Youth and education spaces have been driving forces for action and change in the climate, human rights, and pro-democracy movements, and schools play an important role in shaping young people’s awareness, habits, and principles that come with creating a better, plastic-free world.
This manual will equip students with campaigning tools to convince administrators to change policies in procuring single-use plastic in school.
This manual will equip teachers and administrators with the tools to implement changes in school or university policies.
Steps to building a Plastic-free Campus
Understand the need to go plastic-free
Learn first about the science behind plastic, and its harmful impacts on the people and the planet.
Build the program
An introduction to program planning around the plastic-free campus campaign.
Know the situation
Determine where your school community is at in terms of plastic use and waste management.
Set goals, craft messages
Learn how to set realistic and resonant campaign goals and messages.
A quick guide to launching actions – from raising awareness to fighting for institutional reforms around plastic use.
Build on gains
Note on how to scale the campaign or redirect efforts, based on what has been achieved.