Refresh Your Footprint project
In line with a ‘refreshingly local’ campaign which focuses on their environmental footprint in the local community, Clifton Down Shopping Centre are launching an environmental partnership project with local primary school Christ Church C of E, titled ‘Refresh Your Footprint’.
Through engagement and interaction with the wider community, this project aims to raise awareness on how Clifton Down Shopping Centre are looking to reduce their environmental footprint in the local area, whilst seeking to educate future generations on the ways in which environmental decisions affect the world around us.
From now until mid-January, varied year groups from Christ Church C of E Primary School will be considering specific environmental themes and, through the medium of art and design, decorating six large footprints made from recycled wood. Following Clifton Down Shopping Centre’s key environmental KPI’s and considering curriculum topics, the themes include atmospheric emissions, water consumption, waste, energy use, travel plan, health and wellbeing.
From 19th January, the decorated footprints will be on display for a week in Clifton Down Shopping Centre, enabling children, parents, teachers, retailers and customers to celebrate the children’s work but also to reinforce the environmental messages behind the project.
When launching the project, Charlotte Jarrett, the Centre Manager said: ‘we are all seeing and hearing how our choices impact the environment both now and in the future. Through our ‘Refresh Your Footprint’ project and ‘refreshingly local’ campaign we hope to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint whilst creating positive, productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, educating local children in recycling and reuse, and raising awareness of the issue across our community’.
Clare Jones, Head Teacher at Christ Church C of E Primary School commented: ‘the children are working really hard to spread the Eco-message in our school community – we have just achieved the Green Flag award. This creative project has matched our passion for the Arts and we are delighted to exhibit at Clifton Down Shopping Centre’.