Sustainable children’s clothing brand Frugi has announced it will fund the Online Eco-Coordinator Training Programme, an initiative of the UK’s environmental initiative Eco-Schools that provides free training to school teachers and nursery staff. Previously.
Eco-Schools funded the training of more than 500 teachers and staff in the UK who applied for the program online, according to a joint statement from Frugo and Eco-Schools.
In 2020, Frugi financed the costs of 150 schools in England to obtain its prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag certification. Applicants must register, which is when they are given access to Eco-Schools resources. Teachers and staff must then complete a seven-step program to receive their Green Flag Award for environmental teaching. The seven-step program details actions and initiatives focused on improving the environment both in the school and in the local community.
To address today’s growing concerns about climate change, this academic year Eco-Schools will help 750 teachers in the UK to become ‘Eco-Coordinators. Through the program, teachers are encouraged to introduce student-led environmental actions in their schools, share ideas, and provide support and reassurance. Eco-Schools and our new Teacher Training Program will not only benefit the lives of many more children, but also help raise the environmental change-makers of the future said Frugi Executive Director Sarah Clark in the release.
According to official Frugi statistics, Eco-Schools consume less water, use less energy and produce less waste, saving money that can be used for the school in other ways. Applications for the current academic year close at the end of July.