"We can all adopt sustainable development, respecting both man and nature - and alter our production and consumption habits. Everyone can make a difference, starting right now." (Sustainable schools award guidelines)
The previous government stipulated that every school should be a 'sustainable school' by 2020. A national framework was introduced to help schools identify how to take steps towards this aim. This framework included 8 'doorways' - areas where sustainability could be developed or improved.
The doorways are shown below and, where relevant, give further information on how involvement with Fairtrade can help schools towards this aim.
|Food and Drink||
This gateway of the sustainable schools award encourages schools to provide healthy, local and sustainable food and drink and to commit to the environment and social responsibility.
|Energy and Water|
|Travel and Traffic|
|Purchasing and Waste||This gateway encourages sustainable consumption of products produced with high ethical and environmental standards.|
|Buildings and Grounds|
|Inclusion and Participation||This gateway encourages schools to instil a long-lasting respect for human rights, freedoms and creative expression.|
This gateway encourages schools to be models of good citizenship through active support for the well-being of the global environment and community.