We work in partnership with other organisations who can help your school raise money, save money and reduce your carbon emissions. These include:
Bags of Support textile recycling diverting clothes from landfill and incineration and raising money for your school. We work in partnership with West Sussex ethical multi-award winning Bags of Support, they pay 50p/kg for textiles (30% more than Phil the Bag and 20% more than Bags 2 School). Their end beneficiaries are orphans in Uganda and Romanian. This links with our ‘Love Clothes and Planet’ assembly and lessons. Bags of Support is a West Sussex ethical textile recycling initiative. They reduce the volume of textiles sent to landfill, raise money for schools and provide financial support and clothing donations to orphanages in Uganda and Romania. To arrange for a textile collection contact email@example.com, call 01403 710498 or 07917 797084.
Ashden LESS C02 energy efficiency programme which saves on average £2,650 and 10 tonnes of CO2 in your first year. The programme starts in September each year, it includes four workshops for school staff, typically the head, business manager and one session is aimed at embedding energy efficiency in the curriculum so ideally a teacher. The four workshops are spread throughout the academic year, 11-15 schools in one are are needed to make the programme viable*. This links well with our Energy Forever assembly and lessons.
Solar for Schools offer schools a free and no risk way of maximising the solar on their school through a Community Benefit Society that raises money from the local community and socially minded funders. Schools provide the roof space for the panels and pay for any electricity from the solar panels that they actually use, at a pre-agreed, low starting price. Contact Shannon firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07710483123 to learn more. We are looking for clusters of schools in Sussex to enable purchasing with economies of scale.
Single-use plastic recycling in partnership with us. Learn more here.
*We are happy to present these sustainable solutions at locality heads meetings which helps to recruit schools and share these solutions.
NOTE: Our environmental education programme promotes Education for Sustainable Development, STEAM and Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13 Climate Action, Goal 14 Life Below Water and Goal 15 Life on Land. Curriculum links – global citizenship, geography, English, science and life skills.
“Carrie Cort has run two morning workshops for Yr 3 and Yr 4 and one morning for Yr 5 and Yr 6, the workshop themes were ‘Dreaming of a Healthy Planet’, ‘The Future We Want’ and ‘Green Inventors’. Through a combination of engaging hands on activities, informative PowerPoints and videos, children have been introduced to Green issues that affect them. The workshops have really made the children reflect on the impact modern life has on the environment and the need to change behaviour to protect their future. They produced work, including a letter to their M.P., which gave them a chance to voice their concerns.”
Mrs Constable – Teacher of Yr 3 and Yr 4
Quotes from children attending the workshops:
“I learnt about an inventor who at 17 came up with the idea of an incredible ship which sucks plastic out of the sea, by 22 his idea was out there helping clear up the sea plastic. That really inspired me”
“I now know that people are making incredible new things out of rubbish, actually I now call it waste resources”.
“I did not realise that humans are using so many resources and that there is a limited supply, now I really understand why we must use less and recycle”.
“I loved inventing a wind powered car out of a Pringle tube, 4 CDs, 2 sticks, 1 straw and a balloon”.
Other testimonials can be read here.
Carrie is the founder of the Climate Reality Global Education Working Group.
Other climate change and environmental education sessions for schools and children’s groups can be seen here.