Let’s Go Zero: UK schools pledge to go zero carbon within a decade – and request government support.
Schools across the UK are starting to sign up to a campaign declaring their aim to become zero carbon by 2030 and demanding more support from government to reach this goal.
The Let’s Go Zero campaign, spearheaded by climate solutions charity Ashden, will support school efforts and call for government action on greening schools. The campaign will officially launch with daily presentations and discussions at the week-long Youth Climate Summit, starting 9 November, in the year build-up to the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow next November.
Let’s Go Zero will be driven by schools with input from students and support from a powerful coalition of sustainability partners including Ashden, Global Action Plan (Transform Our World) and organiser of the Youth Climate Summit, Fairtrade Foundation (Fairtrade Schools), Carbon Trust, EcoSchools, Sustrans (School Streets), Soil Association (Food for Life) and WWF-UK.
Signatory schools are committing to cut carbon in seven key areas – energy, food, procurement, waste, water, travel and school grounds, as well as addressing the place of climate in the curriculum. Let’s Go Zero will help schools learn from their peers, share best practice and connect with sources of support. By joining Let’s Go Zero, schools are clearly stating their ambition to be zero carbon by 2030, agreeing to do more, and acknowledging that they need government help to reach the target.
Join the campaign
It only takes a few moments to join Let’s Go Zero 2030, the national campaign demanding government backing for zero carbon schools. Every school that signs up is pledging to work towards a more sustainable future, while also urging the government to support this vital mission.
It’s time to prove that pupils, parents, teachers and governors are united in demanding change. By raising our voices together, we are showing the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools up and down the UK – and how they can be the spark for community action to tackle the climate crisis.
Find out more by visiting: letsgozero.org
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