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Useful links - Schools

Ashden Less CO2 Programme

Bedford Borough Council is working with Ashden to offer schools 4 FREE networking workshops to help you reduce your energy consumption and energy costs. Ashden are a charity based in London and have been involved with sharing best practice with schools in the South since 2010. Each year-long scheme includes four workshops covering various aspects of energy saving, from recording meter readings to monitoring energy use, behaviour change for staff and students, and incorporating sustainability into the curriculum. Please see their webpage above for more information and to apply.

 

Carbon Trust  

Helps businesses and the public sector cut carbon emissions, and supports the development of low carbon technologies. It also includes information specifically for schools.

 

Energy Saving Trust

Information and advice on saving energy, including renewables, technologies, techniques and grants.

 

Eco Schools

An international environmental award scheme for schools, rewarding and accrediting schools that have made a commitment to improve their environmental performance. This is a free programme!

 

The Pod

An excellent resource for teachers and pupils who want to make their school more sustainable, and is designed to support the Eco- Schools programme.

 

Carbon Detectives

The Carbon Detectives programme provides support and ideas for actions that your school can take to reduce their carbon footprint. It also provides tools to allow schools to monitor their progress and report their savings.

 

Environment Agency

Information and advice on saving water, including information on technologies available to save water

 

Captain Splosh

Anglian Water’s free resource for teachers and pupils to encourage water saving, providing teachers with resources, education packs and links to the curriculum.