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The ‘Save a Tonne’ Challenge 

Change a few little things about the way you and your family live so that you save one tonne of Carbon Dioxide each year. 

Since September 2008 the 5th Spen Valley Scouts have been working to reduce the environmental impact of their homes, meeting place and local community and encourage others to reduce their CO2 emissions.  

The Scouts, Young Leaders and Leaders spent months of training and activities helping them understand more about issues relating to Climate Change and improve their awareness of their own impact on the environment. 

The Scouts have taken part in many activities including:


Having learned much more about the impact everyone can have on the local environment and the climate, the Scouts wanted to help other children reduce their Carbon Footprint. The Scouts decided to produce a leaflet for other children in Kirklees. This leaflet aims to encourage children to save a tonne of CO2 by changing a few small elements of their lives. 

The leaflet requires the reader to use the Governments ‘Act on CO2‘ website to calculate their own Carbon Footprint.  

There are six topics covered in the leaflet:


Kirklees Council have supported the Save a Tonne leaflet through an Environment Grant. This grant has enabled the messages, pictures and activities created by the Scouts to be transformed into a 16 page publication by a professional graphic designer. Kirklees Council are also aiding the distribution of the leaflet through their links with schools. This means that up to 10,000 Year 6 children across the Kirklees area will receive the messages of encouragement from the Scouts to help them each Save a Tonne of CO2.

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