In 2019, Liskeard School created the Green Charter to help promote sustainability and to do our bit to protect the planet. Since its launch, all secondary schools across Cornwall have signed up to the Charter and collectively we are looking at ways to help the environment and reduce our impact on climate change.
As educators, we are committed to teach our young people to be environmentally literate and to develop their knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to practise and promote sustainability in their community.
As organisations, we are committed to ensure any decisions we make about our working practice take into account the impact on the environment, with the aim of adopting sustainable practices wherever possible.
- Collectively declare a climate emergency.
- Attend student Eco-Conferences and host these where possible.
- Gain Eco-School status within two years, then maintain it thereafter.
- Significantly reduce the use of single-use plastic with the aim of becoming ‘plastic free’.
- Create a garden, pond, orchard, vegetable plot, bee hive and/or farm on site.
- Promote the benefits of eating local produce and/or eating less meat.
- Engage with parents & the local community to promote sustainable action in the home.
- Engage with another school (nationally or internationally) about action in schools.
- Support Cornwall Council’s aim to become carbon neutral by:
- reducing energy consumption by at least 10%
- using some form of renewable energy source on site, where possible
- buying energy from renewable suppliers, where possible
- Explore ways to lessen the impact of petrol and diesel vehicles on the environment.
Our student councils are driving forward the Green Charter in our schools.