A new project is set to bring together schools in Croxley to protect the village’s environment for generations to come.
The Green Croxley project was started over the most recent lockdown and involves schools in Croxley collaborating to come up with ideas on how Croxley can be more eco-friendly.
Helen Cox, who has helped with launching the project, said it started after watching a film which highlighted the detrimental impact of plastic waste.
She said: “There’s this film called The Story of Plastics and they were inviting people to host screenings in their local area through Zoom and then have a follow up discussion after the film.
“Around 50 people watched and Wendy from The Green Stores gave a talk about her zero waste shop and there was a bit of a discussion about what we do in Croxley to come together over environmental issues.”
Helen added that there will be a series of events coinciding with Earth Day on April 22 and involving all the schools in the village, including a poem written by Year 9 student Bibibella Mistretta.
Bibibella described her inspiration for the poem, saying, “I took inspiration from spending large amounts of time outside during lockdown. I observed an increased volume to the birdsong that I heard both in my garden and also whilst out walking.
“Compared to normal it seemed amplified without the extensive noise pollution that normally fills the air. I wanted to reflect that in my poem and encourage everyone to remember this as a positive time when our environment thrived.”
Helen also said that with the support of Croxley Green Parish Council, they have collaborated with Everyday Plastic, who analyses his plastic waste, to create Croxley Green’s own plastic footprint.
To find out more and tune into the events which start on Monday, April 19 head to @green_croxley on Twitter.