Green Standard Schools: Free-to-use Materials for Language Educators

Green Standard Schools: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Eco-Linguists
Josip Sobin, Jantar – International House Split
Keywords: environment, sustainability, eco-friendly, consciousness, green

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, Green Standard Schools paves the way by seamlessly integrating innovative language education with eco-awareness.

Green Standard Schools is a visionary project that seamlessly combines two vital educational aspects: language learning and environmental awareness. In a world where the need for sustainable living is more pressing than ever, this project equips teachers with the tools they need to empower the next generation of eco-conscious citizens.

What is Green Standard Schools?

Green Standard Schools is not just a program; it’s a movement. It’s a movement towards a greener, more sustainable future driven by the power of education. At its core, this initiative strives to infuse environmental themes and sustainability concepts into the English language curriculum, making learning not only engaging but also purposeful.

For those eager to dive deeper into this inspiring venture, you can explore the website at Here, you will find a treasure trove of resources, lesson plans, and ideas to enrich your English language classes.

Why Green Standard Schools matters?

English language skills are more crucial than ever in today’s interconnected world. Through English, students can access a wealth of knowledge and connect with people from diverse backgrounds. Green Standard Schools recognizes this potential and harnesses it to tackle one of the most significant challenges of our time – environmental sustainability.

By integrating sustainability and environmental topics into English language education, teachers have a unique opportunity to nurture informed and responsible global citizens. Students not only enhance their language skills but also develop a deep understanding of environmental issues and the importance of sustainable practices.

What can you find on the Green Standard Schools platforms?

The Green Standard Schools platforms, including the GSS website as well as the GSS YouTube channel, hold a valuable collection of resources for educators. Whether you are a seasoned English language teacher or just starting your journey, you’ll find excellent materials to enrich your teaching:

  • Lesson plans: Explore a wide range of lesson plans designed to seamlessly integrate environmental themes into your English language classes. These lesson plans are adaptable and suitable for various age groups and proficiency levels.
  • Teaching materials: Access a variety of teaching materials, including worksheets, multimedia resources, captivating videos, and creative project ideas. These resources are carefully curated to make learning both engaging and informative.
  • Community: Connect with like-minded educators, share experiences, and collaborate on innovative teaching approaches. Join us at for free and become a valuable member of the Green Standard Schools online community.
How can your organization get involved?

Getting involved with Green Standard Schools is easy. Start by exploring their website, where you’ll find a wealth of materials and inspiration. Share your experiences and success stories with the ELTA community, and together, let’s create a more sustainable future through English language education. Don’t forget to complete a 2-minute feedback form, which allows us to continue creating enriching, free-to-use materials for language educators.

We encourage all ELTA members to take advantage of the resources provided by Green Standard Schools and join this inspiring movement. Together, we can empower our students to become eco-linguists equipped with the language skills and environmental awareness needed to tackle global challenges.

Final thoughts

Finally, Green Standard Schools is not just about teaching English; it’s about shaping responsible and environmentally conscious citizens. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey towards a greener, more sustainable future and don’t forget to give us your feedback if you try out GSS materials in your classroom.

Josip Sobin embarked on a journey to the United States in the late 1990s to pursue a degree in molecular biology. During his graduate and postgraduate studies, he discovered his passion for education. Upon returning to Split, Josip assumed leadership at the family school, recognizing the profound impact of language proficiency in the global landscape. 

Today, Josip Sobin is the CEO of Jantar – International House Split. This allowed him to participate in numerous KA1 and KA2 Erasmus projects. His dedication and impactful contributions culminated in his appointment as an Erasmus+ Ambassador for Adult Education for the period spanning 2022 to 2024.

Furthermore, Josip Sobin continues to shape educational policies and strategies as a prominent member of the Board at the International House World Organization, demonstrating his commitment to fostering educational excellence on a global scale and connecting educators worldwide.