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Climate action in schools: Ideas to reduce your carbon impact

Reducing your school’s carbon emissions is not as difficult as it may seem. Alex Green from the Let’s Go Zero campaign outlines some inspiring and money-saving ideas to get your school started

There are many ways schools can reduce their carbon impact, and just as many reasons to do so – from protecting the planet to lowering heating bills and inspiring students and their families.

So what could make a big difference in your school? Here are some bright ideas from the Let’s Go Zero campaign, a movement uniting schools across the UK aiming to become zero carbon.

Energy use

Energy use is a great place to start. “Quick wins” include school switch-off campaigns, encouraging students and staff to power down lights and equipment when not needed. These are a great way to involve young people directly, a vital ingredient in any school’s zero carbon work.

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