This session will answer the following questions: what does sustainability in schools look like, and how can we work together to catalyse systems change whilst engaging students to advocate for sustainable alternatives? 90% of a school’s environmental impact comes from four areas – transport, buildings, food, and uniforms. Making these sustainable requires a problem-solving approach at the systems level. Schools can have a significant influence and are much more likely to achieve change in these areas by working together rather than by acting individually.
As an agent of change, The Alliance for Sustainable Schools (TASS) harnesses the collective influence of its members, engages with their students, and partners with innovative organisations in their local communities to catalyse systems change in five focus areas – school food, school buses, school uniforms, school buildings and education for sustainability.