Schools get behind carbon zero campaign

Britain’s Got Talent stars SOS from the Kids choir, University of Oxford, WWF-UK, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Tesco and LEGO were among more than 50 organisations that came together for the Youth Climate Summit in early November.

Over 150 free online sessions were made available for primary and secondary schools as part of a campaign to get all UK schools to carbon zero by 2030.

The Let’s Go Zero campaign supports school efforts and calls for government action to meet the target. Ahead of the week-long event, youth ambassadors urged Sir David Attenborough to offer his support and they presented summit pledges at the close of the week to an expert panel including UK High Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping. Schools made pledges every day throughout the summit, with one of the main Summit calls to action for schools

to join the campaign, which unites schools working to become zero carbon by 2030 and calls for government backing for zero carbon schools. Primary and secondary schools from all over the UK chose from over 150 free online sessions, as well as inspiration sessions, fun at home activities and evening film viewings. In addition, there were inspiring green careers talks with representatives from Tesco, LEGO and WWF-UK.

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