Eco-Schools for Early Years ECO-Schools has teamed up with Rupert Bear to create new guidance for children s centres and nurseries to make it easier for them to teach everyday environmental issues. The guidance can be found on a dedicated section on the

Eco-Schools for Early Years

ECO-Schools has teamed up with Rupert Bear to create new guidance for children's centres and nurseries to make it easier for them to teach everyday environmental issues.

The guidance can be found on a dedicated section on the website where there are resources and guidance notes suitable for early years and includes:

* Introductory short stories

* Activity ideas which link to the Early Years Foundation stage learning outcomes

* Colouring Sheets

* Dot to dots

* Rupert Bear image for each topic

INFORMATION: Visit www.eco-schools.org.uk for more on the Eco-Schools programme or call the Environment Team on 01480 388388.

Huntingdonshire's Emergency Warning System (HEWS)

HEWS is a warning system which has been developed by Huntingdonshire District Council to advise of any possible difficulties created by a major incident in the district.

Residents - particularly those who work out of the district - are being invited to sign up to a text and e-mail message service that will warn them about major emergency incidents which might occur in Huntingdonshire. The service is also available to members of the public who work in the district but reside outside of it. This scheme will also provide information on other types of major incidents. To register your interest please visit www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk

This scheme is not intended to replace the Environment Agency 'Floodline' flood warning system service, but enhance it.

WWF's Earth Hour - What HDC did

ON Saturday, March 28 at 8.30pm, people, businesses and iconic buildings around the world switched off their lights for an hour in support of WWF's Earth Hour.

The idea was to get governments to agree on drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, to minimise the effects of climate change.

During Earth Hour, HDC's headquarters and many iconic buildings, such as Big Ben, were plunged into darkness for 60 minutes as part of the largest global action of its kind.

Compost Awareness Week

THIS year Compost Awareness week is taking place from May 3 until May 9 and the theme is Food for Thought.

The week will aim to show how to make a difference by composting and encouraging people to put their compost to good use by trying their hand at growing their own fruit and vegetables.

INFORMATION: Find out by visiting www.compostawarenessweek.org.uk. HDC will be working with parishes, running a number of events providing advice and compost produced from the garden and kitchen waste collected from residents.