Eco-Schools’ Shortlisted for Prestigious Education & Training Award

Eco-Schools’ Shortlisted for Prestigious Education & Training Award

Keep Britain Tidy is delighted to announce that Eco-Schools has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

Keep Britain Tidy has been shortlisted in the Education & Training category for its Eco-Schools’ environmental education programme, which empowers young people to learn about environmental issues, take action, and reduce their school’s environmental impact.

The Charity Awards, which announces its shortlist today (17 May), is the sector’s most highly regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.

England’s Eco-Schools programme, operated by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is the most successful on the planet with 13,000+ settings, accounting for more than 20% of all Eco-Schools globally.

The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced in London on July 9.

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said:

“We are incredibly proud of our Eco-Schools programme and the difference it is making. We know we face some massive environmental challenges as a result of climate change and biodiversity loss, and it is vital that our children have the knowledge and skills to tackle them. That Eco-Schools has been shortlisted for a Charity Award is testament to the hard work of the teachers and pupils who embrace the programme and bring it to life in schools across England every day.”

Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated Eco-Schools on making the shortlist:

“Every year we are astounded and inspired by the breadth and depth of work going on across the UK’s wonderful charity sector. But this year, in particular, we have noticed a real improvement in the professionalism of the entries, signalling that charities are more cognisant than ever of the need for good governance, strong leadership, and effective management. Everything that we do at Civil Society Media aims to help charities have greater impact, and for the last 23 years the Charity Awards has identified and celebrated the sector’s great work. Congratulations to all the charities on this year’s shortlist; in a year of record entries you ought to be very proud of getting this far. I wish Eco-Schools the best of luck on the night.”