OTHER RESOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS
You may find the websites below useful when working on waste and litter with a global
dimension in your school.
Commonwealth Common Waste
A Key Stage 3 Citizenship resource by Gem-K (Global Education Milton Keynes). Includes
lesson plans, worksheets and resources.
The Grameen Foundation
Company who offers affordable telecommunications in a sustainable and empowering
way. Villagers can start a business renting out a recycled mobile phone in places
otherwise remote and inaccessible. Example of a micro-finance scheme that helps
ensure market prices for products, keeping families in touch and using profits for
education, nutrition and health.
Message in the Waves
Video of the environmental challenges to people and marine wildlife of plastic pollution
in Hawaii. Has a wider global message "I am rich - I've got everything I need" "If
you have the privilege of enjoying something, you have the responsibility to protect
A company that will organise textile collections from schools for recycling. Can
also earn money for your school.
Another company that organises textiles recycling collections from schools and pays
school by the tonne.
Ink cartridge and mobile phone recycling scheme that helps schools develop enterprise
and fund raising skills as well as being more eco-friendly.
Vision Aid Overseas
Opportunity to donate spectacles via opticians to benefit communities overseas.
Education for All
As many schools are refurbished under the Building Schools for the Future scheme,
this organisation rescues, re-uses and recycles school furniture to provide sustainable
learning environments overseas.
Debbie Campbell has written a number of musical productions for pupils to perform
on environmental themes. One Planet Future written on behalf of WWF looks at our
wasteful society and the need to recycle to protect our planet.
WWF One Planet Schools
A range of resources and activities on each of the sustainable schools doorways including purchasing and waste
http://wwflearning.org.uk/oneplanetschools/ Sign up for their 'Learn', the WWF free termly resource for schools on sustainability
and teaching or request a back copy of their special 'Learn' edition on waste.
The National waste and litter campaigning group who run Eco-Schools. Get pupils
involved in issues on their own back yard.
Sustainable Schools East Midlands
Case studies from the East Midlands of schools work on the sustainable schools doorways
- find out what other schools are doing on waste, litter and the global dimension.
Also includes information about providers who can support sustainable schools work.