Inspiring the next generation of eco heroes

by It's Our Planet Too in Hove, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,555

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th June 2024 at 10:27am

Imagine if every child believed that they have the power to protect our planet... Please help us grow our tribe of little eco heroes. 🦸🌱🌎

by It's Our Planet Too in Hove, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

1713196246_crowdfunder_page_images_(11).jpgAt It’s Our Planet Too, we’re on a mission to ignite a passion to protect our planet through play, encouraging small actions that make a big difference. By bringing the environment into our playtimes, we teach our children the value of their planet and equip them to become little eco heroes, who are empowered to protect our incredible world.

My story

The way we live today has an impact and we're starting to see the repercussions in every corner of the globe. There are some big battles to fight - from climate change, to pollution, habitat destruction to declining biodiversity. 

Our world is changing fast and this can be scary. In fact, two thirds of British parents say they are afraid of the future for their children.

I'm Kate, founder of It's Our Planet Too. But I'm also a mum and I know that our children are growing up in a world facing very real challenges. Their generation is starting to take notice of our impact on the environment. We need them – and many more like them - to become little eco-heroes who are ready to take on this fight!

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What we're doing? 

We have developed the UK’s first eco subscription and activity boxes for children – our Tool Kits For Eco Heroes. Our award winning kits are packed with hours of fun activities to help children take action and save our environment.

Our recent social impact survey suggested that over 80% of respondents felt that It’s Our Planet Too has made them more aware of environmental issues, 73% have spoken to their children about the environment after seeing our messages and over 70% were inspired to make small lifestyle changes.

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What is a Tool Kit For Eco Heroes? 

It's a box of inspiration and hope for our planet... Inside are exciting arts activities, cool science experiments and yummy recipes to try. We get children raiding the recycling box for materials and getting outside in nature… even if they get a little messy! We also share inspirational stories of Earth’s heroes and fascinating facts plus much, much more! One of our customers described it as Blue Peter in a box! 

Whether you're baking honey flapjacks, to learn more about bees, crafting a lion mask from recycling to remember why lions are endangered or experimenting with food waste to see which gives off the most gases, there's a reason behind all the FUN included in our Kits!

We also provide a crib sheet for grown-ups, to help parent do their bit and answer any tricky questions from their little ones! 

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Why does all this matter?

  • 65% of 7 to 14 year olds are frightened of climate change. (Eden Project, 2022)
  • 81% want to learn more about how they can help the planet. (Eden Project, 2022)
  • 70% teachers don't feel adequately equipped to teach their pupils about the climate crisis. (SOS-UK, 2021)
  • 41% say that climate change is rarely or never mentioned in their schools. (SOS-UK, 2021)

Talking about the state of our environment can be pretty gloomy, but we are determined to celebrate the solutions rather than the problems. We focus on the positive; how amazing nature is, the things in our lives we can control and the easy changes we can all make to look after our planet. 

It’s Eco Fun For Little People, because we know that children (and adults) learn best when they are having fun.

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It feels good to do good

Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Just like any traditional business, we aim to make a profit. But it's what we do with the profit that sets us apart.

We are committed to giving back... It is at the heart of everything we do. Be it gently educating our littles ones (and their families) to make a positive change for a greener future or by distributing our tool kits to children who may not receive any environmental education.

By supporting us, you are helping to inspire another little eco hero, who can fight for our planet.

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Why are we crowdfunding? 

We've been thrilled by the positive feedback our Tool Kits have received. Discovering a community who understands and appreciates our products has been incredibly rewarding. Now we need your help to grow our tribe of eco heroes...

It's still early days, but our priority is to become a commercial success, allowing us to make a significant and continued impact. To do this, we need to invest in marketing our fledgling enterprise and gain some visibility. We want to grow It's Our Planet Too into an organisation synonymous with making a positive change for a greener future. 

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How can you help?

There are a number of ways you can support us. Perhaps you might consider making a financial contribution or purchasing a reward. Our kits make a fun and exciting eco-led gift that both educates and gives back. 

If you represent a large organisation, would you be interested a bespoke kit for your staff? Maybe you'd like to sponsor some kits to be distributed to a local school or children's organisation?

