Declared a Climate Emergency

75 points for this action


Schools are responding to the global youth climate strikes by examining how they could be channelling their pupils’ passion into meaningful action. For many, this means exploring the idea of declaring a climate emergency. Each responds to the emergency in their own way but all have a pupil-centred response, empowering students to take action and make positive change for the planet within their schools.    

Chase School, Malvern. Worcestershire was one of the first schools in the UK to declare a climate emergency. Follow the link to find out more about what they are doing to take action.

Consider joining the Ashden Foundations's Let’s Go Zero campaign uniting UK schools working to cut their carbon emissions to zero by 2030. Every school that joins will be pledging to work towards a more sustainable future, while also urging the government to support this vital mission. By raising their voices together, schools and their allies will show the overwhelming support for zero carbon classrooms up and down the UK – and how they can be the spark for community action to tackle the climate crisis.