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Nexus Fostering supports the launch of Nottingham charity Kids Against Plastic latest environment educational programme, Climate Clever Schools

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Nexus Fostering supports the launch of Nottingham charity Kids Against Plastic latest environment educational programme, Climate Clever Schools

Nexus Fostering is supporting local Nottingham charity ‘Kids Against Plastic’ latest programme ‘Climate Clever Schools’ with the aim to help schools reduce their climate impact. The first 100 schools to sign up receive a free ‘Be Climate Clever’ book written by founders Ella and Amy Meek. The campaign provides, free of charge, all the resources the school needs to become climate clever from lesson plans, videos, and worksheets.

The Kids Against Plastic charity, founded by sisters Amy & Ella Meek now aged 18 & 20, is education-focused and passionate about the need for schools to cover environmental issues like the climate crisis and plastic pollution. KAP believes in empowering young people to be positive change-makers.

‘The climate crisis is something we are hearing about more and more, and we think it’s important to help young children understand the science, the problems, and the solutions, and importantly, believe that they can have an active role to play in taking action to mitigate it,’ explain Amy and Ella.

Nexus Fostering, an independent Ofsted Outstanding fostering agency, located in Chilwell Nottingham, is working to try and empower their young people with tools for the future, both for them and for our planet. Climate Change and the world around us can seem daunting at times and they want to do something about that. They have been working hard to find opportunities to educate and inspire young people to take control and find their place within this movement.

Megan, Storyteller & Marketing Executive at Nexus Fostering, explains what sustainability means to their children and young people. ‘Sustainability for children is about inspiring them to respect the earth and its resources and about small changes, we can make to help look after the planet. Making these changes helps protect animals, plants, and our natural resources so that future generations will be able to enjoy them. Beyond the environmental benefits, it also helps children to make sense of the world around them, exploring the ‘what if’ and ‘how’. Children are then likely to connect with and develop a passion for the environment, for nature, and their relationship with it.’

Schools can register (for free) at to start their journey to become a Climate Clever School.

Rotary District 1220 is proud to be Climate Clever School project partners and will use its committed member network to support local schools to reduce their climate impact through engaging learning and pupil-led action.

Nexus Fostering has recently partnered and held workshops with Formula E and British Gas Zero to provide an experience and educate our young people as part of their Young Person’s Sustainability Co-Operative, an innovative new programme they’ve aligned with the Department for Education to help transform the career prospects of young people in foster care.

"Young people are not included early enough in environmental policy making or design and are not provided with the educational tools or platforms for deliberation to engage more fully in the policy process" Department for Education Strategy and guidance from the United Nations.

They will be focussing on several key areas including climate action, green skills and careers, and championing education and learning as well as partnering with other businesses and charities.




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Date published

24 August 2023

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