Powerful partnership empowers next generation of climate activists!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Holmfirth-based community interest company and eco-educators fairandfunky are teaming up with Huddersfield recruitment agency Stafflex to bring sustainable initiatives to schools across Kirklees and Calderdale.

The aim of the partnership is to promote sustainable lifestyles both in terms of the environment, food provenance, saving energy and climate action, in a fun and engaging way. In the past, the two businesses have formed a partnership to bring a smoothie bike to schools across the regions, so this newly developed project is the next step to bring sustainability to the forefront.

“Stafflex are a fantastic example of a local employer that is both responsible and active within their community and we’re absolutely delighted to have strengthened our relationship and develop our work with them through to 2024” said Helen Robinson from fairandfunky CIC, “As a community interest company, we are committed to empowering and educating young people in West Yorkshire on issues including healthy living, recycling, waste and Fairtrade, and we’re delighted to be supported by Stafflex in this aim.”

Stafflex are a family business, with over 20 years’ experience in education, office, industrial and engineering recruitment. On the education side, Stafflex supply teachers, teaching assistants and education specialists to nurseries, primary and secondary schools, FE colleges and SEN environments across the Kirklees and Calderdale areas.  Teaming up with fairandfunky who work in primary schools across the region is a perfect match for a successful project.!

“We are delighted to continue supporting the fantastic work that fairandfunky are doing with schools and the local community” said Nemi Alexis from Stafflex, “We’ve been working with fairandfunky since 2018, and we see the benefits of empowering young people with the knowledge about key issues that affect the global population. These empowering workshops help to bring about a brighter future for everyone and we are proud to be a part of this exciting journey.”

Based in Holmfirth, fairandfunky CIC deliver workshops in schools and with community groups on key global themes such as recycling, Fairtrade and the environment, and have been doing so for over 11 years, so are very much experts in their field.

The workshops will be rolled out to primary schools from January 2024, free of charge, with children being challenged to think about how we can all make a difference to our local and global environments, and ultimately, empower the next generation of activists to take little steps to change the world around them for the better.

Click here to learn more about fairandfunky.