The UnSchool is committed to sustainability and works very hard to deliver programs, toolkits and initiatives with a strong environmental and social impact agenda and outcome.
- We have a strict no disposability policy on all programs whereby we actively work around using any single-use items related to food and consumables. We use reusable products at all times.
- We bulk buy to reduce packaging, always use reusable shopping bags and purchase the highest level of recycled content products as possible (such as for paper or office products) and reduce consumption related impacts for procurement and activities as a major priority
- When our staff and team have to travel we purchase carbon offsets, opt for lower carbon transport options where possible and promote video conferencing to reduce carbon emissions.
- We only offer vegetable-centric, locally sourced meals to reduce carbon and land use impacts from meat production
- We prioritize sourcing products and services from local providers with emphases on organic and sustainably motivated producers
- When we produce products ourselves we only work with producers who have a high environmental standards and offer recycled content, alternative energy production systems and low impact manufacturing.
- We aim to go beyond recycling in our approach to waste management, where possible we compost all organic materials, we reduce and reuse before recycling and are actively working towards zero waste where possible. What we do use we make sure is actually recyclable in the system we are in and ensure that all recycling is done so correctly.
- We prioritize working with other organisations that have advanced environmental polices and seek out best practice products and services.
We are committed to having positive social outcomes as a result of all of our activities, not just with the people who come to the UnSchool but in the communities we work within and the wider social capital affected by activities in the economy.
- We prioritize economically engaging with local small producers to distribute economic activity
- We avoid shopping online to avoid extra packaging and to reduce the negative impact of lost local commerce
- We develop mutually beneficial partnerships, collaborations and symbiotic relationships to support sustainable personal, professional and economic growth
- We hire locally as much as possible
- Our volunteer program always offers value exchanges
The equitable access to our education tools and programs is of significant importance to the UnSchool.
- We offer 100% full fee scholarship places in our fellowships for emerging leaders from socio economic situations that would not otherwise allow them to attend as a fellow
- Equitable access tired pricing systems for different levels of employment when signing up to our programs
- Free access to community groups in need of our online programs
- We develop toolkits and initiatives that are completely free to access and use such as our post disposable activation kit