ISP Futures

ISP Futures

learning area

Environment

Age Range

5 -18

Dates

All year-round

Participants per school

Open to all

Format

Online (campaign & collaborative project)

At ISP we have made a commitment to building a more environmentally sustainable world.

Through the ISP Futures campaign we want to support our students to take action, for our schools to deliver Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and to offset and reduce our environmental impact as a wider organisation.

Working together, ISP schools are making positive changes, reducing our environmental impact, and creating a community of environmentally aware citizens.

Through ISP Futures we have SIX core commitments:

  1. Reducing the environmental impact of ISP through carbon offsetting by reforestation through our partnership with Tree-Nation.
  2. Reducing the environmental impact of the ISP by supporting our schools and offices to become more sustainable.
  3. Raising awareness of environmental issues amongst ISP staff, students, and wider school communities.
  4. Supporting students to develop their knowledge and understanding of environmental issues including biodiversity, deforestation, the carbon cycle and climate change.
  5. Supporting students to develop valuable transferable skills such as event organisation, project management and teamwork.
  6. Providing opportunities for staff and students to connect on environmental issues and solutions and learn from each other.

Grants for student-led projects

As part of the ISP Futures campaign teams of ISP students are invited to apply for a small grant to deliver their own environmental project. This could be something in their school or within the wider school community.

Through the application process students will gain valuable experience in teamwork, project planning, and writing an application. The opportunity to lead a project of their own idea promotes leadership, and support students to develop transferable skills in project management.

Sharing with each other

Throughout the year, students from different schools will have the opportunity to present their projects, discuss and learn from each other.

Global awareness days

We also invite ISP schools organise activities to raise awareness locally around international environmental awareness days, such as Earth Day and World Environment Day. For each event that ISP takes part in there is a mini challenge, such as a litter pick, upcycled art workshop or spending time in nature.

Last year

Last year we planted a tree for every ISP student and member of staff – a total of 50,263 trees in reforestation projects around the world or 6529.19 t CO2 offset. We also experienced impressive creativity from schools as part of several global awareness days!

I am very excited about being part of a team of teachers who are committed to moving towards a more sustainable school. Now, with ISP Futures, we are looking forward to sharing our experiences and getting new ideas for our school.

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