We have re-elected our hardworking Green-Schools Committee (Step 1), our next step is to assess our starting point by conducting an Environmental Review (Step 2) The two main ways we will measure our starting point is to (1) Carry out Awareness Surveys with Students and Staff and (2) Create a Habitat Map of your School Grounds
Once we have measured what your school community know, and what species and habitats are present on your campus, we can start to think up ways to raise awareness about biodiversity, and also to encourage species-richness in and around our school. Once we have come up with these ideas and actions, we will write them down as an Action Plan (Step 3). Our action plan states what our targets are and how you are going to achieve them.
It is important that we plan from the beginning how you will measure the success of your Biodiversity Action Plan. Monitoring and Evaluating (Step 4) improvements in your school will be done by repeating the Awareness Surveys.