South Africa celebrates Top 7 schools for GSS up-scaling

An enlightening few days learning from local green schools culminated with a national celebratory event attended by the top 7 GSS schools selected in the province. This was combined with the annual Water Explorer Top Team event. Each school was given an opportunity to showcase their environmental achievements and motivate for the future funding of […]

Learning from Schools

For the Africa Exchange workshop visits were organised to some local Water Explorer schools that were already excelling in their implementation of various environmental projects to learn from their sustainability practices. The delegates were impressed by a selection of the low-tech projects that are having a huge impact on the ground. Such projects included the […]

GSS Africa Exchange workshop

During the last week of October, the South Africa Water Explorer team, Bridget Ringdahl and Julia Colvin held their first workshop with delegates from fellow African countries; Namibia and Uganda, where an exchange of ideas and practical tips for the implementation of environmental education programs for schools was the agenda. A number of renowned environmental […]

Suriname Prepares for Launch

Suriname Prepares for Launch

Paramaribo, 10/30/2019 This morning, the first Global Search for Sustainable Schools Workshop, provided by Humphrey H. Bergraaf Jr, of the SuWaMa Foundation at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (MINOWC) for primary educational inspectors was conducted. In Suriname this project is being carried out under the name Eco School Suriname. The educational inspectors have received […]

Around 250 submissions received in Brazil

Around 250 submissions received in Brazil

The submission phase of the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil has just finished and almost 250 plans from schools from all over the country were submitted. The selection process has begun and the final results will be available on November 18th. Five schools – one per Brazilian region – will be selected based on […]

Final Call for Brazil’s Search for Sustainable Schools!

Final Call for Brazil’s Search for Sustainable Schools!

As the deadline for submissions approaches, several public schools have expressed their interest in joining Brazil’s Search for Sustainable Schools. Over 50 schools from all over the country have already submitted their proposals, and many other are making the final remarks on their Action Plans. Because of the high demand, Akatu Institute will extend the […]

Brazil Search for Sustainable Schools Kicks Off

Brazil Search for Sustainable Schools Kicks Off

The Akatu Institute launched the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil (in Portuguese, it´s called “Desafio Escolas Sustentáveis”) on the 19th August 2019 and is accepting submissions until the 15th October 2019 via their website (https://edukatu.org.br/escolas_sustentaveis).  The criteria for the selection of the Brazilian school projects, based on the global criteria, are as below: Project […]

Building the Global Criteria

Building the Global Criteria

Posted by Team on August 1, 2019 in ESD

Each country will develop its own criteria, based on the broad criteria which has been developed in partnership with the implementing countries, observer countries and advisors. It is based on the Whole Schools approach championed by UNESCO, which has four areas of action: school governance, teaching and learning, facilities and operations, and community partnerships.

Introducing the Global Search for Sustainable Schools!

Introducing the Global Search for Sustainable Schools!

Nine countries across the world are coming together to run national competitions that will ask students to submit plans for making their schools sustainable. The winning schools will be given grants to implement their ideas from the beginning of 2020, turning their dreams into reality with the support of experts from their country and around the world.