Environmental Learning Opportunities for All

Since holding the title of European Green Capital in 2015, learning about the environment and sustainability continues to grow across Bristol. We’re keen to empower citizens to drive positive changes in their local communities to reflect the green image that is imbedded in the city’s reputation.


  1. Sustainable Learning

  2. Since holding the title of European Green Capital in 2015, learning about the environment and sustainability continues to grow across Bristol with fantastic opportunities for schools and teachers.
  3. Sustainable Learning, which is part of Bristol Learning City, supports and encourages teachers to build sustainability and environmental messages into their teaching.
  4. Sustainable Learning's website connects teachers with FREE high-quality curriculum resources, expert eco knowledge, field trip locations and upcoming events. Teachers can find inspiration from hundreds of free lesson plans and resources for every subject, which meet curriculum objectives whilst exploring environmental themes and sustainability.
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  6. Eco-Schools

  7. Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest schools programme in the world.
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  9. For more than 20 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness. Eco-Schools improves pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and also creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.
  10. The Sustainable Learning Team work directly with Bristol schools for FREE to help them on their journey of being an Eco-School and achieving the Green Flag award! The team can provide a whole range of support from school visits to imaginative resources and ideas, from advice on how to make Eco-Schools manageable, to links to local experts. The team also organise regular network and training gatherings, one-to-one support, pre-assesments and inspirational skill swaps.
  11. Going for Green Competition for Bristol schools!
  12. This academic year (2016-17), the Sustainable Learning Team are inviting as many Bristol schools as possible to become an Eco-School and to gain the prestigious Green Flag award. As an incentive, there will be a prize draw for all primary schools that have submitted their Green Flag application by the Easter holidays and the top prize is an incredible £500. The school that wins can spend the money on classroom recycling bins, an inspirational field trip, school based workshops, an exciting visitor or perhaps an improvement to the schools nature?
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  14. For more information about Eco-Schools, visit:
  15. Eco-Community

  16. Sustainable Learning have launched an Eco-Community pilot project with Hannah More Primary School in Bristol.
  17. This extremely exciting project aims to develop the primary school beyond the Eco-Schools remit, establishing a central hub of sustainable learning opportunities for all. A network of community groups, religious organisations, businesses, authorities (such as the police) and expert providers (such as bee keepers, gardeners and forest school leaders) will come together to raise awareness of sustainability issues and encourage the local community to create and sustain a positive change in the environment around them.
  18. There are lots activities planned at the school from outdoor learning, forest schools, pond perfection and community clean ups.
  19. A variety of volunteers came together on Tuesday 24th January for willow pruning at the school:
  20. Upcoming events and volunteering opportunities include: