About us

about us

our impact

Green Schools Project works with schools to transform the way they respond to the climate and nature crisis. We help students to lead projects, deliver teacher training sessions, and 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 we achieved via the Zero Carbon Schools programme over the academic year 2022-23.

  • 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

Founder

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 were used as the basis for this.

NELL BYRON

Programme manager

Nell started her career as a secondary school Spanish teacher in West London where she came up with the idea for and then co-founded Be Her Lead, an organisation which helps schools to create feminist spaces. As programme manager at Green Schools Project, Nell is responsible for coordinating the Zero Carbon Schools programme. This includes recruiting schools onto the programme, delivering pupil and staff sessions, and working alongside corporate partners to maximise impact. Nell lives in Bristol, is an avid tennis player and surfer, she loves to travel in search of waves and regularly looks after two dogs – Barney and Jukka.

Tom Hague

Development manager

Tom spent nearly 10 years enabling the growth of social enterprises through partnerships, programmes and fundraising. He previously worked at property guardianship social enterprise Dot Dot Dot and then as part of the senior leadership team at Volunteer It Yourself (VIY), which runs community construction projects teaching young people trade skills. At Green Schools Project he enjoys using his development and strategic skills to enable more young people and schools to access climate education. Outside of work he occasionally plays in bands, runs a spicy food tour, and is a brown belt, competitor and coach in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Zenobia Talati

Impact Manager

Zenobia has spent over 15 years supporting children and young people in informal education and the not for profit sector. She’s passionate about actively involving young people in finding solutions to climate change and building sustainable communities. As well as climate education, she works to ensure that Green Schools Project is a learning organisation, continually reflecting, adapting, and improving what we do. Outside of work she loves to dance, listen to podcasts and explore London with her two children. 

Bethany Jamal

Programme Delivery officer

Bethany started out working for campaigning organisation, 38 Degrees, and built campaigns with petition starters across the country, before moving into education as a primary school teacher and later manager of a student support centre. As programme delivery officer at Green Schools Project, Bethany delivers and facilitates our programmes in primary and secondary schools. Outside of work, Bethany enjoys cooking, discovering new music venues and keeping up with her rescue dog Busby!

Cathy Wentworth

Development and Communications Officer

Cathy has worked for a range of organisations in the charity sector for almost 20 years – raising funds and building partnerships with a range of companies, community groups, schools and young people. She is passionate about empowering people to make positive changes in their own sphere of influence and believes that children and young people are natural change-makers. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor swimming, volunteering at her daughters’ primary school, singing in a local choir and sowing, growing and giving cut flowers from her garden in Bristol. 

morgan philips

Advisor

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

Advisor

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

Advisor

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. 

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