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Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

12th February 2013

Calling all green kids! Go Green Week is an opportunity to get your school, college or university involved in action on climate change. Go Green Week is the brainchild of People & Planet, a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally.

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

12th February 2013

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

12th February 2013

This inspirational group was founded in 1969, and trains and supports over 2000 volunteers in campaigning groups at schools, colleges and universities across Britain.

It’s so exciting to see the next generation so full of positivity and committed to making a difference to the generation after them.

As part of Go Green Week from 11-17 Feb, they’re taking bookings for workshops in schools and colleges across the UK, on subjects such as Fair trade and climate change. You can find out more on their website. The inspirational students at People & Planet also lead staff training workshops in schools and colleges, helping teachers to engage students in global citizenship issues, encourage critical thinking, support students to become politically literate and to take positive action for change.

According to the People & Planet website, schools and colleges play a significant role in climate change – schools alone account for 15% of carbon emissions from the UK public sector. Their Go Green campaign aims to cut the carbon in your child’s school or college and make a real impact on its contribution to climate change. The campaign is about helping young people take control of that footprint. As students, your child and their friends can push their school or college to reduce carbon emissions by targeting the four areas which impact most on climate change (food, waste, energy and transport). The Go Green campaign offers support and creative ideas for fun, practical projects that will put schools and colleges on the path to a low-carbon future.
In 2012, over 140 schools, colleges and universities took part, inspiring thousands to take action to prevent climate change. Help make this year even bigger and better and encourage your child to get their school, college or university involved.

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