Pedmore Meerkats win TOTAL Green School Award

We’re thrilled to have won a TOTAL Green School Award in recognition of our letter writing campaign about palm oil in products. Hopefully our letters to manufacturers, the Government and European Parliament will help make decision makers think again about using non-sustainable sources of palm oil! Check out the YPTE website: http://on.fb.me/kjryCc

Click play to view our winning entry:

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Our rainforest Q & A session with Margot James MP

We welcomed Margot James, our local MP, to Pedmore in April. We shared our rainforest projects and asked her lots of questions about saving the world’s rainforests. Margo said that the Year 4 Pedmore Meerkats had taught her lots about the rainforests. Press play to find out more!

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Buy Back an Acre with Taking IT Global

Here’s the Year 4 Meerkats’ advert for TIG’s (Taking IT Global) ‘Buy Back an Acre’ initiative to help save the world’s rainforests. Click play to watch!

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Nestle’s reply: questions unanswered?

As you can see from some of the comments, this was what our team of Rainforest Investigators were wondering after they read Nestle’s reply. Make up your own mind by reading Nestle’s reply (below) and comments from some of the Year 4 Meerkats: Continue reading

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Wrigley’s reply to our palm oil letter

The Wonderful Rainforest team had this reply from Wrigley:

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More replies to the Meerkats’ palm oil letters

The Meerkats received a flurry of replies to their palm oil letters in the last week or so of term.  So far, we’ve had three letters from different branches of Premier Foods as well as replies from Warburtons, Unilever, Nestle, Mars, Wrigleys, Kingsmill and Heinz.  Almost all of the replies avoid the thorny issue of product labelling.  Click through to read the replies and comments from some of the Year 4 Meerkats…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Palm Oil – Reply from Premier Foods

Today, Team Amazon heard from Premier Foods in reply to their letter about palm oil.  Whilst it was great to have a prompt reply, the Meerkats were disappointed to read that Premier Foods use of ‘sustainable’ palm oil is still a target and not yet a reality.  Click on Premier Foods’ reply to read it in detail – and comments from the Meerkats.

Team Amazon with the reply from Premier Foods

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