Schools & Colleges

Welcome to People & Planet’s School & College Network

Jane and Sasha behind their Fairtrade stall at Cirencester College

We want to help school and college students to challenge world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

At People & Planet, we believe in encouraging and empowering young people to become active global citizens. We’ll support them to make a real difference on issues such as climate change and global poverty.

Students can campaign to end the links between our universities and the fossil fuel industry with the Fossil Free campaign and defend human rights throughout college supply chains with the Sweatshop Free campaign.

Our Achievements

  • Our work with schools and colleges was shortlisted for the 2011 EAUC’s Green Gown Award

  • We were shortlisted for the 2010 Guardian Charity Awards.

  • We created and rolled out the concept of awarding schools Fairtrade status. Today there are over 100 Fairtrade secondary schools.

  • We have introduced a Green Education Declaration for schools and colleges, encouraging education institutions to demonstrate their commitment to cutting carbon emissions.

  • We have converted over 65 colleges to using green electricity.

  • Each year, with our support, students learn valuable skills, run successful campaigns and hold fantastic events like Fairtrade Fashion Shows.

So what are you waiting for?