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English UK publishes ambitious environmental action plan

Published Lynne on Friday, January 14, 2022

English UK Environmental

English UK’s first major project of 2022 is a far-reaching environmental action plan, building on the momentum created around international climate change conference COP26. 

The plan commits the organisation to building a green culture and leading a green transformation across UK ELT. It includes both direct action and the use of the organisation as a platform to encourage and support environmental change in the sector. 

English UK chief executive Jodie Gray said: "We are proud to publish the first environmental and climate action plan for UK ELT. COP26 finished just over two months ago, millions of young people protest around the world each Friday, there is a growing green ELT movement in our sector and last November the English UK board decided sustainability should be a priority for our association. We are ready to take real, ambitious and thoughtful action to champion and advance a greener UK ELT industry. 

“We invite everyone in UK ELT to join us in taking urgent and impactful action to help address the climate and ecological crises. Together we can create and celebrate a green UK ELT sector.” 

In the coming months we will release an industry-wide survey to better understand the action our sector is already taking, how we can support further changes, and hear the ideas and feedback on our plan. We will also form an environmental action group to work with the English UK team to drive through real, lasting change. 

English UK chief executive Jodie Gray said: "We are proud to publish the first environmental and climate action plan for UK ELT. COP26 finished just over two months ago, millions of young people protest around the world each Friday, there is a growing green ELT movement in our sector and last November the English UK board decided sustainability should be a priority for our association. We are ready to take real, ambitious and thoughtful action to champion and advance a greener UK ELT industry." 

Our environmental action plan commits English UK to: 

- prioritising and resourcing environmental action

- reducing our emissions and negative impact from energy, water, transport, consumption, and events

- communicating our plans and actions, and leading by example

- encouraging, helping and promoting member action

- measuring and reporting the carbon footprint of our association

- supporting, amplifying and promoting green UK ELT

- lobbying for environmental action that supports our industry.

Download Turning green: an environmental action plan for the UK ELT sector 

This plan is the second strand of English UK’s corporate social responsibility commitment and comes six months after our antiracism action plan. 



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