Building a green future

Building a green future

Last month, more than 70,000 school pupils participated in Green Day, the Landscape Institute’s school sustainability programme.

Involving nearly 200 schools, Green Day aims to inspire school pupils and staff to learn about climate change, think about how it relates to their surrounding buildings and landscapes and better inform them about the work of landscape architects.

“It’s great to see so many schools supporting their staff to teach, and their students to learn about landscape and the environment,” said LI Education and Careers Executive Steve Cole. “LI members and secretariat staff have worked extremely hard to develop this campaign and the number of schools we’ve engaged is a real testament to their efforts.”

Pupils took part in a range of activities, from creating a climate change superhero to working in teams to redesign their school grounds.

Green Day will happen again in 2013. If you have children of school age or are involved in your community, why not encourage your local school to sign up to Green Day? Better still, why not offer to talk to them about what you do as a landscape architect? There is an activity kit on the website with lots of ideas for Green Day activities – it’s simple for schools to organise and fun to do.

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