Photo of students attending the Sustainability Learning Conference

Fun Fact!

Did you know?

The UK produces more than 100 million tonnes of waste every year. In less than two hours, waste produced in the UK would fill the Albert Hall in London!

Our Impact

Over the years, we've made a big impact!

Every year we reach out to schools across the North West, to help both students and teachers with their learning!







Together we will make a difference

The first schools’ conference was held in 2007 and targeted Year 4 and Year 5 pupils in schools engaging with Eco-Schools programmes of study. It was held at Chipping Village Hall and Brabin’s Endowed School when Glynis Goldsbrough was Headteacher.

Four further conferences were held in Chipping, each with input from FACE, Global Renewbles, Lancashire Global Learning Centre, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Penwortham Environmental Education Centre, RSPB, students from St Christopher’s CE High School (Accrington) and staff from the host school. Each of these organisations were at the time members of the Lancashire Schools Sustainability Forum.

From 2013 St Christopher’s CE High School hosted the annual conferences in their 6th Form Centre and in 2016 a programme for able and gifted high school students was introduced. As our conference grew, the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust volunteered their space and the event has been hosted there since 2017. Support from Forum members has continued and other environmental groups have inputted into these well-attended events.

Photo of students attending the NW Eco-Schools ConferencePhoto of students attending the NW Eco-Schools Conference
Photo of students attending the NW Eco-Schools Conference

Our Team

Meet some of the people, behind the scenes

The Lancashire Schools Sustainability Forum has a commitment to promoting learning for sustainability in schools and includes many local environmental education groups with members giving of their time and expertise to assist in delivering two Schools’ Sustainability Conferences each year.

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Glynis Goldsbrough

Conference Facilitator


Wendy Litherland

Forum Chairperson


David Reid

Technical Director


Over the years, we’ve had a number of members support the conferences. These include; Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, The Eco Group, St Christopher’s CE High School, FACE, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Newground CIC, STEMFirst, Sustrans, Wildaid Education and the list continues.

Blackburn Rovers were pleased to be involved in such a fantastic event that highlighted many important issues facing the world today in a child-friendly manner. We look forward to working with the team going forward to help further educate our local community about the positive changes we can make now to improve the lives of generations to come.

We attended the Schools Sustainability Conference for the first-time last year. Following the exceptional experience, we had, we would be delighted to be a part of next year’s conference. It was such a valuable opportunity for us to both engage with a wide range of young people in the marketplace on the day and promote our education programme to schools. This year, we have made links with schools as a direct result of conversations with teachers at the Sustainability Conference.

fairandfunky love joining the eco-school conference. The energy and commitment we see from students and teachers to take their own little steps to change the world is inspiring. There is so much to discover and we always learn new things too! A brilliant, well organised event.