This guide is based on mine and my colleagues’ experiences of declaring a meaningful climate emergency at our school – Morpeth School in London. We have found the whole process extremely rewarding and immensely fun and firmly believe that if schools around the UK (and the world) rollout climate emergencies, future generations will leave school hyper-aware of our climate/ecological crisis. This will empower young people to put up pressure governments and businesses to act and we hope many young people might be inspired to enter careers combating ecological degradation and global warming. I also believe much of this guide is directly translatable to other organisations/businesses wishing to declare climate emergencies.
This publication contains a general guide with tips from our own experience. It then finishes with a large resources section containing useful lists, templates and timetables designed to save you time at each stage of the process.