Join Camden’s first schools sustainability projects Dragons’ Den

News – Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

 

Would you like to support sustainability projects in schools?

We are inviting businesses to join our pioneering dragons’ den-style panel to support sustainability projects in Camden schools on Friday 24 May.

Early April saw the launch of the new sustainability steering group for students of year 8 and 9 (12 to 14 years old) ‘The Sustainers’. This pupil-led steering group will have two key responsibilities, contribute to the identification of local environmental priorities as well as potential solutions and, take a lead on the development of a sustainability project in their schools. The project is being delivered in partnership with Transition Town Camden and will be trialled for one academic year with the involvement of six schools, these are Acland Burghley, William Ellis, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill Girls, Haverstock and UCL Academy.

In order to support the schools’ projects and enable positive local change, we are organising a dragons’ den-style event, where schools involved will be presenting their sustainability project proposals with the aim of sharing ideas and pitching to local business for support.

Being part of our selective dragons’ den-style event will provide your business with the opportunity to connect with local schools and support them with their sustainability projects, deliver your CSR commitments and raise your business profile.

To become part of the panel we are asking businesses to contribute to a funding pot to support the school projects. Projects would cover areas such as:

  • improving local air quality
  • reducing energy consumption, both at school and home
  • reducing waste such as moving away from single plastic use
  • helping to create awareness of climate change issues and solutions

Interested in becoming a panel member of this dragons’ den style event on 24 May? Contact us ASAP as there are only a few places available. Email camadencca@camden.gov.uk (subject: Dragons’ den panel)