Sunny Schools is SolarAid's first UK education project, addressing the issues of climate change and solar power with a global dimension. The programme helps primary schools to bring these vital issues to life in an investigative and practical manner, increasing understanding around energy and global citizenship whilst working towards a more sustainable school and community life.
Green Flag for Development worked with a group of practicing teachers and educationalists to produce classroom materials to bring a global dimension to the Eco-Schools topics. They have activities suitable for all key stages, which you are welcome to adapt and make your own - ranging from PowerPoint presentations, comparative locality studies and games. Each section offers Teachers' Notes to guide organisation and delivery.
The Pod is an interactive website for teachers and Eco-Coordinators. It provides high quality cross curricular teachings resources, activities and games as well as a place to share ideas and showcase your work. The Pod works in collaboration with Eco-Schools England to ensure all activities will help a school progress through the Eco-Schools process.
Inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future. Free resources for primary, secondary and higher education, with a focus on the circular economy concept.
Start is a charitable initiative set up by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, with a mission to inspire people to start living more sustainably.
Formerly Transport 2000, Better Transport have been creating transport policies and programmes that aim to give people better lives since 1973.
Schools register on the website and then calculate their carbon footprint using the kit provided. You can then compare your schools results with other schools around the UK.
The Comino Foundation has funded a portfolio of materials to support teachers in their teaching of environment and climate change issues. The Foundation recognise that many teachers have received no training in these issues. The core portfolio called 'Climate Futures' is now on the Internet. Whilst this site is subscribed to by 25,000 teachers, the Foundation through CSE, has agreed that the Climate Futures materials can be accessed and downloaded without charge.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) which is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act to advise the UK Government and Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation, funded both by government and the private sector, set up to address the damaging effects of climate change. If you are looking for ways to stop wasting energy and money you'll find lots of ideas here.
In partnership with Involve, Think Global and Sciencewise-ERC, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has created a classroom toolkit to help teachers engage Key Stage 3 and 4 students in debates about the energy choices we will have to make to reduce carbon emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.
Good for secondary. Travel Footprint enables you to compare the lifecycle environmental impacts of the main methods of passenger travel in the UK. Use their Journey Emissions Calculator to calculate emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulates generated by a specified journey.