Join UK schools taking on climate change.

Let’s Go Zero 2030 unites schools working to become carbon zero by 2030. That’s a huge challenge – but transforming our schools will help safeguard the planet for future generations.

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South Hampstead High School

London

St Winifred's Catholic Primary School

London

Hartsdown Academy

Margate

Kidmore End CE School

Reading

Broomley First School

Stocksfield

Long Furlong Primary

Abingdon

Charlotte Sharman Primary School

London

St Andrew's C of E

Chedworth

Holsworthy Community College

Holsworthy

Oasis Academy Mayfield

Southampton

South Tawton Primary

Okehampton

James Allen's Girls' School

London

Christ the King Sixth Form

Lewisham

St James C of E Primary and Nursery School

Okehampton

University College Senior School

London

St. Francis Xavier School, Richmond

Richmond

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge

Tavistock College

Tavistock

Lydford Primary

Okehampton

Akaal Primary School

Derby

Okehampton College

Okehampton

Northlew Primary

Okehampton

Greatwood Community Primary School and Nursery

Skipton

Shoreditch Park Primary School

London

Boasley Cross Primary

Okehampton

Windmill Primary School

Oxford

Damers First School

Dorchester

Turnbull High School

Glasgow

Marsh Baldon CE Primary School

Marsh Baldon

The Tiffin Girls' School

Cardiff

Collin Primary

Dumfries

Okehampton Primary School

Okehampton

King’s Academy Ringmer

Ringmer

Skinners' School

Tunbridge Wells

North Tawton Community Primary School

North Tawton

South Tawton Primary

Okehampton

Harrogate High School

Harrogate

Bridgerule Primary School

Bridgerule

South Tawton Primary School

South Zeal

The Hill Primary School

Reading

Myton School

Warwick

South Molton Community Primary School

South Molton

South Hampstead High School

London

Greenleaf Primary School

London

Exmouth Community College

Exmouth

Coldfall Primary

London

Pirbright Village School

Pirbright

Thorpe Hall School

Southend on Sea

May Park Primary School

Bristol

Black Torrington Primary School

Holsworthy

St John's Marlborough

Marlborough

South Farnborough Infant School

Farnborough

NLCS

Edgware

Skipton Girls High School

Skipton
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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.

Let’s go for ambition. Let’s go for working together. Let’s go zero.

How It Works

You

✓ decide it’s time schools take action now.

✓ sign up and say that your school wants to be zero carbon by 2030.

✓ tell us what actions your school is already taking and what you plan to do next

We

✓ send you your Let’s Go Zero badge so you can show that your school is leading the way in reducing carbon.

✓ keep you updated with ideas and projects to  reduce your carbon even further, including a new tool to monitor your school’s progress.

Together

 we all unite to represent the voice of schools to government.

✓ we show government that there is a vital need for their support by COP26 to make every school in the UK zero carbon by 2030.

We all tell the government to step up.

As thousands of schools join the campaign, we’ll show politicians that teachers, governors and pupils are determined to take on climate change. With a united voice, we will call for the policy changes and investment needed to make every school in the country zero carbon by 2030.

Funders & Partners

Faqs

Let’s Go Zero brings together UK schools who want to be zero carbon, are reducing their own climate impact, and demanding greater UK government support to achieve this goal. The campaign will show national government that there is a substantial demand amongst teachers and pupils to become zero carbon, with the potential for schools to catalyse wider change in their communities.

Let’s Go Zero is a campaign for schools based in the UK. Any school or educational setting in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland can sign up to the campaign. Sign up can only be done by a person with authority. This means the headteacher, a member of the senior leadership team or a governor.

You will need to use an email address when signing up and to provide some basic information about your school. We will verify the email address that you provide.

By joining the campaign, a school is publicly declaring that they want to be zero carbon by 2030, and that it wants the UK government to enable schools in the UK to take more action on this issue.

This campaign is about showing aspiration. We know that being zero carbon is currently beyond the reach of most schools, but by working together and with government we believe it is achievable by 2030.

To be part of the campaign, schools are expected to be taking action to reduce their carbon impact, measuring this where feasible, and have ‘next step’ actions planned for the following year. They can indicate the steps they are taking from a checklist on the sign-up form.

