Eco Tip #2
Welcome to the second installment of our Eco tips where we will walk you through how to sign up to Modeshift STARS and make the travel to your setting(s) more sustainable!
Modeshift STARS aims to help support your efforts in increasing the levels of sustainable and active travel of your staff and parents by assisting with:
- Creating, developing, and implementing Travel Plans
- Monitoring and evaluating Travel Plans and the initiatives contained within them
- Recognising and rewarding excellence in the promotion of sustainable and active travel
To begin your registration you need to fill out the contact form on the website. The images below show how you can find the contact form on the Modeshift STARS website – click the images to be taken to the corresponding pages.
When you have filled out the contact form on the Modeshift STARS website, someone from the travel team at your local authority will contact you to help you complete your registration. Unfortunately, nurseries aren’t covered by the Department for Transport (DfT) grant, like schools are and so a one-off payment of £30 will be required to sign up each nursery. However, some council do subsidise the cost and so it is worth contacting them to see if the fee can be waived. From the personal experience of several of our Eco champions, the Local Authorities have been incredibly helpful with getting set-up with Modeshift and providing a wealth of resources to help with the travel and supporting initiatives.
Once you have completed your registration, you will get access to the Modeshift STARS portal, where you will input all your information and work through the different steps of the scheme. By clicking the button below you can find the Modeshift STARS guides on using their portal as well as how to add and update initiatives – these guides can also be found on the portal under the Guidance and Resources tab.