Yellow Fish Heading for the Peak District

Phoenix Adam is helping the 1st Bakewell Guides achieve their  'Waste, Water and Me'  badge.  Thousands of girls across the Midlands are being challenged to become 'water waste warriors' as part of an innovative new badge from Girlguiding Midlands and Severn Trent Water.

'Waste, Water and Me' is a new resource for Girlguiding Midlands members, which uses hands-on activities to encourage girls to think about their water use, its impact on the environment and how to cut their water waste.

Sally Illsley, chief commissioner for Girlguiding Midlands, commented: "Guiding is all about giving girls the tools to speak out and become a positive force for good, leading the way to make a real and lasting difference in their communities.

"Waste, Water and Me is a perfect example of this – it will help girls across the Midlands become trailblazers in encouraging others to use water responsibly.

"It also gives them a great insight into careers such as science and engineering, where women are often under-represented."

Phoenix Adam recently helped the group make mini water butts and are currently organising several Yellow Fish campaigns as part of the badge activities. 

The Yellow Fish campaign is an Environment Agency project that raises awareness about sources of water pollution that can affect your local rivers, streams and ponds. This involves volunteers drawing a small Yellow Fish next to drains as a reminder that anything poured down there can go straight to the local beck untreated and can seriously affect wildlife habitats. The Yellow Fish Scheme is a fun and enjoyable way of raising awareness of the damage caused by pouring oil or other waste liquids down storm drains and highway gullies.