Our sustainability strategy has been informed by the Student Eco Council and the Greater Manchester environmental strategy. We wish to play in active role in raising awareness and taking action to make positive changes for all our global futures. We support and will actively work towards supporting change in our community and in supporting the ambition of Manchester to be one of the Greenest Cities in Europe.
The aim of our Sustainability Strategy is to:
- To educate all members of our school community about need for environmental and sustainability practices, ensuring that all can make a positive impact on environmental sustainability within the local and global community.
- To define and measure the environmental impact of the schools’ actions and activities and to subsequently develop and set targets to reduce its negative impact and reduce costs.
- To ensure that both staffs and students are encouraged to play an active role in the schools environmental and sustainability agenda.
- To encourage behavioural changes and increase participation in environmental and sustainability issues.
According to the 'Governors' Guide to Sustainable Schools' (DfES, 2007b), a sustainable school is one that has care as its central value: "care for oneself, care for each other (distant and near, as well as for future generations), care for the environment (from the school grounds to the planet)".
The Chorlton High School Sustainability strategy is the responsibility of all of our school community – as we aim to protect and strengthen our environment for the future of all.