Celebrating your impacts!
November was Cut Your Carbon month, with schools across the nation signing up to take part. We’re keen to celebrate your inspiring environmental impacts! If you participated in the campaign, you can submit your impact numbers using the link below until midnight on 22nd December. All who report their numbers will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of three prizes:
- A polytunnel for your school grounds
- An eco-themed book package from Magic Cat Publishing
- A bespoke Cheeky Wipes package, tailored to your setting
Eco-Schools’ Impact Report 2022/23
With Autumn Term (and 2023!) drawing to a close, we are delighted to share the Eco-Schools’ Impact Report for 2022/23. It tells your stories, highlights your impacts, and provides a huge amount of hope for the future. We hope you enjoy it and once again thank you for inspiring young people to act!
Eco-Schools’ Spring Term Training
Session 2 of our free training is now open for registration. Our Spring Term sessions will focus on promoting environmental education in your setting and involving your wider community in environmental action. The session is relevant to all, whether you attended Autumn Term training or not, and there are six dates to choose from.
Get Active this January
January is the perfect time for you to step up your eco-activity in school. Whether you’re looking to help a hedgehog, promote plant-based eating, or become a plastic clever school our 50 Eco-Projects resource can help! This resource is a curated collection of 50 of our favourite environmental projects, perfect for getting stuck into in 2024!
Let’s Go Zero Climate Action Advisers
Eco-Schools’ friends Let’s Go Zero have recently launched their new Climate Action Advisors initiative – a team of independent experts, who will soon be offering free support for schools, colleges, and nurseries. Using our new Count Your Carbon tool, they will help schools build an effective climate action plan. Click the link below to find out more!
Take the Buy Nothing New Challenge
Keep Britain Tidy’s waste reduction campaign – Buy Nothing New Month – is returning for its second year this January, and we’re calling on Eco-Schools across the country to buy nothing new for themed-events throughout the year. Eco-Schools that sign up to Buy Nothing New will be provided with a free digital resource pack, including an assembly plan, tips for taking part, a template letter to send home, social media content, and more!
There’s Still Time to Watch Cut Your Carbon’s Online Speaking Events!
Throughout November, eco-author and adventurer Sarah Roberts presented four online speaking events as part of our month-long Cut Your Carbon campaign. If you missed them, they are still available to watch:
- Somebody Woke Wilson Interactive Story Time. Perfect for KS1 children, Sarah performed a reading of her brilliant picture book Somebody Woke Wilson.
- Sarah in conversation with three prominent climate activists. Perfect for KS3+, during this one hour session Sarah talked with three incredibly inspirational young people.
- Sarah in conversation with author and former head teacher David Dixon. Throughout this session there is a focus on planning for long-term sustainability in a school.
- Sarah in conversation with school sustainability lead Emma Powell. Emma discusses how she implemented a school-wide curriculum unit on climate change.
We just wanted to say another thank you for your incredible support in 2023. We know (from experience!) that working in education is extremely demanding, yet despite this each one of you also goes above and beyond to include important environmental issues in your teaching and engage young people in environmental action. For this we will be forever grateful!