Welcome to our Eco Council web update page!
Below, you will find all the latest news and Eco events as well as links to some great eco websites and some interesting (and scary) facts about this term’s theme of waste.
Firstly, we are pleased to announce that we are proud owners of our
ECO-SCHOOLS BRONZE AWARD
We achieved this by completing a detailed audit of our school’s green performance and developing an action plan (see attached). We are already making really good progress towards achieving some of our goals, as you can see below:-
This is a big focus for us this term. We are busy creating a recycling area in the playground and a composting area at the back of the school. Thanks to Mr Eggleton for all of his hard work. Look out for these as they come together in the coming weeks.
sMeasure energy tracking system
The school is one of 100 pilot sites taking part in an initiative organised by the Oxford Diocese to monitor and track our energy usage. As we record usage of both gas and electricity over the next few months using a web-based management tool, we will begin to understand more specifically where and how we can begin to make savings.
We are already introducing some energy saving measures to the school
We would like to introduce rainwater butts on downpipes around school. Can anyone help us to source these cheaply?
As you are aware, we will soon be replacing the current toilet blocks. This will enable us to install toilets with more water-efficient flushing systems. In the meantime we will add some hippos to current toilet cisterns to reduce the volume of water used on each flush.
Great links to explore
Scary Waste Facts!
Our Eco Council Members are: