The climate emergency provides the theme of this year’s sustainable schools programme

A total of 21 schools have joined the Escoles + Sostenibles programme, which this year focuses on the climate emergency, air pollution and the future of the planet. Over the school year, pupils will be working on projects to improve sustainability in their school and surroundings.

16/10/2019 14:27 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The city is to declare the climate emergency on 1 January 2020 with a document which is currently being developed by two hundred entities, experts and representatives from all administrations.

The issue was also the focus of the latest UN summit, where the Mayor, Ada Colau, called for a global alliance to make action more effective.

In this respect, the Escoles + Sostenibles programme has made the climate emergency one of its priority themes for this school year. The network, which has been operating for 19 years, includes 358 city schools.

Transformation with students

During the current school year, each centre will develop its own project to improve sustainability in their school and surroundings, with direct participation by students and teachers. Projects can include:

  • Organic allotments
  • Compost systems
  • Sustainable mobility proposals
  • Proposals for better air quality and noise levels
  • Responsible consumption ideas
  • Water and energy saving systems

The welcome ceremony by the Escoles + Sostenibles network for the 2019-2020 school year was held in the Saló de Cent hall today, with 240 pupils and teachers from 43 schools taking part.


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