I’M A TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER

and want to help my school sign up.

Even if you’re not a member of your school leadership team, you have a big role to play in persuading your head teacher, governors and wider community to back zero carbon schools.

Here are some resources and downloads to help your school take action and join Let’s Go Zero.

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school staff are behind Let's Go Zero
“Being involved in climate action at school is the most important thing. The most rewarding aspect is seeing such a ripple effect. Other schools have got in touch having seen the work we’ve done. Students go home and tell their parents and they start changing their behaviour at home or at work.”
Jenny Chapman
Biology Teacher
"I want to ensure that sustainability isn’t just an ’add-on’ but is embedded throughout all our schools. As individuals we can only do so much but together we can make a big difference. We want our school to become beacons for the environment within their local communities."
Margaret Land
Sustainability Lead
"There is nothing more inspiring than seeing young people enthused by doing research. The climate crisis presents such challenges and gives young people agency to take action. Helping tackle these challenges empowers them and brings their innovation and ideas to fruition."
Becky Parker
Head of Science

WILL YOU JOIN THEM?

Your school’s zero carbon journey starts here

It’s time to reach out to key decision makers at your school, and explain why they should aim to become a zero carbon school by 2030 – and how the Let’s Go Zero campaign can help.

Remember to stress the wider benefits of climate action, from learning opportunities to lower classroom energy bills. Tell them just how passionate your pupils are about taking on the climate crisis, and how joining the campaign will engage and inspire young people and their families.

1. Spread the word about the important role schools can play in tackling the climate crisis.

Our schools, communities, businesses and politicians will only listen if we use our voices to call for the change we want to see. 

It’s time to shout about the role schools are playing in creating a zero carbon future, working together through the Let’s Go Zero campaign to transform our schools and safeguard our planet for future generations. 

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2. Share the campaign with your colleagues.

Tell your colleagues about the crucial role your school can play in tackling the climate crisis and introduce them to the Let’s Go Zero campaign as a way to take action right now.

Contact us

Email: letsgozero@ashden.org
Twitter: @LetsGo_Zero

Spread the word about the important role schools can play in tackling the climate crisis with these ready-made Tweets:

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Use this text and image to shout about the role schools can play in tackling the climate crisis:

Young people are demanding action on #ClimateChange and leading the way on climate action.

We can support them now by taking action with @letsgozerouk, the campaign uniting schools working to be zero carbon by 2030.

Let’s Go Zero empowers all young people to:

🌍respond to the climate emergency in their everyday lives 

💪take action within their communities 

🌱see the impact of their action right now.

It’s time to ensure our schools become cleaner, healthier and sustainable learning environments that can drive change in communities and lead us towards a zero carbon future: https://letsgozero.org/

Use this text and image to share your call for zero carbon schools on Instagram:

Young people are demanding action on #ClimateChange and leading the way on climate action.

We can support them now by taking action with @letsgo_zero the campaign uniting schools working to be zero carbon by 2030.

Let’s Go Zero empowers all young people to:

🌍respond to the climate emergency in their everyday lives 

💪take action within their communities 

🌱see the impact of their action right now.

It’s time to ensure our schools become cleaner, healthier and sustainable learning environments that can drive change in communities and lead us towards a zero carbon future: https://letsgozero.org/

Use this image with your post:

 

Here’s some text you can use in an email to tell your colleagues about Let’s Go Zero and how they can help encourage your school to make the zero carbon pledge.

Feel free to tweak and adapt it as necessary.

Hi (COLLEAGUE’S NAME), 

Have you seen the national Let’s Go Zero school campaign? Up and down the UK, hundreds of schools are signing up and declaring their aim to be zero carbon by 2030. 

(YOUR SCHOOL’S NAME) can play a crucial role in helping tackle the climate crisis today by joining Let’s Go Zero and aspiring to become a zero carbon school.

By joining, we can:

  • respond to our young people’s calls for action and enable them to take action on climate issues that directly impact their own community
  • send a strong message to our students, their families and our community that we aim to do all we can to safeguard our planet for future generations
  • lead by example on how we can do things differently in our daily lives, from changing how we travel and heat our buildings, to reducing water waste and switching to lower carbon diets.

Imagine what we could achieve if all 32,000 schools in the UK started working now to become zero carbon!

To become part of Let’s Go Zero, our leadership team must sign up here. Please join me in supporting zero carbon schools and asking that (YOUR SCHOOL NAME) signs up. Let me know if you would like to join me in raising this with SLT?

Download this leaflet and show it to your teacher to inform them about the campaign: