Energy - Saving energy
Find out how UK schools could save around £70 million per year by reducing their energy costs. Simple and cheap measures to use less energy, save money on their energy bills and also reduce their carbon emissions.
A companion guide to the Schools sector overview, this publication looks at how the whole school can get involved in reducing its carbon footprint. It provides advice on creating an energy policy, monitoring energy use, creating and maintaining awareness, how energy fits into the curriculum and signposts to other useful resources.
This overview for schools outlines low and no-cost measures with quick paybacks allowing managers and staff to assess the potential for energy saving and to raise awareness amongst staff and students without compromising teaching conditions.
PowerDown is an award-winning multimedia resource for geography, citizenship and science which takes learners on a journey to: Learn â€“ find out about climate change and how it is already affecting young people around the world. Investigate â€“ focus on how energy use at home and at school is linked to climate change. Act â€“ take real steps to be part of the solution to climate change.
Guide on how to make your house greener, including a downloadable booklet to help every family make a difference.
CREATE - Energy efficiency and renewable energy experts with over 20 years experience of working with public and private sectors to change people's attitudes and behaviour regarding their use of energy.
Tried and tested programmes and advice for schools, teachers and young people.
Information on the energy policies of 28 countries worldwide, including the UK. Suitable for older pupils
A resource for 7-11 year olds on Energy
outh Lanarkshire College has won a Business to College Award for the second year running. The College won this year's award for "Innovationâ€ for its work with Dawn Homes and 50 business partners on designing and building the Aurora, an affordable low-energy low-carbon house - the first in Scotland to be built by a mass house builder.
On the Guardian Teacher Network you can find a wealth of resources for teaching children about energy consumption and renewables.
Schools from across Europe are invited to participate in this exciting competition to demonstrate their achievements by saving energy in an effort to move towards a more sustainable future. The first round of the U4energy competition will be officially launched in September 2010. You can submit your schools' activities in energy consumption habits until May 2011.
More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, itâ€™s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.