Our work clearly demonstrates that young people want climate action that addresses the emergency but in a way that is fair, with responsibility shared. Through our evidence-based Climate Action Toolkit we are looking to ensure that 11 to 18 years olds are supported to carry out action, but also that their voices are heard and that they are included in decision making at all levels.
The charity InterClimate Network (ICN) will support secondary school students, and teachers, engage your school community on climate action.
We will offer support and resources including:
An online Climate Action Survey and bespoke insights report - supporting you to understand what climate action students are currently doing and what are their barriers and motivators for action.
Student-led resources to create campaigns for climate action in your school.
£500 per school to support students implement their climate action plans.
Take a look at the 5 Steps in the 'How to Start' section for details on this toolkit, including tips on signing up and completing the ChangeX 30 Day Challenge.
Background to the project
Schools across the UK are planning and delivering a wide range of climate-friendly steps, such as reducing waste, making buildings more efficient, or encouraging greener travel. InterClimate Network’s (ICN) research reports (2021 and 2022) showed that a majority of secondary students are already motivated to make a difference.
Success in this area means having the support of the whole school community. Students – and staff – have lots of different views, and there will be different activities and approaches that can help motivate them. This is where the Climate Action Toolkit comes in, giving as many students as possible their say on climate action in a school-wide online survey, and using behaviour change approaches to support climate action campaigns that go further - more targeted, more creative, more impact.