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5 ways students can support Planet Patrol

One of our charities of the year is Planet Patrol and over the past few months we’ve talked about who they are and what they do. But what can you do to help raise awareness and support the work they do?

Well, besides from making your pledge and choosing to support Planet Patrol in the #HostEnvironmentalPledge, if you feel passionate about protecting the environment, below are some great ways you can get involved with, and support Planet Patrol.

1. Track any litter you find

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To become closer to solving the litter pollution problem, we must first understand it. That’s why by downloading the Planet Patrol app you can log any litter you find in your local area and upload to the ‘Litter Map’.

The data logged helps Planet Patrol uncover insights into the trends and patterns of litter to inform evidence-based solutions to stop the problem at the source.

2. Join a clean-up

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Planet Patrol clean ups combine a variety of fun activities with an opportunity to help keep your local community clean and contribute towards the litter tracking research. There really is something for everyone, from paddle-boarding to parkour, and yoga to beach cleans. The activities are completely free to join; if you’ve got great enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference while enjoying a great day out as well, then this is for you!

Learn more about the clean-ups and how to get involved here. Note that due to coronavirus, some activities may be temporarily postponed.

3. Become a Planet Patrol Community Guardian

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If you feel passionate about the work that Planet Patrol does, you can take your involvement one step further and become a Planet Patrol Community Guardian.

Community Guardians are the voice of Planet Patrol in local communities. Planet Patrol will support you to organise and lead local litter picks, engage your community, share their messages, and encourage local businesses and governments.

Applications for the next group of Guardians will open soon. If you’re interested in the programme, you can find out more here.

4. Take the #5piecechallenge

To those who say, ‘I’m just one person, I can’t stop big polluters or get governments to change’. WRONG! You can, and you can inspire and encourage more people to help too by taking the #5piecechallange. Here’s how:

  1. Get outside and pick up 5 pieces of litter.
  2. Download the Planet Patrol free litter tracking app and record the brands to help us identify the biggest polluters.
  3. Nominate 5 people on your Instagram Stories to do the same
  4. Share a screenshot of your app upload to show that you’ve uploaded 5 pieces of litter and recorded your evidence.
  5. Tag Planet Patrol on social media with @onplanetpatrol and use the hashtag #5piecechallenge to raise awareness and so they can share your hard work.

 

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5. #MoveWithPurpose

Take some time out to watch, as well as do, a series of home workouts through the #MoveWithPurpose series; available via the Planet Patrol Instagram TV channel. You can enjoy a range of activities from yoga to HIIT, Pilates and breathwork, all run by some of the team’s favourite fitness and wellbeing instructors. You can also sustainability chat with fitness professionals through the channel.

 

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Stay up to date with the latest information and activities from all three of our nominated charities of the year via our news page and our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

#HostEnvironmentalPledge.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.

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