Trust for Sustainable Living

Schools Sustainability Challenge


The TSL Schools Sustainability Challenge is a video contest for schools around the world, organised in parallel with our International Schools Essay Competition & Debate.

The Schools Sustainability Challenge recognises and rewards the sustainability action and leadership of schools around the world.

The winning school is awarded the Schools Sustainability Challenge Trophy, together with a cash prize of £500 or equivalent. The award is presented each year at the TSL International Schools Debates. The 2019 Debates will take place in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Past Winners

2018 – Shree Kandeshowori Basic School, Nepal – ‘Shree Kandeshowori Basic School’


2017 – Project from CEM Julia Kubitschek School, Brasilia, Brazil – ‘In Defense of Guara Creek’


2016 – Sampaloc Elementary School, Philippines – ‘Eco-sustainable School’


2015 – Spiru Haret High School Moinesti, Romania – ‘Happiness’

The 2019 Challenge is now open

Key dates


Past winners

2018 Trophy Winner - Shree Kandeshowori Basic School
Submitted by Anil Shrestha, Shree Kandeshowori Basic School, Nepal
2017 Trophy Winner - In Defence of Guara Creek
Submitted by Maria Rosane Marques Barros, CEM Julia Kubitschek School, Brasilia, Brazil
2016 Trophy Winner - Eco-sustainable School
Submitted by Shary ann Santos-ganareal, Sampaloc Elementary School, Philippines
2015 Trophy Winner - Happiness
Submitted by Claudia Apostu, Spiru Haret High School Moinesti, Romania