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One Planet Picnic

A One Planet Picnic is a picnic that is good for you and good for the planet

It is a fun way to make your food and drink choices environmentally friendly.  Look at the step by step guide below for inspiration and ideas.

Register your One Planet Picnic to receive a support pack.

Find out how to organise your One Planet Picnic

Read our step by step guide

Who can hold a One Planet Picnic?
Anyone can, individuals, families or groups. You can make your own lunch a One Planet Picnic.  You can organise one for other people.  Have a look at the One Planet Picnic Guide for tips on organising one.

When can I hold a One Planet Picnic in 2020?
Choose a time to suit you - as a celebration, a way to relax with friends or colleagues or some time to enjoy by yourself.  Share a photo, recipe or tip on social media and tag #OnePlanetPicnic @EcoSchoolsScot @KSBScotland.    

Where can I have a One Planet Picnic?
Indoors or outside, depending on the weather and wherever you have permission and can stay socially distant at work, on holiday, at school. and at home.

How can I have a One Planet Picnic?
Follow the five principles as much as you can:

  1. Local and seasonal foods - what grows well in Scotland and the UK?
  2. Organically grown - food that looks after the soil and wildlife too.
  3. Ethically traded - food that respects the people who produce it.
  4. Reduce packaging waste - especially single use plastic.
  5. Reduce food waste - it makes sense!

 

CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE

You can use outdoor spaces or gardens for recreational purposes, for example to sit, relax or have a picnic or barbecue - alone or with members of your household and/or members of up to two other households at a time.  When you meet outdoors, you should:

  • stay 2 at least metres away from other people apart from members of your household
  • maintain hand and cough hygiene
  • avoid touching with your hands hard surfaces such as gates, walls, fences and park benches
  • follow advice on the NHS Inform website about physical distancing and hygiene and wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • take an alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitiser) with you and use it often, especially before eating or after touching surfaces
  • do not share food or utensils – if eating, each household should bring, prepare and eat their own food separately

Schools

Schools from any sector can have a One Planet Picnic.

Bring your pupils together digitally, sharing food ideas and photos of picnics at home.

One Planet Picnic can be part of your transition work, or an end of term celebration.

It is a great way to use and celebrate your harvests at the start of the new academic year.

Use One Planet Picnic to celebrate school community acheivement -  an Eco-Schools Green Flag perhaps!

Youth groups

One Planet Picnic is part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Challenge badge for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. 

Scouts, have a One Planet Picnic for one of your Challenge Awards.

Make your youth group refreshments good for you and good for the planet. 

Public organisations and businesses

Have a One Planet Picnic as part of your work to support Healthy Working Lives, or to tie into your CSR.

Enhance your processes of greening your organisation, with a One Planet Picnic.

Use One Planet Picnic to contribute to your sustainability duties or to review your food procurement. 

Community groups

Make One Planet Picnic a social event for your members. It's a great theme and you can share your recipes.

Plan a One Planet Picnic as a reward for your volunteers' work.

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