Calling all parents, pupils and teachers!

Got a great idea to make your school more sustainable? 

Let’s Go Zero has teamed up with IKEA to launch a nationwide competition, inspiring children across the UK to create innovative and sustainable concepts for their school.

Together with IKEA, we’re searching for the very best initiatives designed by pupils to make their school more sustainable. Four winning entries will be selected from across the UK and brought to life by IKEA in your school.

Do you have a winning idea? Enter by 30 June 2022.

competition HERE

How does the competition work?

Young people are the future of our planet – and the classrooms up and down our country are brimming with their unique, creative ideas. 

The IKEA X Let’s Go Zero competition is the perfect opportunity to help bring their climate action ideas to life at the centre of your school community. From growing vegetables to composting and building bike sheds, the sky’s the limit. 

We’ll be selecting four lucky winners who will get their ideas brought to life by IKEA through their products, solutions and expertise in healthy and sustainable living – to the value of £2,000.

Before you enter the competition, remember to sign up to the Let’s Go Zero campaign if you haven’t already joined. 

Being a member of Let’s Go Zero is free and unites your school with other teachers, pupils and parents who are committed to working together to make schools zero carbon by 2030, while calling for much-needed government support to make this happen.

Submit your application here, telling us about project you’re planning and why you’d like to do it. This could be a vegetable patch, a bike shed, a share or swap uniform shop, an eco-hub, a recycling room, or any addition that will help your school be more sustainable.

Competition entries will be judged by a panel from IKEA and Ashden who will select four winning designs to be created.

Winners will be selected in the week commencing 4th July 2022.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application regardless of success by 15th July 2022.

With 42% of all UK households home to school aged children, the classroom is a natural place to inspire change across communities for the next generation. 

Both schools and children play a critical role in helping the UK cut carbon emission levels, building on the existing energy and passion of the next generation to be more climate conscious and make beneficial changes. Let’s Go Zero aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of UK schools and promote healthy and sustainable living for the many. 

Ready to apply? Send us your big idea now.

New research commissioned by IKEA shows that:

  • 83% of children aged 5-16 in the UK want to make changes at school to help combat climate change
  • 65% of children say they feel their school has already implemented some initiatives, but not enough
  • 80% of children want to learn more at school about climate change and over half of them (51%) feel it isn’t covered enough in lessons
  • 87% of children claim that businesses should do more to help families and schools lower their carbon footprint.

*Research conducted by Censuswide on 2,000 schoolchildren aged 5-16.