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

Resources

IGNITION GM

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

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COP26 Together for Our Planet School Information Pack

Exciting green ideas for schools designed to celebrate student “Climate Leaders” whether it’s by recycling, walking to school, or eating seasonal foods.

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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.

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Eco Schools

Has your school registered?

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HySchools at Manchester Metropolitan University

Providing energy education for the talent of tomorrow

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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

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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

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Great Science Share for Schools 2021

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.

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Plastic Free Schools

Surfers Against Sewage campaign

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GM Green City Logo