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Useful links - Schools

The Mayor's Climate Change Fund

The Mayor's Climate Change Fund is a grant funded scheme set up to support projects that will contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions within Bedford Borough. The minimum grant level is £5k and the maximum level you can apply for is £20k.  Applicants will need to provide match funding of at least 50% of the total project cost from other sources.

 

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.

 

The Department for Education – Sustainable Development

For information on the coalition government’s commitment to sustainable development and good practice relating to sustainable schools.

 

The Department for Children, Schools and Families: A carbon management strategy for the school sector

A document which provides a roadmap by which those working and studying within the school sector can begin to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from schools and school related activity.