With the average school energy bill in the UK coming to £31,000, Eco-Schools England looks at small changes that can make a big difference to the energy efficiency of your school.

Teaching pupils and staff about energy saving measures can reduce energy bills, add excitement to the curriculum, and teach young people good habits for a lifetime, writes Ashden's Alex Green.

Schools depend upon a reliable fuel source that is safe, clean and meets their individual needs. Education Business examines how efficient heating and lighting can make a real difference.

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.

With great learning comes great responsibility

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.

Rewarding the pioneers of green schools

The 2015 Ashden Sustainable School Awards were a great example of how schools can employ more sustainable practices to become more energy efficient.

Initiatives to use LED lighting in schools can help increase efficiency. Eco-schools analyses the ways that schools can reduce their energy consumption and become more eco-minded.

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

Teaching the next generations about climate change can feel overwhelming, but it needn’t be if teachers take a positive, solutions-based approach, advises CAT’s Kim Bryan

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

Alex Green explains how the Ashden Schools Programme has helped schools to cut their energy use, install renewable energy technologies, and embed sustainability into the curriculum

Putting energy saving at the centre of school policy benefits pupils, staff and school finances, the Carbon Trust explains. The organisation shares efficiency advice on a number of key areas

With schools’ energy bills set to double in the next six to eight years, Amy Edwards, co-founder and energy director of Energy for Education Co-operative (E4E), provides energy-saving advice

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

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