Earth Cubs Plogging Clubs

Bring climate, sustainability and environmental education into your local schools, and enhance community impact with your own Plogging Club!

The most important education in the most engaging way. Climate, sustainability, and environmental learning for 3-11 year olds. Earth Cubs creates and delivers collections of interactive learning resources. For teachers, for kids, for everyone. Awesome interactive learning that helps kids love and learn the world.

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The most important education in the most engaging way. Climate, sustainability, and environmental learning for 3-11 year olds. Earth Cu...

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Funding Available
£350 per new project
Funded locations: West London

Funded locations:

West London

To access funding:

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
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The minute we read about 'Nigel the Nervous Narwhal' and his adventures in the Arctic we knew we had to work with Earth Cubs. Their bright and informative resources and lessons are perfect Step 4 Curriculum link evidence for Early Years.

Earth Cubs Plogging Clubs
Lee Wray-Davies

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • Earth Cubs is for anyone who is passionate about ensuring kids are positively prepared for their climate-affected future.
  • Earth Cubs is for someone who works with children in educational settings and would benefit from integrating the open-source Earth Cubs content into their curriculum.
  • Plogging Clubs (a kickstart example of Earth Cubs) is for someone who wants to make positive impact in their local community and get children excited about saving the world.

Earth Cubs Plogging Clubs project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Arrange an onboarding call
  • Get your local school engaged
  • Run the assembly
  • Weekly session
  • Check-in with Earth Cubs and impact reporting

Time

Suggested: Onboarding call with Earth Cubs - 1 hour / School assembly - 1 hour / Weekly plogging club - 1 hour a week for 4-6 weeks (can only be run during school term time)

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Earth Cubs Plogging Clubs

13 Earth Cubs Plogging Clubs projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to Earth Cubs!

We’re very excited that you want to help us bring our vibrant and interactive resources to your local school. We’re here to help you every step of your journey. From understanding how to impactfully bring environmental education into a school, to delivering a fun and exciting assembly that explains Earth Cubs to your peers, and to kickstart your Plogging Club promoting health and wellbeing.

Your enthusiasm will help to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help set them up for a more sustainable future.

Michelle Parkes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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