Ashden says that its LESS CO₂ Programme is helping to create more sustainable schools – and galvanising young people to join the movement for a low-carbon world.
The programme was established in 2010 in response to requests from schools for practical, hands-on support to help them make the changes they need to reduce their energy bills and to help build a low-carbon future. One participating teacher said:
“LESS CO2 has helped the children take up more responsibility in the school, and helped them to make others aware of the impact that they are having on the environment.”
Schools that have taken part in the LESS CO2 programme have gone on to save an average of £2,648 and 10 tonnes of carbon each year. Data from 41 schools that have completed the programme so far shows that they have saved a total of 411 tonnes of CO2 and £108,564 in one year. To put this in context, each person in the UK produces an average of 10 tonnes of CO2 every year.
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