Environmental education in the classroom is more effective when the school community takes its own steps to become more sustainable.

There are six course modules in the Plastic Free Campus Programme. It can be integrated into existing curriculum or run separately as an extra-curricular activity. To access the programme a student or a teacher creates a school account but a student must designate a teacher to validate the project. Once the account is set-up, the Plastic Free Campus Committee (a.k.a the EcoCrew) can set up individual user accounts to contribute to the school’s progress on each module. In the first module, Getting Started, schools lay the groundwork for the project. The other modules should be completed in order. Each module gives information and guidance to complete the tasks with a checklist to be completed. Once reviewed and verified by the faculty advisor that module is approved. When all modules are completed the school earns the PFC Nautilus badge and is added to the PFC community of programme graduates.

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Home

Getting Started

Events

Engagement

Procurement

Community

Here is an overview of each module:

  • 01 —

    Getting Started

    • Get started by identifying and assembling the core EcoCrew team.
    • Conduct the first campus waste audit to quantify the amount of plastic currently used on campus.
  • 02 —

    Engagement

    • Mobilise the school community and inspire them to change.
  • 03 —

    Home

    • Engage the family in making changes to reduce plastics at home and what is brought to school.
  • 04 —

    Procurement

    • Building on the assessment of plastics being used in the school, work with the school administration to find ways to change sourcing and procurement to reduce these.
  • 05 —

    Events

    • Organise Single Use Plastic-free/reduced events to show the changes the Plastic Free Campus project has made and to inspire others for further change.
  • 06 —

    Community

    • Expand the Plastic Free Campus project to include the local community and businesses.
    • Students and the local community will become more aware of the environmental issues related to plastic consumption and encourage them to implement different solutions.