Eco Bus - Sandwell

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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!




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


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 ♻️


Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 29/10/2022

FREE for kids.

Let us know how you get on, in the comments 👇🏻

A Kids' Guide to Composting 29/10/2022

A Kids' Guide to Composting

These last few weeks, we’ve been about .

Not only does composting help us the amount of that we bin & the risks of further the , & with this rubbish, but composting is also an easy way to get some excellent – and – for the .

To find out how you can start a in your garden, visit:

A Kids' Guide to Composting Everyday the rubbish that we throw away pollutes the earth. If it’s incinerated (burned up) it can release harmful toxins that pollute the air but if it’s dumped into a landfill or even the ocean then it pollutes our land and water.



Wild are incredibly important in the lives of many and also important to our . The RSPB's Feed the Birds Day celebrates this special relationship and encourages everyone to feed birds.

At this time of , the advise to put out & on a regular basis.

Birds require high-energy (high-fat) foods during the cold weather to maintain their reserves to survive the nights.

Do you feed your garden birds?
We’d love to see any photos ☺️



A day dedicated to , & . Humans have consumed and gathered from the for thousands of years.

In addition, wild foods are free of and pesticides, and consuming them contributes to an environmentally conscious .



There’s one thing that represents more than anything else, and it’s not (though it’s involved). That thing? The pumpkin! 🎃

Do you know the word comes from the Greek word pepon, or ‘Large Melon’. 🎃

National Pumpkin Day is a great opportunity to add this delicious to your , whether in the form of a traditional pumpkin , or a rich and savoury pumpkin . 🎃

And don’t forget to your leftover pumpkin 👍🏻

How to Make Plastic Bag Mat for Homeless | Fine Craft Guild 22/10/2022

How to Make Plastic Bag Mat for Homeless | Fine Craft Guild


The mats are intended for people who are less fortunate, be that the , in camps, or people in the third world. 🌍

The mats are also a cleaner way of sleeping. Bugs don’t like them. And when dirty, they can be easily hosed off, shaken out and be good to go again.

Not only are they free to make, each mat will keep 500-700 bags out of the . ♻️

Humanitarian and eco-friendly!: what is not to love? So, let’s make some mats! 👍🏻

For more info, go to:

How to Make Plastic Bag Mat for Homeless | Fine Craft Guild This is a craft project that is full of heart and community minded: How to Make Plastic Bag Mat for Homeless. Crocheting a mercy mat with plarn is a creativity project with a very specific mission: to care for and comfort the homeless people in our community.

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 19/10/2022

Our with Summerhill Primary .

As we we had a good chat about our . Apparently is a good watch.

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In an increasingly polarized world, can be used to improve our daily lives, & address some of society’s most pressing such as , the crisis, attacks on , & more.

Use and/or & tell us what ethics means to you 🌎


Wow…look at this…a worm that can eat plastic…why are we not breeding these worms?! 🤷🏻‍♀️
I ❤️ nature!


A special invite to all 2, 3 and 4 year old children living in or near Smethwick to our FREE ACTIVITY MORNING 12th November 2022 between 10am to 12noon at Uplands Manor Primary School. Lots of fun activities, including a bouncy castle and a face painter etc. We look forward to welcoming you.

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 13/10/2022

A wonderful morning with year 5 from Rounds Green Primary School. All learning about in .

Some hilarious answers to our questions but good fun! The game show was a big hit.
#50/50 the audience

for having us today

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National Fair Trade Month aims to raise of the reasons why is important, and to promote buying and using and commercially , fair trade products in place of commodities which may harm the , the , and individuals.

The Eco Bus delivers Fair Trade workshops, send us a message, if you would like to know more 👍🏻



The purpose of World Mental Health Day is to raise of issues, increase on the topic and attempt to eliminate the attached. It is hoped that this, in turn, will encourage sufferers to seek out and .

World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to about things and get help if you are struggling.

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Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons. Despite their relatively short , date back more than 300 million years, meaning that they pre-date even . 😲 🦖🦕

They are also believed to be highly . With around 500 million neurons located in their & , some of them have even been seen to be , by using discarded shells and making them into mobile homes. 🏠Ingenious!



National Badger Day raises awareness of the need to protect from predation and brings issues of & concerns to the common man.

