As people are starting to change their daily habits, governments and businesses are taking notice and changing to suit their customers and citizens. Many small actions can build up to big changes. If you and your family and your class. If you all changed little things, they would add up to a bigger whole. Adopting a whole school approach to sustainability in your school or educational institute can lead to a ripple effect that creates change in the wider community. A school is more than simply a place where students gain skills, knowledge and experience. Educational Institutions are businesses, employers, landscape managers, event spaces and community hubs. They are connected to other local businesses and local government, visible to local media, and landmarks for the community as a whole.
Educational Institutes can make positive changes in policies around stationery procurement, catering, site management, energy suppliers, green infrastructure, landscape management, cleaning supplies, pension providers and more. In this way educational institutions can lower their energy and water footprints, improve local biodiversity by creating nature-friendly school grounds and support the green economy. Also, bringing sustainability to life for students by involving them in defining and implementing sustainable practices in your institution can help them to understand and apply these principles beyond the classroom.