The Global Search for Sustainable Schools is working with nine countries across the world to transition over 50 schools to sustainability.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Namibia
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Uganda
  • Viet Nam

Sector of activity

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date

End date


The Global Search for Sustainable Schools is an exciting new project being run under the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) Programme, part of the One Planet Network for the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP). Nine countries across the world are coming together to run national competitions that will ask students to submit plans for making their schools sustainable. The winning schools will be given grants to implement their ideas from the beginning of 2020, turning their dreams into reality with the support of experts from their country and around the world.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Launch of the Global Search for Sustainable Schools globally.

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • Development of global criteria for the Global Search for Sustainable Schools

Impact and Results

Over 40 schools across the globe will implement student-led plans towards sustainability.