While these are largely harmless and are an important part of their , perceptions of these creatures has led to large culls and ‘badger disposal’ attempts to remove them 😢

Only with hard work to raise people’s about these creatures, can we save the badger. 🦡

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World Teachers Day is observed to express gratitude for the contributions of , who prepare to face the .

Teachers, take care of every without and instil and in them, in addition to educating and them.

Teachers, without a doubt, are wonderful and philosophers who help us to get the ability to handle life’s ups and downs.

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This annual celebration of all things is now a popular day, in which we remember the important role that have to play in our , as well as the who devote their lives, working to and care for them. 🐼🐮🦁

To get into the mood, you are encouraged to ditch the , refuse to buy products tested on animals and – probably of greater concern to the majority of folk – become a 🐼

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Though you may not have been aware, October is International Walk to School Month. In light of this, we ask if it’s time we ditch the and go for the more modest method of getting to and from .

can do our and a world of good. Of course it may not be practical for some, but those able to take part, definitely should.

The Wow Travel Tracker which is part of the ‘Walk to School’ campaign, can help track their .

This is a led initiative through which children are rewarded with a badge if they sustainably to school just once a week for a month. This doesn’t have to just be walking - it can be , , anything at all that helps reduce .

To register your school, visit:

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It’s upto you ☺️



There are a number of different that are associated with going meat-free. Firstly, you have the benefits for your , such as a healthier , lower , reduced risk of disease, and also lower .

Going also offers a number of different benefits in terms of the . Not only does this spare , but it conserves fuel too.

Why not go for this day and see how you manage?



We’ve all done it, had that we wanted to ask that just sounded stupid. We’re embarrassed that it even occurred to us, and worse, that we didn’t know the when it seemed so simple. The is there is no such thing as a stupid question, except the one that you choose not to ask…

…so next time you’re in , go ahead and ask your question! ❓❓❓

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Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 28/09/2022

Check out these Nature Clay Faces, that the brilliant Nursery children created at Summerhill Primary today using natural materials from their own playground 🤩🤩🤩

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We’re back at Summerhill Primary and today it’s Game Show time! 🧐❓

Let’s see which class can work through a series of questions all about , to be crowned of the day! 🥇🥇🥇

Exciting!!! 🤩

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Photos from Summerhill Primary Academy's post 25/09/2022

Photos from Summerhill Primary Academy's post



It does not matter where you come from, where you live, or how much you have, one thing that we all have in common is . 💭

Even more importantly, it is a day whereby we all one another, our loved ones, & even to put a plan in action to make changes in their lives & the wider . 💭



International Rabbit Day has been designed so that we can appreciate the contributions and value, that our bring to our lives. 🐰

The day is also incredibly important in terms of promoting the of rabbits, as well as encouraging people to create healthy for their pet rabbits. 🐰

If you have a pet rabbit, pamper them! If not, do your & decide if these adorable little could be the right fit for your . 🐰



The needs . They clean the we and filter the we .

Over half the world’s call forests their home, making them one of the most on our . 🌎

Caring for forests means caring for the that live within and around them. Life is dependent on healthy, ecosystems and forests are a vital . 🐿

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The is cool but not cold, and the shines brightly during the day but with a gentle warmth that doesn't cause you to sweat. This makes the perfect time to get outside, deeply & appreciate all Mother Nature has to offer. 🍂🍁

Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 22/09/2022

Terrific Thursday at Summerhill Primary and today has been about helping our little friends.… and insects 🐞🪲

We learnt about their , then it was on to making our own ‘Bug Hotel’ and as you can see, the are going to be spoilt for choice with these fabulous decorated . 🐞🪲

What a terrific day! ☺️👍🏻

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Photos from Eco Bus - Sandwell's post 20/09/2022

The Eco Bus is back for a brand new school term and all this week we’re at Summerhill Primary Academy in Tipton.

Today it’s all about Composting & Promise Butterflies. 🦋
As you can see from the carnage, we’ve been having a fun messy time! 😂

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Recycle Week is a flagship annual , which is a of across the . ♻️

We know concerns are still on the increase, so we need to do more. We need to do it now. And we need to act together. It’s time to join the against . ♻️

‘Step It Up’ this Recycle Week!

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Roald Dahl Day celebrates this master and all of the work that he has done by bringing of & wonder to everywhere. 📚

And just as the man said…
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams & you will always look lovely.” 🌞





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