Education for sustainable development

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‘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. The Solihull Sustainable Schools leaflet provides details of support available.

More detail about actions and best practice can be seen in the ESD Report 2017.

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.

Sustainable support

Contacts for sustainability support in schools on various topic areas.

Energy

For pupil involvement contact slardner@solihull.gov.uk

For Bursar and Site manager queries contact Property Services.

Take a look at the case study - Teach the children - Automated Meter Reader workshop.

Waste and Recycling

Love Solihull run various litter and waste campaigns, litter picking equipment and lesson ideas available

Fairtrade

Solihull Council is a Fairtrade Borough and supports schools to promote Fairtrade.

Switch Solihull

For various Sustainable Travel initiatives go to www.facebook.com/switch.solihull.

Food and Physical activity

For links and support on various ways for schools to engage go to www.solgrid.org.uk/wellbeing/food-and-physical-activity/.

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