Schools Electricity Carbon Calculator

Calculate your school's electricity carbon footprint.

Carbon Footprint calculator

Measure your current footprint, compare with others in your community, see how your results change over time, make pledges to work towards in future, and more…
Developed by REAP (Resources and Energy Analysis Programme), a research area of the Stockholm Environment Institute set up to focus on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Climate Change Summit Activity

A simulation event which models a world leaders meeting. Students take on the roles of countries, multinationals, NGOs, the media and the Summit Organisers, working alongside a teacher for the full day. Each group researches and prepares for the final event which they organise and control themselves.

Based on an activity developed by DEP (Development Education Project) Manchester

Biodiversity Lesson Plans

A series of lessons about biodiversity linked to the Shanghai Expo of 2010. The lessons look at the importance of biodiversity, the impact of human actions on biodiversity, the threat of climate change and possible solutions. There is also a guide to taking action and glossary of terms.

Activity developed by GAP (Global Action Plan)

Waste Discussion Activity

How can sustainable waste management support good business practice? In this role play activity, students make a business plan for a Chinese biscuit company, with a focus on the environmental impacts of waste and packaging.
Activity developed by GAP (Global Action Plan)

Transport Creative Design Activity

What does the transport of the future look like? Students work in groups to reseach different ways that transport can be powered and use this information to design transport solutions for a new eco-city.
Activity developed by GAP (Global Action Plan)

Water Problem Solving Adaptation Activity

How can we best manage our water resources in a changing climate? In this activity students consider a range of proposals for water adaptation projects in Ningxia, NW China. They must think about the environmental, social and financial impacts of each choice.
Activity developed by GAP (Global Action Plan)

Food Poster Presentation Activity

How does the food we choose to eat affect climate change? This group activity looks at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with different food types and supports students to make presentations about their findings in a role play.
Activity developed by GAP (Global Action Plan)

Energy Debate Activity

How can the energy be provided for a sustainable future for China? This role play activity developed by Global Action Plan considers the advantages and disadvantages of different energy production methods. Pupils take on roles as: Climate Change Scientists, Conservation Scientists, Social Scientists and Economic Scientists and are invited to a conference to debate how best to meet the energy needs of China in a sustainable way.
Activity developed by GAP (Global Action Plan)

What's the carbon footprint of....?

This worksheet looks at the carbon footprint of nine everyday objects and activities. Can you guess which has the biggest carbon footprint?

Sustainable Development Goals

Lesson plans for teaching about the UNs Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability & Environmental Education (SEEd)

A registered charity that identifies, promotes, enables and supports environmental education and education for sustainable development in the UK. The website includes a comprehensive resource list for schools (click on the Schools tab/ Sustainable Schools Resources)

Story books

We have put together a list of storybooks suitable for use with Foundation, KS1 and KS2. They are all on the themes of sustainability and global citizenship and link in well with this project.

Global Steps worksheet

A worksheet that can be used with the Best Foot Forward Global Steps cards - a good way for children and adults to work out their personal ecological footprint. For information about the Global Steps cards and to order a pack, see:

UK & African School Footprint Cards

A downloadable set of cards showing a breakdown of carbon emissions produced by a typical school in the UK and Africa. There are also figures for an "eco-school" in the UK and an African school with higher emissions.

Carbon Partners Animation

Download the Carbon Partners homepage animation for use in your classroom.

Power Down

Action Aid’s PowerDown toolkit has a good 5 minute video which makes the connection between cutting energy use in the UK in order to reduce the impact of climate change in other countries.

Act On CO2

There are loads of ways you can reduce your CO2 emissions – here are 21 for starters from the government’s Act On CO2 website!

Lots of them are things that can be done at home like insulating your house and not wasting food so get parents involved too!


1010 is a campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10% each year, starting in 2010. See which celebrities, schools and large organisations have already signed up to this commitment.