‘Devon Climate Emergency supports the Let’s Go Zero campaign to create zero-carbon schools by 2030. As the partnership responsible for securing Devon’s net-zero future, we understand that carbon-free schools and climate education are vital to the net-zero transition. Putting schools at the heart of our net-zero goals will help to embed knowledge of the threats our planet faces and build resilience towards them.’

Devon Climate Emergency
Suffolk Country Council Logo

“Suffolk County Council are pleased to support this campaign, which harnesses the enthusiasm and skills of pupils in our shared aspiration to work towards a carbon neutral Suffolk by 2030”

Suffolk County Council

Schools across my constituency are working to reduce their carbon emissions. This will help our planet, create healthier schools and engage our children in developing solutions to the climate emergency. Schools are ready to go further but reaching net-zero requires investment to retrofit older buildings. Let’s Go Zero is a fantastic campaign giving our schools the tools they need to begin the transition, but the Government must commit to support this vital work in meaningful ways with funding and resources.”

Helen Hayes
MP for Dulwich and West Norwood and Environmental Audit Committee member

The Let’s Go Zero campaign is brilliant. It inspires pupils and their schools to take the collaborative, holistic action at scale and pace we so urgently need. It provides a fantastic opportunity for all schools, all over the UK, to give their pupils a chance to engage in the climate emergency in a positive way, and reduce not just their carbon footprint, but their eco-anxiety. It’s a win-win for our planet, school-community, and young people as it’s so learner focused and engaging, and it provides extensive opportunities for the development of new skills and leadership. The Association of Colleges fully supports this excellent campaign.

Steve Frampton
FE/HE Climate Commissioner and Chair of AoC Services Board

“The NEU is fully supportive of Let’s Go Zero and backs schools in their efforts to go zero carbon.  It’s time for the Government to step up to enable schools to achieve this goal.”


“I’m so pleased to have found the Let’s Go Zero campaign. This is such an important initiative and is something that every school can take part in. You can start off small and then work your way up to making really substantial changes that will make a real difference in the world. It’s really wonderful too that so many schools are now incorporating climate change and biodiversity loss into their teaching. I feel so inspired by all the work that’s being done in schools now and it gives me real hope for the future. I can’t wait to see amazing things happen through the Let’s Get Zero campaign!”

Dr Emily Grossman
Science communicator, broadcaster and educator

“This is a brilliant campaign which taps into the real sense of urgency children and young people have about the climate crisis. They are a real driving force for climate action around the world and an inspiration to politicians like me. Let’s Go Zero gives them the chance to support practical steps in their own schools to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Caroline Lucas
Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader of The Green Party.

“The importance of a campaign like Let’s Go Zero should not be underestimated. Not only is it playing a fundamental part in bringing schools and the education system on board in fighting the climate crisis. It allowing the schools to lead by example in inspiring the young people it educates about how to act on climate change and keeping the earth’s health at the heart of every decision we make.”

Daze Aghaji
Youth Climate Justice Activist, Political Candidate and Student

“Schools play a fundamental role in educating and empowering our children to give them a brighter future. That’s why it’s so exciting to see schools across the UK coming together to become carbon zero by 2030 and to make this future safe, healthy and resilient for our future generations.”

Nigel Topping
UK Government’s High-Level Champion for Climate Action COP26

“As Chile hands over the baton for global climate talks to the UK, we are thrilled to see this initiative engaging schools in cutting carbon. In fact, we really hope that the campaign will go global – and that schools here in Chile will be early adopters, showing real leadership in starting now to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir
Chilean COP Champion, COP26 High Level Climate Champions.

Contact us

Email: letsgozero@ashden.org
Twitter: @LetsGo_Zero


Let’s Go Zero brings together UK schools who want to be zero carbon, are reducing their own climate impact, and demanding greater UK government support to achieve this goal. The campaign will show national government that there is a substantial demand amongst teachers and pupils to become zero carbon, with the potential for schools to catalyse wider change in their communities.

Let’s Go Zero is a campaign for schools based in the UK. Any school or educational setting in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland can sign up to the campaign. Sign up can only be done by a person with authority. This means the headteacher, a member of the senior leadership team or a governor.

You will need to use an email address when signing up and to provide some basic information about your school. We will verify the email address that you provide.

By joining the campaign, a school is publicly declaring that they want to be zero carbon by 2030, and that it wants the UK government to enable schools in the UK to take more action on this issue.

This campaign is about showing aspiration. We know that being zero carbon is currently beyond the reach of most schools, but by working together and with government we believe it is achievable by 2030.

To be part of the campaign, schools are expected to be taking action to reduce their carbon impact, measuring this where feasible, and have ‘next step’ actions planned for the following year. They can indicate the steps they are taking from a checklist on the sign-up form.

By joining the campaign, schools commit to telling their students, communities and suppliers that they are part of Let’s Go Zero and aim to be zero carbon by 2030. We can provide the Let’s Go Zero logo for schools to do this.

We will shortly be releasing an online tool to help schools with their ongoing action planning. This will be part of the Transform Our World website – a source of great teacher-approved programmes and resources for schools.

A school that, on its site and through all its activities and procurement, does not contribute to climate change through carbon emissions. Key impact areas include energy use, travel, waste, water, procurement, food and school grounds.

The information we collect about schools helps us build a picture of carbon action in schools across the UK. This information is used to:

  • Keep schools in the campaign up to date about the campaign and let them know about actions they can take to reduce their carbon.
  • Share stories of what other schools are doing.
  • See trends in school behaviour and to understand the type, size and location and schools who are taking different types of actions. We aim to also quantify the carbon action in schools. All analysis and quantified data will be anonymised if shared.


We will share the information gathered by the campaign with our campaign partners, funders and with key policy and decision makers to help support the progress of decarbonising schools.

We will send schools the latest news and information on our work, campaigns, fundraising, events and other ways they can support Let’s Go Zero (schools can unsubscribe from these messages).

We hold and manage your details in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. We won’t share, sell or swap your information with other organisations for their own marketing purposes. You can read our Privacy Policy page for more information.

Let’s Go Zero is currently only available for schools based in the UK as it is brought to you by a coalition of UK-based organisations. If you are a school or organisation based outside of the UK, and are interested in finding out how you can start your own Let’s Go Zero campaign, please get in touch with us via the email below.

The campaign is run by Ashden (a UK-based climate solutions charity) in partnership with Global Action Plan, and a coalition of sustainable schools organisations.