Dear member of the Greenprint Forum,

A quick round up of news for your information – please share within your networks and contacts.

Schools Survey on Period Products

The “Schools Survey on Period Products”, being run and distributed by the East of England Plastics Coalition ( , aims to find out levels of awareness and engagement in schools around reusable period products. As one of its priority areas, the EEPC aims to tackle items that contain plastic and are commonly but incorrectly flushed down the toilet (“unflushables”), such as period products (according to City to Sea, an average pack of sanitary pads contains the equivalent of five plastic shopping bags). The survey aims to understand how many schools in the region are distributing biodegradable and/or reusable options, and engage with those that aren't to advise or enable them to access these alternatives.


Free workshops to help businesses on their path to carbon zero 16 to 25 March

A series of 6 free workshops are being held online by Eastern New Energy to provide businesses with an opportunity to understand their emissions and how to monitor them, write a zero carbon policy and strategic approach, draft and action plan, and get buy-in and funding.

Eastern-New-Energy-Path-to-Zero-Knowledge-Exchange-leaflet.pdf (


AONB Grants now open

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and the Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley are seeking applications from community projects that benefit the area, its communities, environment, economy, and access. Whether you have a project that covers topics such as wildlife conservation, access and diversity, climate change, health and wellbeing, learning, and heritage to give you a few examples, the AONBs welcome your applications.  For more information about the various grants that are available and the criteria and funding guidelines, please visit or or contact Oka Last, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Grants Officer, on 01394 445225 or .


I will be circulating the full winter newsletter shortly





Daniel Wareing | Environmental Sustainability Officer

East Suffolk Council

01394 444747  

Our ambition is to deliver the best possible quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in and visits East Suffolk.

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