What will I get?

1. University Student Volunteer
A university student volunteer will be able to help to run the regular meetings of the Eco-Team and support the projects. For secondary schools they can also provide guidance on applications to and life at university.

2. Expert visits

Three visits across the year from an expert with experience of running highly successful environmental projects in schools to support the programme’s implementation.

    • The first visit will be to meet key people at the school and to deliver an assembly to improve understanding of climate change and recruit an Eco-Team.
    • The second is to accompany the student volunteer on their first visit.
    • The third can be used for staff training, energy use reduction support or any other support that the school requires.
3. Support Materials

Guides, resources and templates to help plan and structure the work of the Eco-Team including resources on:

    • Learning about the climate and ecological crises
    • Running an energy saving campaign
    • Reducing local air pollution
    • Encouraging wildlife
    • Reducing waste
    • Growing food
    • Reducing litter
    • Holding an environment day
4. Online student portal
    • Pupils in the Eco-Team will get a student login which will provide access to interactive tasks.
    • When they upload evidence that they have achieved each task they will be awarded points which will help the school to climb the leaderboard, providing competition with other schools.
5. Access to other Eco-friendly opportunities

Save time looking for other opportunities to get involved in by looking at the Green Schools Project Noticeboard. This outlines details of a variety of environmental, cost saving and grant funding opportunities that support the programme.

6. On-going support

Support is available according to your needs at any stage from an expert with first-hand experience of implementing these projects.

How Do I Get Started?


Click on Go Green to register.

You will then be able to download the coordinator guide which provides more information about how the programme works. You will also find details of two options to choose from depending on the level of support you would like.

Whichever you choose you will be taking an important step to help your students to build skills, and enable them to play a role in protecting the natural world and the living planet.