Green Schools Project supports schools to develop an adequate response to the climate and ecological crisis. We help students to lead projects, we deliver teacher training sessions, and we support schools to reduce their carbon emissions with a focus on the learning opportunities
provided by this process.
Download our impact report to understand what your school can achieve by implementing our Zero Carbon Schools programme. The report outlines the outcomes from the pilot year and next steps to grow the programme
and increase its impact.
Our pupils didn’t fully understand what was happening with climate change. Now that they understand and they know what the issues are, they’ve been much more conscientious about the environment.Jessica Todd Selwyn Primary School
We are delighted with the support from Green Schools Project and feel that the Zero Carbon Schools programme is enabling us to make better choices as a whole school to mitigate the impact of our carbon emissions. Thank you for your dedication and support!Leigh Milkmanavicius Walsall Academy
Green Schools Project has been phenomenal in working with us to transform our whole school community‘s understanding of climate change and the part we can all play in making a difference.Heather Stokes Headteacher, Eslington Primary School, Newcastle
Meet the team
Henry Greenwood is founder and managing director of Green Schools Project. In the summer of 2015 he gained an UnLtd Do It award, has been supported by the Teach First Innovation Unit, has won funding and support from the RSA and graduated from the School of Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme in October 2017.
As part of the first cohort of Teach First in 2003 Henry trained as a Maths teacher at Kingsmead School in Enfield. During his time at the school he created and developed the role of Sustainability Coordinator. He assembled a group of enthusiastic Year 12 students who then embarked on an energy saving campaign that saved the school around £35,000 over 3 years, started a recycling competition in which 93% of forms took part, installed solar panels, created a vegetable garden selling potatoes, onions and carrots to staff, and carried out various other projects for which they were awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag.
After 2 years as Head of Maths at Skinners’ Academy in Hackney he decided to step out of teaching in order to start Green Schools Project. The ideas and resources built up during the successful programme at Kingsmead have been used as the basis for this.
Beth started her career in the education sector as a secondary school history teacher in Yorkshire, before moving on to support trainee teachers. As programme manager at Green Schools Project, Beth is responsible for coordinating our school programmes. This includes designing resources for teachers, delivering pupil sessions and supporting our wonderful volunteers. Outside of work, Beth enjoys going to see live music and running in the beautiful parks of London (if all hills can be avoided!).
Georgia is a skilled primary teacher, special educational needs teacher and outdoor environmental educator. With us, Georgia designs and facilitates sessions for pupils and teachers. Outside of work, you’ll often find Georgia – and her dog Patch – exploring London in search of hidden nature!
Sian is an experienced fundraiser and charity sector professional. As well as working with funders to increase our impact she helps with planning, monitoring and evaluation. Living in Yorkshire, she loves the great outdoors and exploring with her naughty puppy (who is a regular feature on team video calls!).
Programme support officer
Marvin studied climate change science and policy before joining Green Schools Project. In his role Marvin supports the rest of the team by conducting research, creating social media content, and carrying out monitoring and evaluation. Outside of work Marvin enjoys making music, playing football and getting lost in local woods!
Morgan Phillips has been involved in the UK sustainability sector since 2003. He holds a PhD in Environmental Education and is a trustee at NAEE. Morgan currently runs The Glacier Trust, working to support Climate Change adaptation in Nepal.
Previously, Morgan spent five years at Keep Britain Tidy. He led the Eco-Schools programme for three years, managed multiple education projects and developed Our Common Place, an innovative community engagement programme.
Morgan organised and chaired Green Schools Project’s first ever public event The Environment in Brexit Britain. He is supporting the strategic development of Green Schools Project as Associate Director.
Laura House is a primary school teacher and teacher trainer with 8 years’ experience working in the education sector. After 5 years working with Teach First to address educational inequality in the UK, Colombia and in the Brazilian Amazon, Laura joined the RSA as Head of UK Areas in January. Laura is also passionate about the natural world – she can often be found volunteering at the Natural History Museum, walking or sketching animals.
Laura has been working to adapt the Green Schools Project resources for primary schools, for which we launched the programme in January this year.
Dan Lehner is a Commercial Director at Pearson, the world’s learning company. Pearson work in over 200 countries creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real life impact. Dan has 18 years of professional experience across education, healthcare, media and technology. Dan has a passion for social enterprise having worked for UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, where his team provided finance and business support to over one hundred social and environmentally-driven start ups to help them scale their impact.