Climate change for learning
Jennifer, George and Molly – our dedicated youth outreach team are here to work with you and the children and young people you support.
We believe education is at the root of change so we prioritise partnering with schools and youth organisations. With endless ideas and enthusiasm, we can supplement your curriculum or learning with interesting and engaging workshops and learning opportunities.
From sustainable fashion to empowering young leaders, aged 0-25, we’re experts on climate change for learning. We’re also very happy to support students who may be members of school councils, green committees, eco warriors or interested in climate change.
Discuss the possibilities with us today. We’re not short of ideas if you want to be involved!
Changing young lives and young habits
Six schools across Bromley and Greenwich boroughs have been participating in our sustainable fashion project. With their teachers and guided by experts from Greener and Cleaner, students from Bullers Wood School, Coopers School, Glebe School, Langley Park School for Girls, The Ravensbourne School and Eltham Hill are learning how to repair, reuse and upcycle their clothes.
Empowering young leaders
Trendsetters of a different kind; these young people are changing their fashion habits and helping to save the planet. The course empowers all students with opportunities for decision-making, developing leadership skills, and combating climate anxiety. Helping young people feel like an ‘interbeing’; an individual who through their actions within the wider community can contribute to global change.
With thanks to The Platinum Jubilee Fund awarded by The National Lottery Community Fund, these students will benefit from learning skills that will enable them to extend the life of the fashion they love, and reduce their impact on the environment.
There is space for more schools to join this project. If you’d like more information please contact our youth engagement team today.
If you’re a school or youth organisation who would like to deliver teaching around climate change, but the sustainable fashion project isn’t quite what you have in mind, please contact our youth outreach team.
We are also developing a programme of youth engagement activities having already worked with Bromley Youth Council and consulting with young people, and facilitating creative workshops at The Hub for the Fun Palaces sustainability weekend. If you’d like to fund more projects like this to help young people please get in touch.
We warmly welcome support from businesses and charitable foundations who want to support our work with education, support and empowerment for young people from May 2023 onwards. If you’re interested please do get in touch.
Resources for schools and youth organisations
We have found a number of useful resources and are happy to support you in your use of them.
- Introducing active travel, including Sustrans’ publication the importance of a good school travel plan
- The seven steps methodology towards becoming an eco-school from Eco Schools.
- Growing your own and composting information sheet from RHS.
- Sustainability at the heart of the curriculum a resource which describes opportunities for environmental education across the national curriculum for England produced by the UK National Association for Environmental Education (NAFEE).
- The Tree Council have a large section of curriculum-linked activity and lesson ideas for primary and secondary schools (KS1 to KS3). They also have recommended reading for World Book Day featuring nature.
- Let’s Go Zero campaign for schools who publicly declare they want to be net zero by 2023.
Greener and Cleaner also run school events and a separate Facebook group dedicated to eco ideas and support in schools. Read about our schools eco Ideas and support here.