Let’s Go Zero Schools Webinars

For over a year we’ve been campaigning to help schools become zero carbon by 2030, and now we want to share the experiences of some of our trailblazing schools so you can take your zero carbon journey to the next step!  

We are running monthly webinars, with each session including a small update from the Let’s Go Zero team followed by speakers from schools talking about the actions they’ve taken to become zero carbon and a short Q&A session.  

Join us for insights and information into real climate action that schools are taking right now.  

Let’s Go Zero webinars are recorded so can be joined live or watched at a time that suits you.  

Found out more about the campaign here.

Join the campaign here.

Upcoming

Theme: Bwyd

Come along to this webinar to hear how schools are taking action on Food from food growing to composting, minimising food waste to the curriculum, to creating more healthy and sustainable food options on the school menu. One school is even tackling the cost-of-living crisis through food distribution and food growing. Come along to be inspired on what you could do in your school and hear from ProVeg on how they support schools to take action and the impact food has on our planet.

Date: Thursday 9th February 2023
Time: 4 – 5pm
Speakers:

  • Oakwell Rise Primary Academy, South Yorkshire
  • Washingborough Academy, Lincolnshire

  • ProVeg

Register here.

Theme: Climate in the Curriculum

How are schools embedding climate into the curriculum? Hear from two schools on the work they are doing to teach their students and staff about the climate and biodiversity crisis, empowering them to take action. Hear from Paul from The Ministry of Eco Education who help schools to weave together the best free resources into series of lessons that help schools embed sustainability across the curriculum for every pupil in every lesson. The MEE approach helps schools engage with the wealth of opportunities and save teachers time but incorporating initiatives into every lesson, whilst linked to the national curriculum. 

Date: Tuesday 21st February 2023
Time: 4 – 5pm
Speakers:

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Theme: Green Jobs and Skills

Green Jobs and Skills are the future, every job will need to be a green job. We have lined up two schools for you to hear from who are encouraging their students to learn about and get involved in green jobs and gain practical hands-on experience. Also, to speak is Roy Kareem from Bright Green Future which is an inclusive and accessible environmental leadership and empowerment programme, inspiring the next generation of changemakers. It is for diverse young people aged 16 – 19 and is free to participants across the UK.

Date: Wednesday 8th March 2023
Time: 4 – 5pm
Speakers:

Register here.

If you are interested in any specific themes, email us, or catch up on our previous webinars below.

Watch this space for updates and follow us on twitter @Let’sGo_Zero.

Past Events

Theme: Nature

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order

  • 0 – 4 mins – Update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 4 – 23mins – Jo Pettifer, Sustainability Project Coordinator, St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust​
  • ​23 – 40 mins – Rebecca Ruddy, Assistant Principal​, Boothroyd Primary Academy ​
  • 40 – 58mins – Douglas Anderson, iDot Engagement Officer​, Wildlife Aid Foundation
  • 58mins – end – Alison Lasenby, Programme Officer​ at Let’s Go Zero talking about the OVO Foundation Nature Prize

Useful links

Theme: The Power of Schools

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order

  • 0 – 1.5mins – Alex Green, School Programme Manager, update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 1.5 – 11mins – Edd Moore, Eco-coordinator, and teacher from Damers First School
  • 11 – 17mins – Lynne Moore, Operations Manager, Furze Platt Senior School
  • 17 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks
 

Useful Links

Watch other Youth Climate Summit webinars here

Theme: Biodiveristy and School Grounds

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order

  • 0 – 5mins – Alex Green, School Programme Manager, update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 10 – 21mins – Jo Pettifer, Sustainability Project Coordinator, St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust
  • 21 – 34.5mins – Richard Pollard, National Schools Programme Manager at The Tree Council 
  • 34.5 – 53mins – Matt Larsen-Daw, Head of Education at WWF UK
  • 53 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful Links

Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools (PAGES awards)

The Nature Grants

“Green Grid” AKA Ofsted Outstanding Descriptors for Sustainability actions – Credit to Jo Pettifer

 

Schools and education – The Tree Council

https://youngtreechampions.org/

 

