“Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.”
Zenobia Barlow, “Confluence of Streams”
Green Schools Initiative and Funding
The Green Schools initiative is newly launched for 2013 and is primarily a way to support local schools with the funding requirements for greening up schools “projects”
It is important to note that our funding will allow projects to work on our behalf, as part of Pledging for Change, yet each will remain independent and liable for their own good practice, health and safety regulations. Each school will “employ” the contractors directly and Pledging for Change will offer the support in the form of “grants funding” to pay for projects.
Membership of Pledging for Change will build the grants fund.
If you are in any way a provider of resources, courses, events, jobs and opportunities, or an ethical business that has something to contribute to green schools projects then we will add you onto this website with your profile so you can everyone know all about you. Our Green Schools forums are now launched so there will be plenty of ideas sharing and project building as we go along.
Did you know that 92% of the profits from membership on Pledging for Change will be used to green up schools globally?
Pledging for Change is a social enterprise with a BIG vision. A vision where thousands of members will join and enjoy the experience of making change happen and a large scale.
And what will happen when we have 50,000 members each paying a token amount forward each month?
Schools for the Future will be funded by ethical businesses and non-business members of Pledging for Change.
Bring on the members from all walks of life: We built this site so there is something for everyone. It’s been a labor of love for almost 5 years now and the seed of an idea that was planted is beginning to grow.
As a premium member you can join us in our crowd sourcing (ideas) forums to share and communicate ideas. As the grants fund grows and we all grow in strength together, we will be able to find ways to engage in local community schools and to make change happen. Many schools are changing slowly but they have neither the funding or the connections to help them. With funding budgets cut to the bare minimum everyone has to be creative and to find better ways to raise funding for green projects.
Pledging for Change grants fund will be available for every school to take advantage of all the expertise and commitment to the future that we can throw at them.
We are NOT asking for the EARTH but we are sure as hell GIVING BACK!
Where most projects rely on community or business donations Pledging for Change as a social enterprise will be dedicating 92% of profits from it’s revenue to a grants fund for direct application and support of projects.
Are you in?
A Million Ethical Businesses Making Change Happen
WHEN 1,000000 ( 1 million) ethical businesses join us this site will rise in power and strength and be a great place to have a profile and a place to self promote your products and services. ( it already is a great place to be so be sure to take advantage of it) And EVERY MONTH there will be £4,600,000 in the grants fund for greening up schools.
Will YOUR ethical business be part of making change happen for Schools for the Future?
If you just want to help because you like what we do then please tell your friends and colleagues to spread the word.