Jonathan Dykes, Co-founder and President, Green Standard Schools
As we all know, the world is racing towards an environmental catastrophe that can only be halted by immediate and persistent action. Not just action on a geo-political scale, but action by schools, businesses, and individuals in their every-day habits and behaviours. Language schools, especially those schools that recruit students from abroad, need to play their part, and they can do this in many different ways.
Green Standard Schools is a not-for-profit association that has been established in order to encourage the adoption of rigorous environmental standards across the language teaching industry. We award accreditation to schools that can demonstrate a serious commitment to environmental sustainability, and we’re also developing a range of study materials for learners of English, French and Spanish, designed to help schools integrate environmental themes into their classes more frequently.
This presentation will outline the aims of the association, how the accreditation system works, and how accreditation could be of real benefit to schools, as well as having a positive impact on the environment.
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