From the air we breathe to the soil we stand upon and the energy we use to power our homes, we rely on the earth’s resources for our very survival. Let’s work together to protect it.
How to earn your badge:
Learn how to separate recyclable and non-recyclable rubbish ready for collection.
Find out where to take recyclable items that cannot be collected with your normal rubbish.
Find out how to reduce the energy and water you use in your home.
Show how you have encouraged your family to reduce water and energy use over four weeks.
Find out about one type of renewable energy.
Talk to your leader about the advantages and disadvantages of the technology.
Take part in two projects with a group of other people. You could:
- plant a tree or shrub
- clear a ditch, pond or creek
- make, set up and look after a bird feeder, table, nesting box or bath
- look after a piece of land or a garden
- tidy up a piece of wasteland
- take part in an anti-litter campaign
- look after a compost bin
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.