Making a Supply Cha!nge –  National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017

Making a Supply Cha!nge – National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017

This year, Think Global is delighted to be supporting the SSA participation in the National Sustainable Schools Conference through our EU-funded Supply Cha!nge project!

Collaborating with 28 partners across Europe, we’re helping to achieve SDG 12 by raising awareness and encouraging action around responsible consumption and production. There is a particular focus on supermarkets – the products we buy there, and where they come from. What are supermarkets doing to ensure fair working conditions along their supply chains, and achieve sustainable production that protects, rather than damages our environment?


We’re very excited that Co-op Food, as well as Fairtrade Foundation and the Marine Stewardship Council will be at the conference on Monday 13th November to discuss the work they are each doing to achieve ethical and sustainable supply chains. This is a unique opportunity for young people to ask these organisations their questions, and to think critically about the action they can take as consumers, and in their future careers!

If you’d like to find out more about Supply Cha!nge project, check out our project webpage. Following Chocolate Week, you might be interested in the webinar we held with Professor Christopher Tankou from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, about the social and environmental impacts of the global demand for chocolate. Or, if you’re involved in the World’s Largest Lesson with its focus this year on food choices, order a free copy of Think Global’s 2017-2018 wallplanner and check out the accompanying teaching resource around ethical and sustainable consumption.

Finally, take a look at our DoNation campaign, and make your own pledge for sustainability. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Catherine Richardson, Think Global