The London Sustainable Schools Forum exists to make connections between people across London who are trying to help schools become more sustainable.
We are teachers, local authority officers, third sector workers, private sector workers, governors and others who volunteer our time to run LSSF.
Our aim is for every school in London to be sustainable by 2020...
...but the task to make London schools sustainable by 2020 is far too big to do alone...
...and since we volunteer our time for LSSF we are really grateful for everyone that helps us.
We are trying to build a connected community of support for schools across London. We come together once a term in a Central London school to meet, inspire, discuss, share, support, create and plan.
And we'll gladly work with, and support, anyone else who is doing this!
"decisions are made
by those who turn up"
(President Bartlett, The West Wing)
What do we do for LSSF?
We do 'sustainability'
Our forum is made up of people who work in different areas of sustainability. Many of us offer schools opportunities to support them in becoming more sustainable places. Collectively we work with or in many London schools.
Click here to see some of the opportunities we offer.
We listen to gurus
Loads of people give us great advice. We would like to particularly thank GLA's Annette Figueiredo, Nusrat Yousef at LSDC, Judy Ling Wong from Sowing the Seeds, Marius Greaves from the Environment Agency, Matthew Walker from Thames Water and Jake Reynolds from Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leaders.
We do boring stuff
We have a small, voluntary administration team made up of Martin Crabbe (Chair), Anna Portch (Deputy Chair), Jenni Wiggle (Strategic Advisor), Beth Barber (LEEF) and Chris Robson (Empty Classroom Day Co-ordinator).
We work with dirty people
We work closely with our friends at Project Dirt - Nick, James, Cath and Mark to help us promote our projects and develop our community.
We usually get outside to do stuff
A growing group of schools and organisations work together through Empty Classroom Day. This project is co-ordinated by Chris Robson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click here to find out more about Empty Classroom Day.
We form cliques
Smaller groups meet as appropriate to plan new projects.