Schools have a crucial role to play in the future of our planet

Through sustainable educational experiences comes real, lasting change.

IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN ZERO CARBON

While starting on your journey to carbon neutrality, your flagship site will provide great opportunities for your school community to learn about climate change and sustainability.

We help every step of the way, from creating your woodland to offsetting the school’s carbon footprint and cultivating unique, sustainable educational experiences.

We can professionally assess all aspects of your footprint and provide a proven solution to make your school carbon neutral, over a time frame that works for you.

Commit to offset your school’s carbon emissions. Give Staff and Students an opportunity to plant native broadleaf trees to offset their own carbon footprints too.

Take the first step by making your sustainability plan with us.

EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY

Equip them with the tools to overcome the environmental challenges caused by previous generations. Help them work to minimise their impact on the planet for future generations too.

LET US BE THE LINK

We identify the opportunity and provide proposals 

We prepare and register your relevant grant applications

We design your ‘wood for good’ and biodiversity enhancements

We offset the school’s carbon footprint

We deliver your ‘Wanderlands’ for students and staff

We support unique sustainable educational experiences

Sustainable educational experiences on climate change for net-zero carbon schools

YOUR VERY OWN 'WANDERLANDS'

A special place for students, staff, parents, and wider community to inspire positive climate change.

This biodiverse ecosystem, on campus, will become the core of your schools sustainability story and legacy for generations to come.

When is a tree not just a tree?

When it’s part of a wider sustainability plan to educate generations to come. Come and make a difference with Wanderlands.

FAQs

Woodland creation for carbon offsets creates experiential learning opportunities and sustainable educational experiences, by taking climate change outside of the classroom. Activities that include students in the process, for example, by taking part in tree planting, or tracking the woodland with habitat and biodiversity surveys, empowers them to turn awareness of climate change into positive action.

Schools account for around 2% of UK greenhouse gas emissions and 15% of the country’s public sector emissions. Beyond the emissions directly associated with school operations and activities, schools play a critical role by shaping behavioural change in wider society. 42% of all UK households are home to school-age children and many studies have found that children who are schooled on climate change can have a significant impact in encouraging more sustainable thinking and behaviour in their families and communities.

The largest emissions source for schools tends to stem from energy use in school buildings. While the education sector is responsible for only 2.1% of non-domestic building stock in the UK, school buildings account for 5.7% of non-domestic energy use. The Let’s Go Zero campaign, which encourages schools to commit to reaching net-zero by 2030, has outlined eight key impact areas for schools to consider when forming their sustainability plans. 

Nature-based solutions have the potential to play a significant role in society’s shift to a net-zero economy. Research suggests that nature-based solutions can provide over one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 (UN). Planting locally, as near to your school as possible, means that the social and wellbeing benefits can be felt directly by your community, through the creation of well-managed and accessible green space. 

The Let’s Go Zero campaign, which aims to get schools to commit to net zero by 2030, defines a zero carbon school as ‘one that, on its site and through all its activities and procurement, does not contribute to climate change through carbon emissions.’

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