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Interesting if you want to launch a whole-school approach to Sustainability in your school and appoint a Sustainability Manager to lead the School Sustainability Strategy.

Resources created:
Benchmark analysis & Materiality report
Tool-kit to establish a Sustainability Strategy in your school
E-learning to teach Sustainability 

Project sheet 

Sustainability managers @ school is a two-year project (2021-2023) funded by the Erasmus Plus programme. Euphoria Net is the coordinator and will work together with other 4 partners: Formethic (France), Logopsycom (Belgium), Smart Nest (Latvia) and Europe for You (Czech Republic). In addition, each partner will have to select an “Ambassador school” to implement jointly the project and showcase the results produced over the project.

The partners are all experts in Corporate Social Responsibility and the creation of educational tools.


Project objectives

The general idea behind this project is to develop a “whole-school approach” to sustainability.

That is why we would like to provide schools, especially high schools, with a set of tools and knowledge to facilitate such a process and their evolution into “green-sustainable schools”.

The process to embrace sustainable principles and good practices is often been linked to class projects or single activities promoted by very active teachers. Such actions represent very positive practices but at the same time lots of energy and limited results.

The “whole-school approach”, very much popular in Australia and US, aims at creating Sustainable Schools communities, where all the school took together moves in the same direction: implementing a “School Sustainability Strategy”.

We understand that for schools sometimes could be challenging to implement all the activities that we will propose, but the main idea is to start thinking of Sustainability as an overall school strategy, regardless of the number of actions put in place by each school.

As any given strategy, it will need to be coordinated, developed, and monitored. As a result, we expect that this approach is firstly endorsed by the headmaster. Secondly, we believe that he/she will need to be supported by a manager, or better said, a Sustainability manager at school.

The role of sustainability manager is becoming among the top searched professions in Europe and internationally. Project partners believe that it is time also for European schools to act in this direction and assign such roles to their staff.

In the project, we are going to create a benchmark analysis and materiality report to base our work on a genuine analysis incorporating the real needs of schools; e-learning to prepare teachers regarding sustainability and what it really means in practice; last but not least, a model and tool-kit to developing a sustainable strategy at school level.


Available results 

1) Benchmark analysis & Materiality report: we developed a study analysis among schools and their stakeholders to identify the key stakes relevant for any “Green School”. When we refer to a “whole-school approach”, it is strategic to understand the different aspects of schools to be treated as priority to endorse sustainable principles and turn them into practice. 
Link to the resources: GOOD PRACTICES | SchoolSustainability (school-sustainability.eu) and MATERIALITY REPORT | SchoolSustainability (school-sustainability.eu) 

2) Tool-kit to establish a Sustainability Strategy in your school: you can follow a step-by-step path and replicate the proposed model. We have created various resources to facilitate the implementation of the Sustainability Strategy, including practice sheets (Sustainability strategy document and other resources), challenges, escape rooms and Monitoring tools.
Link to the resources: STEP-BY-STEP TOOL-KIT | SchoolSustainability (school-sustainability.eu) 

3) E-learning to teach Sustainability and how to develop the School Sustainability Strategy: E-LEARNING | SchoolSustainability (school-sustainability.eu) 

All the results are in Italian, English, Latvian, Czech and French. 

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Project No.  2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000023921

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