The Let’s Go Zero campaign is urging schools to pledge to go zero carbon within a decade. Here, campaign manager Alex Green explains what is involved. We also hear from the Eco Team at St Francis Xavier School, one of those leading the campaign. They tell us about their work, including their recent letter lobbying chancellor Rishi Sunak for his support

Alex Green, Let’s Go Zero, Schools manager

Schools across the UK have thrown themselves behind a campaign declaring their aim to become zero carbon by 2030 – with more than 100 trailblazer schools signing up within less than a month of our launch last term.

This gives the Let’s Go Zero campaign the voice of 57,214 students and 8,638 school staff – with many more to come.

Let’s Go Zero, spearheaded by climate solutions charity Ashden, was launched last term at the Youth Climate Summit. The campaign intends to showcase low-carbon solutions from schools at the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow, which takes place this coming November.

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