PICTURE cards highlighting how companies and organisations are helping the planet are being presented to four Bournemouth schools thanks to Carbon Stoppers.
The joint Daily Echo/Yellow Buses initiative has funded the purchase of four boxed sets of ‘Pictures of Success.’
Each box contains 61 images and stories on separate cards which show how UK companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and others are helping to address a range of global issues.
They include poverty, hunger, climate change and environmental degradation with each ‘Pictures of Success’ card featuring the 16 principles of the Earth Charter.
Gareth Edwards, Yellow Buses’ Customer Services Manager, presented the first of the boxed sets to St Luke’s Primary School in Winton.
Other ‘Pictures of Success’ sets are being donated to Hill View Primary School in Ensbury Park; Pokesdown Community Primary School and Kingsleigh Primary School in Kinson.
Pictures of Success was created by CarbonSense after working with companies around the UK as part of a project with Earth Charter UK.
Peter Martin, Director of CarbonSense, said: “These vivid pictures and stories show positive actions around the world and several local companies.
“They inspire confidence, compassion and respect for others and the living world and bring values and ethics to life. I’m delighted that they are reaching local schools in this way.”
Carbon Stoppers was launched jointly by the Daily Echo and Yellow Buses in 2008.
Each week Yellow Buses holds a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest.
The bus company has pledged a minimum donation of £50 per week to the Carbon Stoppers fund with Daily Echo readers invited to nominate worthy recipients.
Since the scheme was launched a total of £10,750 has been presented to 45 charities and good causes.
Apart from Pictures of Success, other Carbon Stopper recipients over the last five years include Bournemouth Talking Newspaper, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Cherry Tree Nursery, Life Education Wessex, Hospital Radio Bedside, Waggy Tails Rescue, Bournemouth People First, Nile 20, Rebound Gym Club, Caring Canines, Pink Champagne Dragon Boat Team, S.P.R.I.N.G, Bournemouth Food Bank, Help & Care, thehub Goes Global, 2 Close Together, PHA-UK, Bournemouth Concert Brass, Everyman, East Dorset Alzheimer’s Society, Dorset Rape Crisis Line, Fernheath Play Association, Brendoncare, Diverse Abilities Plus, Coping with CHAOS, Dorset ME Support Group, Somerford Children’s Centre, Springbourne Family Centre, LV=Streetwise, Everyman, Vita Nova, Bournemouth & Poole Bipolar Self-Help Group, The Gunstone Trust, Wimborne in Bloom, Bournemouth Young Carers, BCHA, Avonbourne College’s Shelley Project, La Leche League, Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group, Poole and District Children’s Cancer Fund, Who Let The Dad’s Out, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, The CRUMBS Project in Boscombe and the Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund