Minerva Learning Trust
23rd March 2019

ECO-EXPO@High Storrs

High Storrs School is thrilled to be hosting their first ECO-EXPO@High Storrs, sponsored by Randstad.

If you’re thinking of going green, or if you’re already on board with this hot topic, the ECO-EXPO@High Storrs is a one-stop-shop for individuals and families who are looking for a more sustainable lifestyle, featuring:

• An exciting agenda of inspiring talks, presentations and films. Including Natalie Bennett from The Green Party, Greenpeace, local campaigners and more! We’ll be closing the event with a screening of BBC Blue Planet II.

• Try the new craze ‘Zero-Waste Shopping’ in our Green Market with over 20 stalls of ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products. *

• The ‘Big Switch’ exhibition from green and eco-organisations who can help you make lifestyle changes

• ‘Clothes Swap’ – bring your pre-loved good quality clothes and swap for new-to-you threads!

• ReCycle Bike will be there with their Dr Bike Clinic. Bring your bike along for a service or repair, have a go on an e-bike, buy a second hand bike, or bring your old bike along for their Bike Amnesty!

• Russell Richardson will be securely shredding paper and hard drives, so bring along your paper waste

• A mobile Terracycle drop off point will be set up to collect: dental products, crisp packets and biscuit wrappers.

• Food and drinks will be provided by eco-friendly local caterers: Street Food Chef and PJ Taste. *

Whether you’re deciding to ‘go eco’ to help the environment, to save money, or just to see how easy it is, every step you take towards sustainable living is one that helps our world. So let’s take the first steps together to ‘Be The Change You Want to See in the World’!

Donations on the door. All money raised goes back in to High Storrs to improve the school’s eco-credentials.

*Don’t forget to bring your shopping bags, food and drink containers, and even your plates and cutlery for the real zero waste experience!


We have a full programme of speakers for this event:

11.30am Rob Cole from Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens https://ssk.uk.com/ Talking about "Sustainability in the Home"

12.00pm Richard Souter of Sheffield Friends of the Earth https://www.sheffieldfoe.co.uk/, talking about "The Climate Change Challenge - Can we reverse Global Warming?"

12.30pm Mark Woodward from Green Directions www.greendirections.co.uk and Smart City Alliance www.thesmartcityalliance.eu   Talking about "Renewable Energy & Energy Infrastructure Projects in Cities"

1.00pm Steph Mullen, Blogger 'Striving for Simple' www.strivingforsimple.co.uk, talking about "Green Living on a Budget"

1.30pm Alan Rawlinson from Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org.uk, talking about "Plastics, waste and the campaigns and work of Greenpeace"

2.00pm Sheffield Beekeepers, featuring Nicky Campbell talking about how to keep urban bees

2.30pm Professor Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/arec, talking about "Creating a sustainable and resource efficient digital future"

3.00pm Dr Rebecca Anderson from Unwrapped shop, Sheffield https://www.unwrappedshop.co.uk/, talking about "Climate Change"

3.30pm Alison Teal & Natalie Bennett from The Green Party, talking about "Food & Farming (NB) & Mental Health & Wellbeing (AT)"

4.00pm Jack Forrest from the AMRC (University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) https://www.amrc.co.uk/  talking about The AMRC

4.30pm Jane Thomas, former head of England Team for Friends of the Earth https://roundhere.wordpress.com/, talking about "Be the Change you Want to See"

Green Market

Bring your own containers and bags to experience 'ZERO WASTE' shopping!

We are pleased to confirm the following traders will be in attendance:

Big Switch Exhibition

The following companies and associations will be presenting their products and services in our 'Big Switch' area


David Garlovsky, BSc, MSc, Certificate in Social Phenomenology, Focusing teacher, established the charity Schools & Homes Energy Education Project/Solar-Active Ltd. and Recovery Insulation Ltd. social enterprise

David will give interactive seminars throughout the day of the following topics:

12.00pm Health and Well Being and the importance of Trees and wildlife in our urban environment and effects of LED street lighting systems

1.30pm Consequences on our Health, Environment of Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat-Eaters and other dietary choices

3.00pm Choosing products based on the embodied energy in manufacturing supply chain and energy rating

Green Extras

  • Russell Richardson are providing free shredding and recycling for anyone wanting to bring paper and confidential waste between 11am and 1pm. Bring along your waste paper - and computer hard drives -  and have them shredded securely on site!

  • Recycle Bikes in Heeley will be running:
    'Dr Bike Clinic' - bring you bike for repairs
    Bike Amnesty - bring your old bikes for recycling

    They will also bring a selection of recycled bikes to buy, and you can even try out an electric bike!

  • Re-usable cotton bags and 'Keep Cups' will be available to buy.

  • Bring your own containers - plates, cups, drinks bottles, cutlery, bags!

  • Clothes Swap - bring your good quality pre-loved clothes and swap them for new-to-you threads!

  • A 'mobile' Terracycle drop off point will be available for collecting :
    Dental products (toothpaste packets, toothbrushes, packaging and electric toothbrush heads)
    Crisp packets & multi-pack outer packaging (any brand)
    Biscuit & cake wrappers (any brands)
  • To end the event, we will hold a special screening of Blue Planet 2 - 'Our Blue Planet' at 5pm in the hall.

Sponsored by Randstad


Realising that the world's natural resources are limited and fragile, Randstad considers environmental protection to be consistent with its overall goals and values and an important consideration in its total activities. This commitment to environmental protection is reflected in our core value “Simultaneous promotion of all interests” and our business principles; in our sustainability framework, validated through a materiality analysis; and in our policies, programs and practices for conducting operations in an environmentally, as well as economically, responsible manner.


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Russell Richardson are providing free shredding and recycling for anyone wanting to bring paper, confidential waste and computer hard drives between 11am and 1pm. 

Recycle Bikes in Heeley will be running:

'Dr Bike Clinic' - bring you bike for repairs

Bike Amnesty - bring your old bikes for recycling

They will also bring a selection of recycled bikes to buy, and you can even try out an electric bike!