As Busy Bees celebrates #SustainableSeptember with a month of activities and ideas for protecting the world, this week we turn our attention to supporting our communities
All Busy Bees nurseries pride themselves on being at the heart of the communities they serve.
Our families and staff work in partnership to support our children, and that thoughtfulness extends to the wider neighbourhood.
As we celebrate #SustainableSeptember with a month of activities and ideas for protecting the world, this week we turn our attention to the immediate environment.
How can we have an impact on the people and places where we live and work? Building connections with your local community can be both fulfilling and beneficial.
BusyBees invites you to discover local initiatives, connect with like-minded individuals and engage in activities that not only benefit the environment but also foster a sense of togetherness.
Here are six sustainable suggestions to get you started:
Community Event Boards
Find your nearest community board to discover local events and sustainable initiatives you can support.
Collection Drives for Those in Need
Seek out collection drives for local food banks or baby banks. Encourage colleagues and families to contribute items, fostering a culture of generosity and empathy.
Support Local Charities
Look for local charities that uphold sustainable values and see how your contribution could create a positive ripple effect for your community.
Promote Eco-Friendly Community Activities
Join community walks or bike rides that emphasise eco-friendly transportation. These activities promote well-being and raise awareness about sustainable living.
Embrace 'Zero to Waste' Stores
Is there a 'Zero to Waste' store or van in your area? These are a great way to fill up your reusable containers with essentials without excess packaging, and are often run on a not-for-profit basis, to support the whole community
Unearth Local Sustainable Initiatives:
Research and identify local sustainable projects to engage with or recommend to friends and family - from community gardens to tree planting initiatives, a wealth of opportunities awaits.
If your community lacks sustainable initiatives, why not join forces with a group of friends or other parents to start one that resonates with your local needs. Your leadership could inspire others and be a great role model for your children.
There are a wealth of resources available exclusively for Busy Bees parents on the UP App – our own platform for early years learning activities – or check out the Busy Bees social media channels for a whole host of #SustainableSeptember ideas.