Schools can be trailblazers for sustainability, responding to young people’s calls for action, and encouraging local families and businesses to take on the climate crisis.
It’s time to shout about the role your school is playing. Here’s how:
Put your Let’s Go Zero pledge badge on your school website or social media and in your newsletters, so you can show that your school is leading the way in reducing carbon
You can download your badge here.
Here’s some text you can use to tell others about your Let’s Go Zero pledge:
We’ve taken the @LetsGo_Zero pledge, joining UK schools who want to be #zerocarbon by 2030.
We’re taking action now to reduce our carbon impact, helping combat #climatechange and safeguarding our planet for future generations.
You can sign up too here: https://letsgozero.org/
Or if you’re super busy, use our ready made click and tweet post here.
Here’s some text you can use to tell others about your Let’s Go Zero pledge. Just copy-paste it into your newsletter or onto your website, tweaking as needed.
“We’ve taken the Let’s Go Zero pledge, declaring our aim to become zero carbon by 2030. We’re joining schools across the UK in this national campaign to show the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools, and inviting government and local councils to work with us to reach this goal.
We know that schools can be the trailblazers for their community, responding to young people’s calls for action. In fact, they can inspire whole communities to tackle the climate crisis. In the coming pivotal ‘climate decade,’ we will be part of Let’s Go Zero’s national network of schools and sustainability, sharing information about how to reach zero carbon, and working with local councils and government to make it happen.
We’re committing to cut carbon in a number of key areas. Here are some of the things we’ve already done / are planning to do:
– By joining the Let’s Go Zero campaign and committing to becoming a school, we’re taking a positive step on a local level to help combat the climate issues we all face globally. It sends a strong message to our whole school and community that together we can safeguard our planet for future generations.
Find out more about the Let’s Go Zero campaign here: https://letsgozero.org/
Do you know a school that’s already taking action or looking to start their own zero carbon journey? Ask them to join you, take the Let’s Go Zero pledge, and show the support for sustainable schools up and down the UK.
By emailing other schools you can help encourage them to join you and others taking the pledge across the UK.
We’ve got a great PDF letter you can use here to catch their attention. We recommend that you download it and attach to an email to save on printing.
Or here’s some text you can use in your own email to tell them about how to get involved:
Have you seen the national Let’s Go Zero school campaign? Up and down the UK, schools are signing up and declaring their aim to be zero carbon by 2030.
We’ve just signed up, joining a national network of schools and sustainability organisations sharing information about how get to zero carbon, and working together with local councils and government to make it happen.
Will you join us?
Taking part will help the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools. It’s also a chance to show that your school is leading the way in reducing carbon.Plus, school climate action brings instant benefits – such as lower energy bills and healthier school food.
The campaign is supported by leading organisations including climate solutions charity Ashden, Global Action Plan, WWF, Soil Association, Eco Schools and Sustrans.
Key influencers and famous faces are also getting behind it too.
Let’s take a positive step towards combatting the climate crisis and send a strong message to our local community that we aim to do all that we can to safeguard our planet for future generations.
Sign your school up here: https://letsgozero.org/
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