The campaign

We can help to connect and support schools to do more within the classroom, to tackle the fabric and the outside of their buildings and to help guide young people into the green work sector after high school.By signposting to associated projects and partners who are carrying out work in Greater Manchester, we hope that we can all make a big difference today, tomorrow and together.

How you can make a difference

Here’s what schools can do to make a difference in and out of the classroom:

  • Reduce the amount of waste you produce and use reusable products
  • Cut down the amount of plastics you use
  • Buy sustainable products
  • Look at alternatives to purchasing large items such as lease agreements or take-back schemes
  • Recycle as much as you can
  • Reduce the amount of food you waste
  • Support local food growing and redistribution initiatives and organisations

Schools Climate Action Planner

Wondering how to get your school to take climate action?

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has worked closely with Transform Our World a community of educators coordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan to develop a free, online, easy-to-use action planning tool to help teachers and students prioritise the actions their school can take to reduce its environmental impact.

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Greater Manchester School’s Guide to Solar PV

In this guide we hear from schools that are reaping rewards from solar PV by saving thousands of pounds off their electricity bills. It also outlines recommended options to deliver solar PV on your school – even if you don’t have the funds to invest.


How to become more flood resilient with green, nature-based solutions in your school grounds.

City of Trees

Greening school grounds by supplying free trees and organising a ‘how to plant a tree’ day with pupils.

Suez and Recycle for GM Education

The Education Team at Recycle for Greater Manchester is here to support you with educating and engaging students and residents by providing resources, games and films.

Eco Schools

Has your school registered?

HySchools at Manchester Metropolitan University

Providing energy education for the talent of tomorrow

Groundwork Greater Manchester

Supporting schools to maximise the learning potential of your outdoor space, improve air quality around the school grounds, provide nature and climate learning activities and provide coaching & mentoring to support student wellbeing and achievement

Manchester Environment Education Network (MEEN)

Runs environmental education projects in schools and supports teachers and organisations working to promote environmental education and Education for Sustainability across Greater Manchester

Great Science Share for Schools

Award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire young people into science and engineering.

Plastic Free Schools

Surfers Against Sewage campaign

Business in the Community (BiTC)

Sustainable Urban Drainage – Moorlands Primary School case study

GM Green City Logo