Solar panels can be beneficial to buildings, with current campaigns existing to support solar on schools. Sonia Dunlop of the Solar Trade Association examines how to fund school solar and things to watch out for when considering the energy source.
Teachers should allow students the chance to take ownership of their school’s energy and environmental issues, so that they can not just lead the change within their school community, but also further afield, says Luke Wynne of Global Action Plan.
As part of Bristol’s Green Capital 2015 activities, the University of Bristol will be hosting and delivering this year’s National Sustainable School’s Conference in partnership with the Sustainable Schools Alliance on 2 July
Big roofs and large energy usage make schools the perfect candidates for solar panels, but many do not have them. Friends of the Earth’s renewables campaigner Alasdair Cameron looks at what’s holding schools back, and how to overcome barriers
Solar panelling can be a great way to save money on energy bills, as well as cut carbon emissions. Paul Barwell, CEO at the Solar Trade Association, discusses the advantages of solar panelling, what funding is available, and what to watch out for
By cutting out waste and promoting energy efficiency, schools are able to make financial savings that can be better invested elsewhere. And while pupils and teachers’ attention is turned towards environmental sustainability, the next generation of energy professionals could well be born