Konflux's repertoire of 'Play in a Day', productions devised in a day with school children, includes several with environmental themes:
Paradise Beach is the most beautiful beach in the world. However, the creatures that live on there are unhappy. They don't mind sharing the golden sand or the crystal clear sea with the humans, but these humans are noisy, rude and, most of all, messy. But will the Humans see the errors of their ways?
Water Water Everywhere
This workshop highlights many of the problems facing the safeguarding, storage, production and delivery of quality fresh water supplies. The way we treat our water has a significant environmental impact. The services so many of us take for granted, however, require a small army of people behind the scenes - from the taps in our kitchen to the increasing changes in global weather systems. This Play in a Day explores many examples of this and look at the very simple but significant differences we can make.
Spirit of the Forest: In the first part of this play-in-a-day we look at what a typical rainforest is and it's significance to the wellbeing of our planet. Through exploring the habitat, wildlife and threats to these unique and still largely unexplored environments the group will reveal the secrets of these hidden worlds, from jaguars to leeches.
Peoples of the Forest: In the second part of the day, the group explore the cultures of the peoples of the forest. From hunting and tracking skills to building homes, it's a world apart from everything we all take for granted. This story takes us from the ancient worlds of the Incas, Aztecs and Conquistadors through to the present day as we explore the history, beliefs and some of the oldest living cultures on Earth.
An inventive way of addressing littering, Talking Rubbish looks at the legal and moral responsibilities we have when it comes to dropping litter and questions whether or not the problem is laid fairly at the door of young people.
The play also touches on landfill and recycling and how we should keep our planet as tidy as our local park.
Love Food Hate Waste
Around a third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away and most of this could have been eaten. It's not just peelings, cores and bones and it's not just an issue of good food going to waste or that this costs us as consumers a significant amount of money, but that there are serious environmental implications. 90% of us just don't realise how much good food we throw out.
Love Food Hate Waste also covers topics such as landfill and carbon footprints left due to food transportation.