By joining the campaign, schools commit to telling their students, communities and suppliers that they are part of Let’s Go Zero and aim to be zero carbon by 2030. We can provide the Let’s Go Zero logo for schools to do this.

We will shortly be releasing an online tool to help schools with their ongoing action planning. This will be part of the Transform Our World website – a source of great teacher-approved programmes and resources for schools.

A school that, on its site and through all its activities and procurement, does not contribute to climate change through carbon emissions. Key impact areas include energy use, travel, waste, water, procurement, food and school grounds.

The information we collect about schools helps us build a picture of carbon action in schools across the UK. This information is used to:

  • Keep schools in the campaign up to date about the campaign and let them know about actions they can take to reduce their carbon.
  • Share stories of what other schools are doing.
  • See trends in school behaviour and to understand the type, size and location and schools who are taking different types of actions. We aim to also quantify the carbon action in schools. All analysis and quantified data will be anonymised if shared.

 

We will share the information gathered by the campaign with our campaign partners, funders and with key policy and decision makers to help support the progress of decarbonising schools.

We will send schools the latest news and information on our work, campaigns, fundraising, events and other ways they can support Let’s Go Zero (schools can unsubscribe from these messages).

We hold and manage your details in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. We won’t share, sell or swap your information with other organisations for their own marketing purposes. You can read our Privacy Policy page for more information.

Let’s Go Zero is currently only available for schools based in the UK as it is brought to you by a coalition of UK-based organisations. If you are a school or organisation based outside of the UK, and are interested in finding out how you can start your own Let’s Go Zero campaign, please get in touch with us via the email below.

The campaign is run by Ashden (a UK-based climate solutions charity) in partnership with Global Action Plan, and a coalition of sustainable schools organisations.

Contact Us

Email: letsgozero@ashden.org

Twitter: @LetsGo_Zero

“I’m so pleased to have found the Let’s Go Zero campaign. This is such an important initiative and is something that every school can take part in. You can start off small and then work your way up to making really substantial changes that will make a real difference in the world. It’s really wonderful too that so many schools are now incorporating climate change and biodiversity loss into their teaching. I feel so inspired by all the work that’s being done in schools now and it gives me real hope for the future. I can’t wait to see amazing things happen through the Let’s Get Zero campaign!”

Emily Grossman
Science communicator, broadcaster and educator

“Schools play a fundamental role in educating and empowering our children to give them a brighter future. That’s why it’s so exciting to see schools across the UK coming together to become carbon zero by 2030 and to make this future safe, healthy and resilient for our future generations.”

Nigel Topping
UK Government’s High-Level Champion for Climate Action COP26

“Young people are demanding action on the climate. They’re already leading the way in their schools and this campaign pulls all their efforts together behind the exciting ambition to reach zero carbon in schools by 2030. It’s the way to go so let’s hope the campaign spreads across the world.”

Mary Robinson
Chair of the Elders and First Woman President of Ireland

This decade is vital to tackling some of the biggest issues facing the world and creating a better future for us all. As future leaders and carers for the Earth, it is brilliant to see children and young people leading the way with Let’s Go Zero 2030. We hope that many more are inspired by this optimistic, action-focused initiative.”

The Earthshot Prize

“At Theirworld, we are a children’s charity committed to ending the global education crisis – and that means tackling climate change too. We see first-hand how climate change is hitting the poorest children the hardest. Let’s Go Zero is a campaign that answers the call to action from school children everywhere to ask the world’s leaders and policy makers to act faster and better to protect their future. I hope their voices are heard quickly.”

Sarah Brown
Founder, Theirworld

“This is a brilliant idea. Climate change affects all of us of course, but especially future generations. Our schools are the perfect place to start, inspiring young people and teachers to make the environment in which they spend so much time zero carbon by 2030. Starting small in this way, where the goal is attainable and everyone in the school can become personally involved and enthused, stands a real chance of working. Multiply that across Britain’s 32,000 schools and you are making a real difference, raising local and national awareness and galvanising the Government into providing more support.”

Trudie Goodwin
Actor
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