Read our latest information sheet developed to help governors and trustees start meaningful conversations that ultimately result in a tangible climate action plan.
The sheet also includes key initiatives featured in the Department for Education's Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems.
NGA's Greener Governance campaign aims to ensure all schools and trusts have a strategy for their contribution to environmental sustainability and to equip governing boards to play their role in overseeing this work.
We are asking every governing board to make the Greener Governance pledge to:
Get started with our guide on developing a whole school approach to sustainability. and introductory webinar presented by Emma Knights
As local leaders making decisions, governors and trustees can make a difference. It falls to governors and trustees to listen to stakeholders, influence positive change and set the conditions to help young people understand the world and develop the skills and attitudes to live fulfilled lives as responsible citizens. The annual governance survey 2020 asked if boards had acted on climate change or environmental sustainability, revealing:
Through the Greener Governance campaign NGA hope to see a rise in those who have acted in the 2022 survey demonstrating boards’ positive action towards environmental sustainability.
Read our latest Governing Matters article A Climate for change, featuring case studies from a variety of schools and trusts.
Find out more in our other articles in the series: Sustainable ambition, Climate in the classroom and Engaging with environmental emergency.