Why School Systems are the Perfect Size for Scaling Climate Action?

Scaling Climate Action

While children are known for learning fast, being creative and fast adapters, these are far from being the only reasons why school systems are the perfect size for scaling climate action. Over the last few years, experimental learning has been widely introduced in schools to battle climate change and influence the youth to develop much-needed […]

Three Principles for Bringing Sustainability into Schools

Sustainability into Schools

Four years ago, the UAE Minister for Climate Change and the Environment announced a new ‘Sustainability Champions’ initiative to inspire UAE schools about the importance of sustainable behaviours and values. More than 100 schools participated to showcase their vision for sustainability. School leadership teams will undoubtedly need to bring sustainable behaviours and values into their […]

Top 10 Tips for a Greener School

Eco-Literacy

Schools are a brilliant place to start inspiring your wider community to become more sustainable and eco-conscious. By empowering young people to find their voice, they’ll learn how to become effective change-makers. With increased public awareness about global environmental issues, switching to more sustainable solutions will enable your school to stand out from the crowd, […]

Calling for Eco-Literacy

Eco-Literacy

A new inter-school conference being held in Dubai was streamed virtually around the globe this week in a bid to encourage more schools to embrace the need for education about climate change.  Schools signed up to the world’s first School Conference of Parties Expo (SCOPE 2020) include many from across the UAE plus some as far […]

The Plastic in School Uniforms

Plastic in School Uniforms

The ocean is a soup of microplastics. Plastic litter such as drinks bottles, carrier bags, even old shoes are broken down by sunlight and wave action into fragments, and any pieces smaller than 5mm are known as microplastics. Eight million tonnes of waste plastic ends up in the sea each year from land and once […]

Greenwashing in Education

Greenwashing in Education

As more and more schools become vocal about their commitment to the UN’s sustainable development goals, it’s essential to take a step back and judge these green marketing statements to assess their validity. Sadly, greenwashing, which is when a company purports to be environmentally conscious for marketing purposes but actually isn’t making any notable sustainability […]