Australian children plant 'shade trees' and carry out energy audits

Lots of exciting stuff is happening at the Dourroughby Environmental Education Centre in Australia.

Children from the schools involved have carried out energy audits in their schools and helped school leaders develop energy-saving action plan. They used lux metres to measure energy and explored the use of solar energy and mini-generators.

They have also explored how much energy different types of lights use and some children planted shade trees to keep their classroom cooler. Inspiring stuff! 

Singapore strides ahead with Eco Stewardship

Incredible things happening in Singapore! This inspirational video of the Eco Stewardship programme shows children growing their own mushrooms and other vegetables for use in school lunches and donating to the community.

A full scale recycling programme links home and school, giving children an in-depth understanding of the process and impact of recycling.

The schools' infrastructure is environmentally sound, using solar panels, energy efficient lights and fans and a range of other things. This shows children how their carbon footprint can be reduced in a practical and real way.

Children have a real sense of pride in their school and are developing the skills to be leaders in environmental issues. Truly inspirational stuff!

New Zealand children protect blue penguins

New Zealand environmental award winning school explains their projects.

USA pupils plant milkweed to save butterflies

Winner of the Harmony Hero award, Sauk Prairie, a Wisconsin teacher has taken eco education above and beyond with her nature-based active education programme which allows children to really see the impact of their actions.

UK pupils make a difference with the Eco Schools Green Flag programme

Pupils from the UK engage in a range or environmental activities to improve their environment and save energy.

Copenhagen School raising the bar with 12,000 solar panels!

An amazing design, using 12,000 solar panels, which covers a lot of the school's energy.

This remarkable school also compresses their waste cardboard and sells it and ensures all food waste is going to feed local pigs.

These and other actions show the children and school community that it is possible to make a difference and helps to create the warm community atmosphere.

Green waste turned into electricity in Punahou School, Hawaii 

What a great experience for children to see the green waste being turned into compost, and even more amazing - turned into electricity! What a brilliant science lesson! Inspirational!

Green School, Bali, children eat food they've grown themselves and cut water usage by using composting toilets

Children at The Green School, Bali, eat food they have grown themselves, which helps children become aware of their local environment.

A syllabus that includes creativity, entrepreneureship and connection to nature equips children with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in the future.

The school uses minimal water through the use of composting toilets and other means.

Children are encouraged to embark on projects that have meaning for themselves and that have a positive impact on the world.