Earth Charter

The Earth Charter

Avonbourne Trust is working with Earth Charter UK. The Earth Charter is a statement of intent for humanity and encompasses both environmental and human rights issues. We use it as a vehicle for developing the Sustainability agenda at the Trust as well as other Global Citizenship issues.

A number of exciting Earth Charter inspired events have taken place at the Trust including a Bournemouth-wide conference for primary and secondary students, UN conferences for primary schools and even a creative Earth Charter extravaganza where local artists helped create a series of experiences - installations, dances, paintings - for the wider community to immerse themselves in!

The Avonbourne Trust Earth Charter Awards

Each year we hold our annual Earth Charter Awards at the Green House Hotel in Bournemouth. Students nominate local organisations that they consider follow Earth Charter principles under categories such as engagement in sustainability, respecting and valuing and employees and enabling equal opportunities. Once a list of finalists has been drawn up, the student body votes for the winners and then these are presented with a certificate and a trophy at the awards ceremony each July.

If you or your organisation would like to sponsor our awards ceremony, please contact Howard Curtis at the Trust,

Earth Charter Principles
Pictures of Success

Pictures of Success is an innovative sustainability engagement process with a track-record of inspiring and educating people in businesses, the local community and schools. It was originally created through our work with companies as part of a project to engage people in the Millennium Development Goals by using the Earth Charter – a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society.

Using real picture-based stories and changing the language from ‘sustainability’ to ‘success’ has enabled positive outreach to a much broader audience. Click on the image below to take a look.

Eco Schools

Avonbourne College is working hard to become a greener place and has successfully achieved the Eco-schools Bronze award. Find out more about eco-schools.


Mr H Curtis, Head of Internationalism & Global Citizenship, Avonbourne College