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United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme Certificate

The role of the UNEP is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for our environment, and Appetite for Action is an excellent example of how to do this through the topic of sustainable food.

To be eligible for a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) certificate Action Teams need to complete the full challenge; this includes:

  • Creation of a team profile (minimum of a Team name and five team members) 
  • Completion of Step 1 – Measure
  • Completion of at least five actions (marked as complete on Action Plan) 
  • Completion of at least five diary entries
  • Completion of Step 4 – Measure your success
  • Achieving a measurable positive improvement for at least one key measure, these are the three measures shown on your main Action Club Page as outline below

Greener Grub

  • Reduce number of non recyclables in our lunch boxes
  • Increase number of food items in lunchboxes that could have been grown locally
  • Increase the percentage of food our school sources locally

Reduce Rubbish

  • Reduce the weight of our waste going to landfill each day
  • Reduce the percentage of recyclable and compostable waste being sent to landfill
  • Reduce the CO2 our school produces from sending waste to landfill

Get Growing

  • Increase the number of food producing plants our school currently grows
  • Increase the number of students that are involved in growing activities
  • Increase the size of our school garden/allotment

On completion of Step 4 – Measure your success, provided you have fulfilled the above actions, you will be invited to select how many UNEP certificates are required for your Action Team.  You will be asked to accept the Terms and Conditions before submitting your order. Please note that a maximum of 40 can be ordered per School. 

The Appetite for Action programme has been developed in partnership between the leading environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan and Sky. Global Action Plan has run the Action in School programme successfully with over 300 schools, helping them to make small changes that make a big difference. The Appetite for Action programme with Sky will allow many more schools to benefit from the process.