Can you spread the word? Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us. The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

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Reviews

"Subscription boxes for kids that are just outstanding! Great for siblings to do together and activities that you can come back to again and again… they have just become a staple activity idea in our house!" Nikki, mum of two

"It's so hard to keep my boys mentally stimulated and responsive at times, so when we received our subscription box, it was an absolute delight. My boys were fully engaged and what's even more great is not all the activities are just for inside the house. Really amazing kit, you and your kiddies will love it." Charlene, mum of two

"We loved the Kits because it enabled us to start conversations about the planet and the different species that we share it with. The children are keen on doing their bit for the environment." Crew Club Children's Centre, Brighton

"The families came away with a heightened awareness and concern of the plight of blue whales and the environment in general." Chomp charity, Brighton

"Overall this is an empowering little tool kit that teaches children to take care of the planet in a fun yet factual way." 10 Best kids’ subscription boxes for 2023, Evening Standard

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FAQs

For questions about our Tool Kits For Eco Heroes, please visit our FAQs page. If you have further questions about the rewards or would like to work together, please get in contact here

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Our environmental commitment

We are committed to sustainable practices, ethical products, minimal waste and having a positive environmental impact.

  • Our Tool Kits For Eco Heroes are 100% sustainable and ‘stuff-free’ making them fantastic plastic-free gift and ideal to share! 
  • The majority of activities use items readily available in the home, garden or recycling box, reinforcing the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 
  • The contents for our Tool Kits are printed on 100% recycled stock and with vegan inks, by a local independent printer. 

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Follow our small business journey

Join us on our small business journey and keep updated with our progress: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn

Huge thanks to our kind and generous supporters

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

Digital download: Our world is changing

Our digital downloads allow you to receive the complete contents of our very first Tool Kit For Eco Heroes; 'Our world is changing' as a ready-made PDF file, so your little eco heroes can start saving the planet immediately! We'll drop you an email containing a unique code to allow you to access the download within 24 hours of placing a pledge. (Usual price £6.95)

£12 or more

Tool Kit For Eco Heroes: various themes

Choose your favourite theme and we'll send out your Tool Kit For Eco Heroes in plenty of time for the school holidays! (Usual price £12.95)

£12 or more

Gift a Tool Kit for Eco Heroes

Love the concept, but don't have anyone to buy for? We'll gift one of our Tool Kits to a disadvantaged child through our charity partners.

£20 or more

Buy one, gift one

Buy a Tool Kit For Eco Heroes and we'll donate one to a disadvantaged child through our charity partners. (Usual price £25.90)

£50 or more

EXCLUSIVE tailor-made 6-box subscription

Can't decide? Choose your favourite 6 themes and we'll send a new kit to your little eco hero every 2 months. If you're purchasing as a gift, you can let us know the start date and include a gift message. It's the gift that keeps on giving... Once your pledge has been processed, we will be in touch you get your chosen themes and delivery details. (Usual price £77.70, orders for Christmas are accepted)

£100 or more

EXCLUSIVE tailor-made 12-box SCHOOL subscription

Gift your local school or community group a tailor-made 12-box subscription and we'll send a new kit out every 2 months. This option includes the digital download for each chosen theme, to help the content to be shared. After the pledge has been process, we'll be in touch for all the details. (Usual price: £155.40)

£160 or more

Having a party?

The perfect plastic free alternative to a party bag! Bulk buy your child's favourite theme and we'll add personalised thank you stickers to the boxes. Packs of 20. (Usual price £259)

£1,000 or more

Branded corporate gifts

Choose your favourite theme and we'll print 100 kits. We'll design and print a bespoke postcard to include inside the kit and add your branding to the existing introduction card as well as a branded sticker to the external packaging. We'll be in touch after the pledge has been made to finalise the details.

£5,000 or more

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Bespoke, branded Tool Kit for Eco Heroes

Let's work together... We'll produce a completely bespoke and co-branded Tool Kit for Eco Heroes for you to gift to your customers or staff. We'll work together to decide on a theme and the content that goes inside. We'll print 100 kits for you, with the option to purchase more. Please note that your company ethics and approach to sustainability must align with ours.

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