Schools

Get your school on the map of Climate Emergency Declaration (CED) schools and tell us what your school community is doing to restore a safe climate!

1. Download and print the school Declaration Certificate at left. Write/type in your school name and ask your Principal to sign it. Add your logo if you wish.
2. Post the image to Instagram and tag it with #schoolCED and #cedamia, and email the image to us so we can add it to this webpage.
3. Submit the Actions Form here (or ask your Principal to submit it) to tell us what your school is doing to tackle the Climate Emergency. We will then add your actions to the description for your school on the map.

Email us if you have questions.

Dorothy Snot Pre-school and Kindergarten, Athens, Greece, 14 May 2019

Actions at 14 May 2019:
– Write letters to local politicians and/or councillors
– Attend mass Climate Strike rallies
– Organise local Strikes at Politicians office/ council/ corporate nasty
– Getting off gas (replacing gas appliances with electric ones)
– Choosing zero/low emissions purchases
– Other: Re-using & recycling all paper used in school
– School making its own biochar & putting in gardens
– Planting trees
– School food gardens so kids learn to grow their own food
– Build community care networks (older kids)
– Kids taking all these ideas home (doing with family / friends / extracurricular activities, etc)

Mia Fora Ki Enan Kairo – Principle: Vaso Sotiriadi
Actions at 17 May 2019:
– Write letters to local politicians and/or councillors
– Register to vote and vote for Climate Emergency Action
– Getting off gas (replacing gas appliances with electric ones)
– Encouraging zero emissions transport
– Choosing zero/low emissions purchases
– Planting trees
– School food gardens so kids learn to grow their own food
– Planting trees to create shade to reduce deaths (native animals & insects) and reduce Heat Island effect
– Kids taking all these ideas home (doing with family / friends / extracurricular activities, etc)
– Other: encompass best practices in our monthly educational program

I.C. Capasso Mazzini – Frattamaggiore – Principal: Fernanda Manganelli
Actions at 17 May 2019:
– Write letters to local politicians and/or councillors
– Organise local Strikes at Politicians office/ council/ corporate nasty
– Register to vote and vote for Climate Emergency Action
– Getting off gas (replacing gas appliances with electric ones)
– Encouraging zero emissions transport
– Choosing zero/low emissions purchases
– School making its own biochar & putting in gardens
– School food gardens so kids learn to grow their own food
– Build community care networks (older kids)
– Kids taking all these ideas home (doing with family / friends / extracurricular activities, etc)


POSSIBLE ACTIONS TO TAKE IN YOUR SCHOOL

1. GET POLITICAL:

  • Write letters to local politicians and councillors.
  • Attend mass Strike rallies.
  • Organise local Strikes at Politicians office/ council/ corporate nasty.
  • Register to vote and vote for Climate Emergency Action.

2. GETTING TO ZERO

  • Make sure school is buying 100% renewable energy.
  • Get off Gas – get gas out of your school.
  • Bring in zero emissions transport. Get students and teachers to commit to a plan for zero emissions transport (including campaigns for needed infrastructure like bike parking, additional safety crossings & zero emissions public transport).
  • Get meat out of the canteen.
  • Make zero emissions purchases – audit purchases & ensure your school is not buying high emissions products like paper from old growth or native forests.

3. DRAWDOWN

  • Get your school making its own biochar & put in gardens.
  • Plant some trees.

4. RESILIENCE

  • Get food gardens happening so kids learn to grow their own food.
  • Plant trees to create shade to reduce deaths (native animals & insects) and reduce the impact of the Heat Island effect.
  • Audit school to ensure it is best prepared for extreme weather, floods & fire. Lobby for additional facilities & required facilities improvements.
  • Build community care networks (older kids).

5. TAKE HOME

  • Get the kids to take all these ideas home and do with family & friends and share with extracurricular activities like sporting clubs etc.