Schools are vital to teach the young people of Sutton how to live sustainable lives and there is a lot that schools can do both to promote environmental issues and reduce their environmental footprint.
A large proportion of the Borough’s schools are already certified ‘Eco-Schools’. Eco-Schools is an international award scheme for all ages, which covers a variety of environmental issues: biodiversity; energy; global perspectives; healthy living; litter; school grounds; transport; waste; and water. Schools can progress through three awards; bronze, silver and Green Flag at their own pace and with their own targets.
More information about the Eco-Schools scheme can be found on the London Borough of Sutton’s website. This includes the awards criteria, upcoming events, news, resources and funding opportunities and hints and tips for each of the nine topics.
If you have any questions or would like some more information, please feel free to get in touch with the Borough’s Eco-Schools Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 770 4195.