What we do
MEEN began life in 1994 as an informal organisation. It was run voluntarily by teachers who wanted to bring environmental issues into their teaching practice. Today, MEEN has become an independent charity. In January 2001 a coordinator was employed to support and build the network. Since then, MEEN has provided a range of services, CPD, running different kinds of training and networking events and various projects around sustainability with schools.
We work with...
- Schools and their staff (teachers, head teachers, teaching assistants, business managers, catering managers, grounds managers, support staff, governors and more).
- School pupils.
- Organisations and individuals (charities, projects, businesses and individuals offering educational services and opportunities around environmental sustainability).
- Local government (councils, MPs).
The main objective is to build and support a network of educators including teachers, charities and individuals from Manchester who practice Education for Sustainability. We also deliver a range of projects directly to schools.Eco Schools Coordinator Network and Events
MEEN runs a range of networking and training events for schools and Eco Coordinators, in particular we hold an annual conference.
MEEN offers a range of training opportunities for schools.
This free newsletter is sent out to all Manchester schools and MEEN members once a term. Beehive provides information about the latest network events, reviews new resources and provides up to date contacts.
The MEEN Directory is a valuable resource as it lists contacts for local organisations, resource catalogues, funding opportunities and places to visit. A hard copy of the Directory is available from MEEN and updated information is available on this website.