Primary Earth Summit


The Primary Earth Summit gives children and young people an opportunity to learn about pressing environmental issues, to consider solutions, and present their ideas in local and central Government, for an opportunity to see their ideas made into a reality.

The Primary Earth Summit gives young people an opportunity to present creative and practical solutions to specific environmental issues to a panel of cross-sector representatives willing to take the best solutions forward, so they might play a direct and active role in shaping their own future.

The Summits are designed specifically to support delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in relation to responsible consumption and production, sustainable cities and communities, life below water, life of land and climate action.

The Summit events invite young people to explore an issue, consider a solution and submit an idea.

A short list of solutions is selected to be presented in local or central Government to other contestants, and a panel of cross-sector representatives including business leaders, Governments, NGOs, academics, scientists, engineers, technologists and creatives.

The solution with the highest number of votes will be taken forward with the support of the Summit sponsors and an impact report detailing the social, economic and environmental impact of the project will be presented at the following year’s Summit to access how effective the idea was at working towards the UN development goals.  

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The 2014 Summit on plastic waste took place in UK Parliament on the 16th June. The 20 shortlisted schools presented their ideas on tackling plastic waste to a Summit panel of political representatives, scientists, NGOs, retailers, educators and leading plastic industry representatives.

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The winning idea, a poster campaign promoting innovative plastic recycling was delivered in 2015 as part of national Waste Week, reaching over 3,500 schools and approximately 1m children and young people, nationwide.


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