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Our track record

Clean Air


We continue to provide the building blocks for the clean air movement, through initiatives like the Clean Air Hospital Framework, the Clean Air Public Insight Tracker and the Clean Air Hub – the go-to place for public advice on air pollution.


Clean Air Day goes from strength to strength each year, despite the global pandemic.




Transform Our World is our online hub of resources for teachers to empower youth action and our Values to Transform Our World white paper launched a framework for student wellbeing and a healthier planet.


In 2019 we launched our first public campaign on wellbeing and consumerism, #IDontBuyIt offering advertising resilience guides for parents and teenagers.


Flickers of the Future has developed from a competition for young creatives to an Instagram channel of its own, showcasing compelling visions of post-consumerist, sustainable future put together by young creatives.

Global Action Plan was founded in 1993. We've been on quite a journey since then. Check out some of the many milestones we've achieved along the way...

H2O Heroes

We worked with Thames Water on H2O Heroes, giving students the skills and support to design their own behaviour-change campaign - to get fellow students and their communities saving water. The project worked with:


  • Worked with 41 schools
  • Trained 720 students
  • Saved 3.9 million litres of water
  • Saved 21 tonnes of CO2e

London Sustainability Exchange


In 2019, Global Action Plan joined forces with London Sustainability Exchange to see enhanced capabilities and networks. Prior to that, LSx was an independent charity, founded in 2001.

Clean Air Day 2018

Clean Air Day, the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign, saw thousands of people and 2,000 organisations take part in more than 550 events across the UK. Over the course of the campaign, public understanding of air pollution improved and more people began taking steps to address the issues. 

A new mission for 2017


We launch our new mission: to support young people to tackle our throwaway culture and defy the pressure to buy, buy, buy. 

Action on Air Pollution


Our Action on Air Pollution report in 2016, demonstrates measurable health benefits of reducing patient exposure to air pollution. 

Four young school children hold up a sign saying Water Explorer

Water explorer


In 2015, over 50,000 students across 11 countries complete water-saving challenges in the 1st year of Water Explorer.



In 2014, Clean Air Action Days motivate drivers to switch their engines off, resulting in #noidling trending on Twitter.

Environmental skills


2014 - we begin a 5 year programme to give young NEETs environmental skills (and jobs!) with Catalyst Youth.

Operation TLC


Operation TLC starts to save energy and help patients rest with Barts Health NHS Trust in 2012.

Row of shopping trolleys

Partnership with Sainsbury's


Our Sainsbury's partnership begins in 2012. We show that 5 actions on the shop floor can save millions of pounds and thousands of tonnes of CO2.

Inefficient Truth


Our Inefficient Truth report highlights the need to address greenhouse gas emissions from electronic equipment.



3,000 young people design Greenprint, their vision for the future.

Action at school


2005, we help students reduce school waste by 42% and energy consumption by 11%.

Interactive events


2001 - Energy bike and eco-driving simulators start travelling the country.

Carbon Calculator


In 1996 we developed the UK's first Carbon Calculator.


Eco teams


EcoTeams is launched in 1994 to help thousands of households to cut their waste, and save energy and water

Pair of trainers at start line, written in chalk on concrete

1993 - The start


Global Action Plan UK is born, and joins the US, Sweden and the Netherlands in the GAP international network