• Dirt Is Good

    An award-winning schools programme enabling young people to take action on the environmental
    and social causes they care about.

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We are on a mission to power up the world’s Changemakers.

The Dirt Is Good Project will help 10 million young people take positive action for a better world.

Join us in unleashing the potential of children to do good!

The Dirt Is Good Schools Programme enables young people to take action on the environmental and social causes they care about. It is built upon four key principles and a handbook has been designed using insights from the latest research into what motivates young people to take action.

After three years of supporting young people to take action on the social and environmental issues they care about, the Dirt Is Good Project is closing. This website and its resources will remain live until 31 December 2024. For more information, please login to your account or visit our FAQs page.

How to take part:

1/ Plan your projects. Use our lesson plans and classroom resources to support students to plan social action projects on issues they care about. Milestone - Log your project on the Dirt Is Good website
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2/ Take action. Get stuck in and put your project plans into action! Milestone - celebrate progress so far by sharing an update with other schools
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3/ Reflect & celebrate. Use the activities provided to help students reflect on and celebrate their journey. Milestone - Complete your project report
The Dirt Is Good Schools programme will close on 31 July 2024.
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UK Projects!
People reached across the UK!
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Global Projects!
People reached across the world!

The change-o-meter shows the collective impact that students are having across the world as they take part in Dirt Is Good

United Nations SDG Projects

Students carry out a wide range of projects, that contribute to different Sustainable Development Goals 

Eradicate poverty and create a world where anyone can afford to meet their basic human needs.

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Provide an inclusive and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Provide the access to clean and affordable electricity for all people.

Build resilient infrastructure by promoting sustainable industrialization and innovation.

Reduce income inequality within and among countries.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Establish sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Take urgent action to combat climate change by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem, reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

Ensure that the institutions who govern peace and justice are reliable and work to unite us.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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