Sustainability film competition launches for schools

Spearheaded by Let’s Go Zero and IKEA, the campaign is part of wider efforts to bring all 32,000 UK school campuses to net zero by 2030. 

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The competition asks for film submissions from pupils and teachers which focus on sustainability plans at their school. Four winner will be selected, and each is then offered a choice of three ‘sustainability’ bundles, each worth £1,500.

The kits contain everything needed to establish and outdoor learning area, swap shop for uniforms and other items, and sustainability hubs offering space to learn about climate issues. The last two types of project were among the winners of IKEA x Let’s Go Zero’s 2022 film competition. 

To be eligible, films should look at initiatives which are already underway or likely to be introduced soon, how this will impact on the school community, who would benefit from the space, and the opportunities that would arise from the prize money itself. Submissions should be no longer than 90seconds, feature teachers and pupils, and include the choice of bundle if the clip is successful. The closing date is Monday 19th February.

‘This project will bring inspiring ideas and spaces to life to help young people learn about our environment and develop sustainable behaviours. I’m really looking forward to seeing this year’s IKEA x Let’s Go Zero competition winners and the impact their projects will have, bringing climate action into their schools,’ said Alex Green, head of Let’s Go Zero.

Find more information on Let’s Go Zero, and the film competition run with IKEA, here.

More on sustainability and schools: 

Citizen science project turns UK schools into air quality monitoring stations

WATCH: Kensington schools get £11.6m energy retrofit

COP can only improve with more meaningful youth engagement

Image: Thomas William


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