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Organise an environment day or week

Organise an environment event

Organising an Eco Day or Eco Week can be a great way to get your school started on a course to becoming more sustainable. It can involve everyone and be a fun and exciting way to tackle some serious issues. Some ideas for a succesful event as well as useful contacts are listed below.


  • Set a date - give yourself time to prepare
  • Publicise - make sure everyone knows the event is taking place and what they will be doing
  • Try to include everyone in the school as well as parents, governors and the wider community


  • Decide on an achievement for the event, for example, an Eco-School award or something in place at the school, such as a new wildlife area or an energy saving poster campaign


Other organisations

Other organisations can help provide advice, resources, or take part. Here are a few suggestions


Stop press

  • Let everyone know about your achievements through the school newsletter, website, or plasma screen
  • Get in touch with the local newspapers: Southwark News and South London Press

Do it again

Repeat the event next year, this time go for a week instead of a day, or a silver Eco-Schools award instead of bronze.

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Tel: 020 7525 2000



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