The Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network was set up in 1999 and is open to all schools in Stafford Borough. The Network organises regular half-termly meetings and provides resources and expertise; help in solving problems and answering questions; hands-on training; discretionary grant funding for projects; and an opportunity for schools to share good practice. The Network is considered a showcase of local authority best practice.
Here are its aims:
- To encourage sustainable development activity in schools, especially, though not solely, via the England Eco-Schools programme
- To provide advice and access to expertise, and give a pointer to other sources of help
- To help provide practical assistance eg conservation work in school grounds
- To help develop or find out about resources, including funding
- To run an annual Eco-Action Day
- To look after the Eco-Schools Mascot – Elliot the Eco-Bat – and his Blog!
- To generate mutual encouragement
- To link up to other SBC sustainable development initiatives, such as Stafford Borough Green Awards, the ‘There is No Planet B’ Environmental Art Exhibition and Competition, activities on our Local Nature Reserves, Fairtrade, Doorstep Walks for Health, cycling initiatives etc
All schools within or close to Stafford Borough; staff at SBC involved with sustainable development and climate change, waste management and recycling and health; officers at SCC involved with energy management in schools, waste management, green travel and educational transformation; staff at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust; we also have support and input from lots of other organisations such as Sustainability Matters, Transition Town Stafford, the Royal Horticultural Society, Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) and several others.
Minutes and Agendas of our Meetings
Please have a look at our minutes and agendas from our regular half termly meetings. You will see the range of issues we look at and find lots of contact details and ideas too.