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Green Day 2010

Green Day 2010 involved 250,000 pupils in more than a thousand primary and secondary schools between 4 June and 2 July.

Green Day 2010 was fun! Schools did a large range of activities helping pupils and staff to better understand how to make their schools more sustainable. In the lead up to Green Day 2010, 17 training events were run across the country to help support schools. Teachers could also access comprehensive on-line information.

The whole school was off timetable investigating climate change. It was amazing!
A teacher at a community college in Sheffield

Green Day also had some serious effects. Participating schools told us that in the future more pupils and staff will be involved in sustainability work; less electricity and water will be used and buildings and spaces will be used to further enhance the curriculum.

Working together

We Are What We Do, is a new kind of movement inspiring people to change the world one small action at a time. Their Green Day website allows schools to share the great activities that they’ve done.

Many local authorities and over 500 local organisations and businesses across the country supported schools to deliver better Green Days and build their understanding of sustainability.

Green Day 2009 and 2008

Green Day 2009

In 2009, 404 schools from eight cities held a Green Day. Teachers from Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool benefitted from information and training, and 120,000 pupils were inspired by sustainability activities.

Green Day 2008

The first Green Day was held in Birmingham in summer 2008 as part of the Climate Change Festival. Over 200 schools from Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds took part.