Air pollution above average in 41% UK schools

Two-fifths of children heading back to school this September face high levels of polluting gases that can cause asthma and lung inflammation

More than 3.4m children attend schools with toxic air

A new study has found that 27% of UK schools are in areas with high air pollution levels

New partnership formed to help UK schools become carbon-neutral by 2030

Just One Tree and Let’s Go Zero have teamed up to help raise money to stop deforestation and increase biodiversity

Schools save over £500,000 through Co-op Power

Schools working with Co-op Power are saving an average of £50,000 and are using the much-needed money to re-invest back into education at a time of great need

Schools across England ‘wasting more than £326m each year on inefficient lighting’

This means they are also generating more than 572,000 tonnes of unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions annually

NetZero Buildings wins place on framework to deliver net zero schools

The firm will work on developing carbon-positive primary schools and secondary schools, which will be able to generate more energy than they consume

Children exposed to five times more harmful air pollution during school run

A new study has also found children who walked to school via back streets were exposed to the lowest levels of pollution

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Governments agree to strengthen climate education and awareness

The decision will be formally adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Chile in December

Labour pledges to make climate change ‘core part’ of school curriculum

It has set out plans to ensure all young people are educated in schools about the social and environmental impacts of climate change