Take Action: Energy
Our everyday lives depend on access to cheap fossil fuels that can be quickly converted to power for heating, cooling, lighting and operating appliances.
How much we use and where our energy comes from all contributes to our carbon ‘footprint’. Most electricity used in schools and colleges comes from dirty fuels like gas and coal and is so easily available we take it for granted. A massive 20% of it is wasted, for example, by leaving unused lights and appliances on to save the ‘hassle’ of switching off. As a result, energy is responsible for 37% of our carbon footprint which is bad news for the planet.
We can change this by using only what we need and getting more energy from renewable sources like solar and wind. Read on for practical ways to save pounds, save the planet and get everyone learning about sustainability at the same time, download the energy action sheet here, contact us or fill in the form at the bottom of the page and we can send you a paper copy.