By 2020, the government would like all schools to be models of
energy efficiency, renewable energy use and water management. They
should take the lead in their communities by showcasing wind, solar
and biofuel energy, low-energy equipment, freshwater conservation,
use of rainwater and other measures. (Sustainable Schools National
The government has recognised that the installation of renewable
energy technologies in schools and community settings are an
excellent way to educate the next generation and has pledged all
new schools will be zero carbon from 2016. 542 schools have already
been offered grants totalling over £8.8 million for the
installation of local renewables under Phase 2 of the Local Carbon
Reduce your school's environmental impact by taking control of
its energy and water use, while simultaneously demonstrating
citizenship and stewardship of natural resources.
Reduce heat loss at home by ensuring you have good insulation.
Stopping draughts, shutting doors and install secondary/double
glazing will all reduce the energy needed to heat your home.
Don't have lights on that you don't need. Turn lights off when
leaving a room, or use light level and movement sensors to turn
lights on automatically when they're needed. Use low energy light
Control radiators by installing individual thermostat and
install foil behind them. Check water temperature (60oC
is quite hot enough)
Ensure appliances are energy efficient, and turn them off when
they're not in use.
Run a Green Day or Green Week at your school. The aim is to have
fun and showcase what you have achieved so far and to inspire even
more people to get involved in taking care of the environment.
Check out our Green
Remember, inspiring others is all part of the journey to
make us more sustainable!
Take a look at these websites to find out about other ways to
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Students, why not take a look at the Pod’s ezine; its packed full of interesting facts, films activities competitions and more. Plus teachers, there is a section at the back for you too!
The Pod are delighted to award St Winnings Primary School a
special achievement award.