Schools asked to choose a 'Green Day' in June

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26 April 2012

Landscape Institute asks schoolchildren and teachers to think about how their school is responding to climate change

Schools in England are responsible for generating roughly the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as Birmingham and Manchester put together.

This summer schoolchildren and teachers from across the UK are being asked to select a day in June to think about green issues and how their school is responding to the challenge of climate change. Pupils can undertake a waste audit, put on an eco-fashion show or design a sustainable city.

Led by the Landscape Institute, the professional body for landscape architects, it is hoped that 'Green Day' will help pupils explore environmental issues as well as acting as a catalyst for schools becoming more sustainable in the future.

"Green Day is simple to run, creative and fun," says Jo Watkins, President of the Landscape Institute. "The aim is to help schools think about the world around them, how they interact with their environment – and how they can make a positive change to their surroundings."

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Sign-up at the Green Day website - http://greendaynetwork.ning.com

For the first time ever, Green Day has its own dedicated website. The site is a dynamic new resource for schools allowing all Green Day participants to share learning and experiences. The fourth edition of the Green Day activity kit is available online. It provides ideas, activities and resources for holding a Green Day. It is designed to work in both primary and secondary school for key stages 1-3.

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