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Environmental education, education for sustainable development, learning about litter

Are you a school, local authority or community group? Many of us are committed to promoting environmental awareness today for our world tomorrow.

Working towards Eco Schools or your own local environmental education initiative? Doing a litter pick is a great way to engage children in learning about litter. Browse our online shop for child friendly litter picking equipment. Environmental education tools including infant litter picks, kids hi vis and protect little hands with kids rigger style gloves.

To help teachers, the Eco school book is packed with handy hints, tips and guides ‘how to’. Lesson plans linked to the national curriculum support environmental education for all ages.

Want to plan a school litter pick? – download our free School Volunteer Guide

Speak to our Helping Hand Team on 01531 635678 to access exclusive promotional deals for your school; including our environmental education resources


Environmental education connects us to the world around us. It helps build awareness of the issues impacting where and how we live as well as action we can take to improve and sustain it.

Through education we can empower change:

  • learning inside and outside of the classroom
  • improve environmental awareness
  • encourage healthier lifestyles
  • strengthen local communities
  • take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.

Have you signed up to Eco-Schools? Eco-Schools engages 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

Our library of online resources can be used to support you in your journey to achieve Eco Schools Green Flag award.

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Working together we can all make a difference every day. School projects and community groups – large and small – across the world – who do you recognise in our latest Gallery? We like to get our hands dirty too but if you’d like to share your work, do email us your news – sales@helpinghand.co.uk or join in the conversation on our UK Litterpicking Group

To start making a difference, see our contact details below:


Our Working Partners

Environmental Charities logo -Eco Protection Squad
Environmental Charities logo -The 2 Minute Foundation
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