Last week Sustainable Silchester were invited to visit the Silchester Brownies to launch our Sustainable Brownie badge.
We found out about things that produce carbon dioxide, and that driving a car just 1km would fill a large box with carbon dioxide. We discussed how plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide. When production and absorption of carbon dioxide get out of balance, then the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere goes up, and this causes unstable weather like droughts and floods. Then we put on a little play to show how our decisions can make a difference.
The Brownies will be working towards their Sustainable Brownie badge over the next half term, looking at what decisions they can make about what they eat, buy or how they travel can make a difference, and how they can help the local environment.
Finally the Brownies made some beuatiful posters to put on our recycling bins outside the Village Hall where we collect batteries, ink cartridges and clean aluminium foil for recycling. Here are a selection of our favourites. We will pick three to go on the bins.
Many thanks to the Brownies for inviting us, and we look forward to hearing about all the things that you have done as you work towards being a Sustainable Brownie.