Reduce your school's CO2 emissions

Children walking to school (photo Niall Benvie/WTPL)

Develop a green travel plan and encourage pupils to walk or cycle to school (photo Niall Benvie/WTPL)

High CO2 emissions are harmful to the environment and contribute to climate change. There are lots of things you can do to reduce your school's emissions.

Your school can earn one point on the Green Tree Schools Award if you complete any of the following:

  • Produce a school travel plan to encourage walking, cycling, bus travel and car sharing.
  • Participate in Walk to School Week.
  • Reduce energy consumption, for example:
    • Switching off lights
    • Switching to energy-saving lightbulbs
    • Closing doors
    • Turning off radiators instead of opening windows
    • Not leaving computers and TVs on standby
    • Closing curtains at night to keep heat in

How to claim your point

Register or log onto the Green Tree Schools Award and go to the available activities tab. Click on the add link alongside this activity and tell us you have reduced your school's CO2 emissions.

One point will be automatically added to your account.

Green Tree Schools Award

Child with gold Green Tree Schools Award plaque

Celebrate woods and trees with our Green Tree Schools Award. Earn points for completing activities and collect rewards for your school. It's great fun and completely free.

Take part