Sustainable Development Education

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that provides sustainable development education initiatives in the classroom and beyond, encouraging action and behavioural change which will leave an enduring legacy for Scotland. It's part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.



Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues.  It is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme.  It empowers young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world.


The initiative provides a framework for learning and action which affords a wealth of opportunities for linking sustainable development education with the everyday curricular work undertaken by schools - as well as enabling and encouraging closer links between schools and the communities around them.


Over 98% of Scotland's local authority schools now participate in the initiative, as well as many more independent and early years establishments.  Over 46% of participants have attained the internationally-recognised symbol of excellence in sustainable development education; the Green Flag Award. 


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Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that is committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.


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Unique solar light carol concert staged as part of Scotland Lights up Malawi education programme.