺️

Sandwell Rounds Green Primary School

12/11/2022

can have a big impact on the . From the light bulbs in your to the put in your bins, there are lots of ways schools can make small improvements to reducing their . ♻️

Add a few of them together and you start to make more than just a small contribution to a brighter . ♻️

Take a look at these 10 ways to make your ♻️

Sandwell

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