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

Dorothy Snot Pre-school and Kindergarten – Principle: Daniela Kralli
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, Greece, May 17 2019

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, Italy, 17 May 2019

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)

HLBLA St Florian, Austria, 12 June 2019

HLBLA St Florian – Principal: Dr. Hubert Fachberger
Actions at 12 June 2019:
– Write letters to local politicians and/or councillors
– Attend mass Climate Strike rallies
– Register to vote and vote for Climate Emergency Action
– Projects at school about climate related topics, i.e. mobility, food, biodiversity
– Wood chips heating, photovoltaik panels 50kWpeak, thermal solar panels for hot water
– Planting trees
– sustainable agriculture, renewable ressources like straw bales as thermal insulation
– 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
– Umweltzeichen certified school, Klimabündnis school
– Participation of parents, co-operation with the community in St. Florian

Energy Coast UTC, UK – Vice Principal: Ian Russell
Declared a Climate Emergency on 25 June 2019. Their press release is here.

The Chase School, UK – Principal: Sarah Dukes
The school’s declaration announcement is here.
Actions as of 27 June 2019:

Key Actions:

Increase knowledge and understanding of climate change across the school community
Reduce volume of printing and offset the school’s annual printing consumption by planting trees on the school site or by pledges made by others
Increase overall recycling and seek a reduction in energy consumption through improved recycling facilities and improved behaviour across students and staff
Improve drinking water facilities around the school in order to reduce single use plastic water bottles
Increase number of pupils and staff cycling and walking to school to create more sustainable transport

In addition to the above goals, we have compiled a short list of questions to encourage staff and students to act in accordance with a crisis, that can be displayed around the school.

Students:

Can I walk or bike to school? Can I take the bus or train? Can I car-share?
Do I need to buy single use plastic? Do I have a re-usable water bottle?
Do I strive to look after my pens, books and other belongings in order to avoid unnecessary waste?

Staff:

Resources – do I need to print it? Can I reduce it to use less paper? Can I reuse it at a later date?
Do I recycle, and encourage the pupils to recycle?
Do I positively promote the “reduce, reuse, repair, & recycle” motto? Do I positively promote the required shift in mind-set?

ITI E. Majorana Grugliasco (TO), Italy, 22 May 2019

I.I.S.S. Notarangelo Rosati Foggia, Italy, 22 May 2019

L’Istituto comprensivo di Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, 23 May 2019

I.I.S. Marzotto-Luzzatti, Italy, 3 June 2019


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.