Peoples Plan for Nature

Theme: Getting started with action in your school 

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order

  • 0 – 10mins Alex Green, School Programme Manager, to give an update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 10 – 21mins Rick Weights, Headteacher from Monk Fryston CofE Primary School
  • 21 – 34mins Edd Moore, Eco-coordinator, and teacher from Damers First School
  • 34 – 42mins – Q+A
  • 42 – 53mins Binah Cooper, Schools Programme Manager from Global Action Plan to showcase the Schools Climate Action Planner
  • 53 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful Links

Schools Climate Action Planner

Theme: Reducing energy use in your school 

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order:

  • 0 – 6mins – Update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 6 – 18mins – Patricia Opalko, Governor from St Edmunds Primary, Maidenhead
  • 18 – 26mins – Rob Pavey, Headteacher from Cheney Secondary School
  • 26 – 32mins – Q+A
  • 32 – 44mins- Claudia Towner, Energy Sparkes
  • 44mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful Links

Energy Sparks 

Theme: Governance and reviewing the DfE Strategy

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order:

  • 0 – 8 mins – Update on Let’s Go Zero and why governance is important
  • 8 – 26mins – Richard Crompton; Director of Operations from Bellevue Place Education Trust
  • 26 – 32 mins – Q+A
  • 32 – 51 mins- Alex Green, Let’s Go Zero Manager discussing the new DfE Strategy
  • 51 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful Links

Department for Education Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy

National Governance Association – Greener Governance

Theme: Engaging Students in Climate Action 

Here is the running order in case you want to skip to a certain section:

0 – 3 mins – Update on Let’s Go Zero

3 – 17mins – Ana Romeo, Head of Sustainability and Global Education Coordinator, Wellington College, Berkshire

17 – 27mins – John Patterson, Headteacher from St Vincent’s School, Liverpool  

27 – 40 mins – Q+A

40 – 53 mins- Francis Hyland, Eco-Schools Coordinator

53 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful links

#TheLittleFreeGreenhouse

@STVincentsL12  

Eco Schools

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales 

UK School Eco Network:

https://www.transform-our-world.org/ukssn

Theme: Making Sustainable Travel the Norm

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order:

  • 0 – 6 mins – Update on Let’s Go Zero and why sustainable travel is important
  • 6 – 20mins – Janet Reeve; Healthy Schools Coordinator, Bishop Wood Junior – Modeshift Stars ‘Primary School of the Year 2021’
  • 20 – 27 mins – Q+A
  • 27 – 46 mins- Cheryl Ford Lyddon, Modeshift STARS Programme Manager
  • 46 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful Links

Modeshift STARS

Modeshift Stars – Travel Plan in Education, Business & Communities

Transform Our World – Free Teaching Resources

https://www.transform-our-world.org

Theme: Climate Action Planning

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order:

  • 0 – 5mins Suzanne Gibbon, Schools Programme Coordinator to give an update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 5 – 23mins Rachael Rivers, CPD Lead at The Learning for Life Partnership
  • 23 – 39mins Jodie Velarde, Schools Programme Officer at Global Action Plan to showcase the Schools Climate Action Planner
  • 39 – 43mins – Alex Green, Schools Programme Manager at Ashden offering Top Tips on action planning
  • 43 mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

Useful Links

Let’s Go Zero Song

Schools Climate Action Planner

Department for Education Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy

Theme: Saving Energy

This event has now taken place, you can watch the recording below.

Running order:

  • 0 – 4.5mins – Update on Let’s Go Zero
  • 4.5 – 10mins – Mary Leonard – Science Teacher at Worle Community School
  • 10 – 19mins – Q+A
  • 19 – 48mins- Harry Paticas – Founder / Managing Director at RAFT
  • 48mins – end Final Q+A/ closing remarks

 

Useful Links

Retrofit Action for Tomorrow 

UKSSN

Solar for Schools

The Let’s Go Zero campaign is led by Ashden, and supported by IKEA and a powerful coalition of organisations like WWF, Fairtrade Foundation, Global Action Plan, Soil Association, Eco Schools, Sustrans, Carbon Trust and The Tree Council.

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