“Our drive for NC Nurseries to go on an Eco-journey was initiated by our son’s passion for saving the planet (he is now our part-time Sustainability Officer, after completing his Masters Degree at Leeds University doing an MSc in Climate Change).
To be told that you as the older generation have failed the next generation and planet, was hard to hear. But sadly it is true. Our past collective actions have not been sufficient to save us from the current climate emergency. With our engineering backgrounds, we struggled to know what to do first to make the most impact and as such the Eco WheelTM Scheme was created to bring structure and logic to our own actions. There is much greenwash and it has taken time to try to understand the problem and what we as business owners in Early Years can do.
Having created the Early Years Eco Wheel, we now have a process to move forward and hope to bring everyone with us, staff, children and parents. We also now recognise the power we have by using our spending/investing decisions to make wider positive impact”.
Nicky & Fred Edwards (and Evie the dog!)
FRED AND NICKY’S TOP 10 ECO TIPS
The Eco Wheel poster enables us to track our progress over time. It clearly identifies the 8 areas to work on and using the Eco wheel supporting documents we can understand the impact of our actions and prioritise what changes we make!
To save the planet is going to take changed thinking. The 8Rs are guiding us to think in different ways! The poster is simple to follow and shows a hierarchy of actions, with #1 being a better solution than #8!