Your charity for Scotland’s environment

Global Citizenship

The Global Citizenship topic is an opportunity to think about what it means to be a citizen of not just your own city, town or country but of our planet as a whole, and how our consumer choices can have far reaching social, economic and environmental consequences. 

You might remember our Global Citizenship topic previously being called Sustaining Our World.

Here are some resources to get you started on Global Citizenship:

Low Carbon Skills Films and Resources

Resources that will expose your pupils to the world of sustainable business, made by pupils in schools across Scotland.  These films will encourage your pupils to make better consumer and lifestyle choices. At the moment we have films on Textiles and Food & Energy.  Watch these films with your class and use the accompanying resources to provide lines of enquiry.

Young Reporters Scotland

Young Reporters Scotland encourages 11-21 year olds to investigate and report on the environmental and sustainability issues which matter to them, empowering them to make their voices heard. Send in photos, articles, or videos to share for a chance to win some great prizes. Read more.

Take Scotland's Climate Change Pledge

Community groups across the country are invited to sign up to Scotland’s Climate Change Pledge for Communities to express their support and commitment to taking local action on climate change. Take the pledge.

Keep Scotland Beautiful - A Guide to Climate Change

What is climate change, how will it affect you and what can you do to help?  Download our print-ready Guide to Climate change which covers causes and impacts of climate change, plus ways to tackle it.

IDEAS - Signposts for Global Citizenship

Signposts is a selection of the best resources on Global Citizenship and Learning for Sustainability put together by IDEAS. All resources on Signposts are available online or to borrow from your local Development Education Centre. Read more.

Year of Young People 2018

Scotland will host its first ever Year of Young People in 2018. It’s an exciting opportunity to celebrate young people’s achievements and contributions to society. Here are the tools and resources to help get you ready.

About Global Citizenship

Eco-Schools is an international initiative and provides an opportunity for Scottish pupils to become part of an international network to discuss and debate global the environmental issues which will affect their lives. Participating in Eco-Schools can help young people assess the evidence and make up their own minds on environmental and social justice issues.

Across Keep Scotland Beautiful, we aim to establish a relationship between local environmental quality issues such as litter and global environmental quality issues such as climate change. 

Through our membership of the Foundation for Environmental Education, we are proud to support the United Nations' Global Action Programme for Education for Sustainable Development (GAP for ESD), which aims to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development and to strengthen education and learning in all agendas programmes and activities that promote sustainable development. 

The Global Citizenship topic is where you can include work on other initiatives like Fairtrade Schools, and Rights Respecting Schools in your Eco-Schools journey.  You might also like to tell us about any fundraising projects for charities like Mary's Meals, SolarAid or Unicef, your school's Shoebox Appeal, foodbank donations or charitable recycling like RagBag.