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Sustainable Schools

BASIC 21 is a sustainability award that offers a framework for action, guidance, information and support to all Birmingham Schools on nine Sustainable Development themes. Action might involve the curriculum, school site, community activity, special events or a combination of themes.

Evidence is collated through a face to face audit and consultation with Heads and other teachers, a tour of the school followed by a presentation performed by Schools Council’s or Eco Councils at an Award Ceremony: themes are:-

  • Purchasing and Waste
  • Food and Drink
  • School Buildings and Grounds
  • Inclusion and participation
  • Transport
  • Energy and Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Global Dimensions
  • Local Wellbeing

The BASIC 21 award is a mark of recognition for work a school has already carried out, and to achieve this award you have to have been involved with five of the above themes including the ‘Energy and Water’. A free Energy Audit is also offered to your school within the BASIC 21 consultation process to help your school save money and cut carbon.

If you want more information please call 0121 303 5449 or 07766 925284 or email sustainabilityteam@birmingham.gov.uk