Transport choices make a significant difference to global carbon emissions. This topic takes a look at how people and goods make their way to school and if we can make more sustainable choices.  With air pollution being responsible for 3 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012, it is important that we make transport choices that protect air quality. 

Eco-Schools Curricular Map - Transport Topic

Our revised curricular maps showing Experiences and Outcomes related to the Transport Topic. 

Download the curricular map for Transport

Climate Challenge Fund - Transport

The Climate Challenge Fund supports projects that reduce carbon emissions by encouraging the community to choose low carbon modes of transport. These projects involve helping people to move away from travelling alone in cars, lift sharing, public transport, or active travel like cycling and walking. 

Have a look at some case studies or find a funded group in your community.

Roadside Litter Campaign

No matter what the excuse, littering anywhere is never ok. Littering on roadsides is especially problematic because it is so difficult to clean up.  That's why we say: Give your litter a lift. Take it home!

Find out more about roadside litter

Sustrans Scotland - Hands Up Survey

Established in 2008, the Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel. 

Take the Hands Up Survey with your pupils

JRSO - Junior Road Safety Officers

Activities organised by your school's JRSO group can be included in your Eco-Schools Transport Action Plan.

Visit the JRSO website

Bikeability Scotland - Cycling Scotland

Whether new to cycling, looking to cycle to school or wanting to explore new places by bike with family and friends, Bikeability Scotland cycle training gives pupils skills and confidence to cycle safely and become a biking expert.

Find out more about Bikeability Training

Cycle Friendly Schools - Cycling Scotland

Cycle Friendly School supports more children to enjoy the benefits of cycling and ride their bikes more often. Support comes in the form of a Champions Handbook, including a series of lesson plans, useful templates and guidance from Cycling Scotland's Development Team

Visit the Cycling Scotland website for more information on the Cycle Friendly Award

Transport and Climate Change

OPAL - Lichen: The Natural Air Quality Monitor

SEPA scientists are looking at how lichen can give us a picture of air quality over a longer time period, and it’s something anyone can get involved in. 

Get involved with the lichen project

SEPA - Making the Case for the Environment

Find out more about how air pollution affects your health with this air pollution infographic from SEPA.

Download the infographic

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