Education for sustainable development
‘ESD: Education that allows learners to acquire the skills, abilities and knowledge to live a more sustainable life’
Solihull Council has a support network to empower your school to develop sustainability from whatever starting point you are at.
A schools’ sustainability engagement officer based in the sustainable development team works with schools. For details of support available please contact:
More detail about actions and best practice can be seen in the education for substainable development (ESD) report 2018-2019
Greener Solihull schools awards
The greener Solihull schools awards challenge children and staff to learn about the environment locally and globally, and make their school more eco-friendly. A leaflet, awards pack and application can be downloaded. We also encourage schools to follow the Eco-Schools Programme.
You can apply for level 1, levels 1 and 2 or all 3 levels.Complete an application power point with your evidence for each award level you want to enter for the school year.
Applications must be emailed to email@example.com by the end of the summer term.
2021 Award applications & pack (Covid response changes)
Contacts for sustainability support in schools on various topic areas.
SMBC support for school element of #WMCA2041 green paper
For pupil involvement contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at the case study – Teach the children – automated meter reader workshop.
Love Solihull supports various litter and waste campaigns, including the annual Great British Spring Clean. They can loan litter picking equipment to schools and provide classroom resources.
Planting our Future – link to https://www.lovesolihull.org/free-hedgerow-habitats-for-schools. Free hedgerow habitats for schools, Planting our Future will supply and plant the hedgerow in your school ground.
Solihull Council is a fairtrade borough and supports schools to promote Fairtrade.
For various sustainable travel initiatives go to Your future Solihull – Sustainable Travel Awareness and Support | solihull.gov.uk
Transport and travel | solihull.gov.uk
Waste & Recycling – Veolia Framework
For information on the contract please view the Waste and recycling framework 2021 SMBC and Veolia
For information on how to manage waste and recycling in schools, please view the schools guide waste management and recycling for schools
For waste and recycling activities linked to the UN Sustainable Goals please select the UN sustainable goals waste and recycling activities
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