What is the 3P Pledge Champion Award?
The 3P Pledge Champion Award is a Scottish based community initiative led by the environmental education venture Wild Planet Explorers.
The 3P Pledge Champion Award asks every individual to pledge to only throw pee, poo & toilet paper down the toilet & nothing else (you can be sick of course!), including flushable & biodegradable toilet wipes and sanitary items. The 3P Pledge Champion Award then encourages participants to raise awareness to others and take action to tackle marine litter and other litter closes to their homes and schools.
The aim of the 3P Pledge Champion Award is to stop the blockages & resulting overflow of toilet waste into local streams & rivers, on to beaches & into seas. This not only impacts on our safe enjoyment of our waters & beaches but also has a huge negative effect on wildlife in the seas through pollution, in particular through plastic ingestion.
The 3P Pledge Champion Award is mainly focusing on toilet related marine litter e.g. toilet wipes including biodegradable & flushable ones, sanitary items including sanitary towels and tampons, cotton buds, nappies, contact lenses, plasters and other items. All these cause blockages & flooding of these items on to our beaches & into our rivers & seas.
The 3P Pledge Champion Award also shows how toilet waste fits into the wider issue of marine plastic pollution not just locally but also globally.
How do I take part?
You can take part as an:
Individual (adult or child), Family, Nursery, School, Group or Business
The 3P Pledge Champion Award asks participants to complete 4 actions:
Action 1 : Understand the problem of marine litter stemming from toilets and other plastic sources.
Action 2: Take ownership of the problem and pledge to never flush anything bar the 3P's.
Action 3: Raise awareness and encourage others to do the same.
Action 4: Take practical action to clean up the litter on beaches, in playgrounds, at parks, in streets local to you.
The 4 actions are the same for everyone who takes part in the Award however HOW each action is completed varies. The Award is designed to be easily achievable & fun for individuals, families, groups, schools, nurseries and businesses.
On completing the Award each individual will receive an I'm a 3P Pledge Champion each and/or We're 3P Pledge Champion's certificate celebrating their achievements.
The 3P Pledge Champion Award helps deliver for school curriculum outcomes, for Eco Awards including Eco Schools and for many Scout and other group badges and awards.
To find out the detail of what actions you need to do as an individual, family, class, school, nursery, group or business, please email Wild Planet Explorer's 3P Pledge Champion Education Officer Joanna McFarlane on email@example.com.
Many families, Scout groups, nurseries and schools are already taking part in the Award across Scotland, please scroll through the posts on the Wild Planet Explorer's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wildplanetexplorers/ to see some of their amazing pledge pictures and photos of what they've been up to!
The 3P Pledge Champion Award is a wonderful opportunity for you to both help clean up litter but also help prevent any more entering our rivers and seas. The Award is fun, you'll learn lots and you'll make a difference not only to wildlife and the seas but also to others, by encouraging them to take action too and make their own difference!
You can spread the word as part of your 3P Pledge Champion Award by:
1. Sharing you have made the 3P Pledge with this logo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Text or on your email signatures.
When sharing your pledge, please share the Wild Planet Explorers 3P Pledge link to this page if you'd like to http://wildplanetexplorers.co.uk/3p-pledge/ which helps others understand why you've made the pledge & the level of sewage on our beaches through the MCS Beachwatch 2019 litter report on the same page.
2. Why not tell everyone you have become a 3P Pledge Champion when you've completed the award?
Become a 3P Pledge Champion for YOUR local village, street, town, city, business, charity, school, nursery or group.
3P Pledge Champions complete the 3P Pledge Champion Award & lead the way on the 3P Pledge in their local area, promoting the messages of preventing & cleaning up marine litter. They have full use of the 3P Pledge logos & are able to set up their own community 3P Pledge Champion Facebook pages.
Working with local schools, 3P Pledge Posters are now up in public toilets in some
West Fife Villages in Scotland
How do I get started?
Please get in touch with Joanna McFarlane, Wild Planet Explorer's 3P Pledge Champion Award Education Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Wild Planet Explorers Facebook page Wild Planet Explorers
Joanna will explain how you achieve the award if you are an individual, family, group, nursery, school or business. Remember all the actions are the same, how you achieve them will vary.
Thank you for playing your part in cleaning up our seas, rivers and beaches!