Resource Futures selected to support sustainability in Brighton & Hove schools
Independent environmental consultancy Resource Futures has been awarded the contract to deliver environmental education in Brighton & Hove, continuing its work to support sustainable schools in the South East through its Brighton & Hove environmental education (BHee) initiative.
In partnership with Sussex Wildlife Trust, Resource Futures has delivered the environmental education programme for schools in Brighton & Hove on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) since initially winning the contract in 2011.
Resource Futures and Sussex Wildlife Trust were chosen by the Council to continue providing children and young people with high quality education across a number of topics to include Eco-Schools, biodiversity, energy and waste; equipping the next generation with the knowledge to understand the importance of our environment and the expertise to respect its resources.
In supporting BHCC to meet its corporate priorities of tackling inequality, creating a more sustainable city, engaging people who live and work in Brighton & Hove and modernising the Council, Resource Futures and Sussex Wildlife Trust will continue to provide a wide-ranging programme to include:
“Having worked with schools in Brighton & Hove for three years, Resource Futures and Sussex Wildlife Trust have an in-depth knowledge of their needs, progress in environmental education and potential for future development,” said Education Manager, Sheila Gundry. “We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Council to deliver engaging environmental education, using our tried-and-tested approaches, programmes and activities, which have been modified to meet the needs of BHCC and which we can use as a springboard to develop new and exciting ideas for Brighton & Hove’s schools.”
Brighton & Hove is also now in the top 10 local authorities in England for the number of schools awarded Eco-Schools Green Flags (as a percentage of schools in the Authority) with an impressive 13 Green Flags.