Let’s Go Zero Schools Webinar

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 Let’s Go Zero 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

A new webinar series is starting again this September 2022. If you are interested in any of the below themes please register via the unique zoom link below.

Date: Thursday 29th September
Time: 4  – 5pm
Theme: Saving Energy
Speakers: 

  • Harry Paticas – Founder / Managing Director at Retrofit Action for Tomorrow 

  • Mary Leonard – Science Teacher at Worle Community School 

  • Third Speaker TBC

Register Here

Date: Tuesday 18th October
Time: 4  – 5pm
Theme: Biodiversity and School Grounds
Speakers: TBC
Register Here

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

Past Events

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

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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