Reduce our Carbon Footprint
In March 2010, The Brook School invited all parents and Carers of children to take part in a three month project to measure and then reduce their carbon footprint.
"How did it work?"
Interested Parents and Carers measured their household carbon footprint using the carbon footprint calculator developed by the Government.
Parents were asked to e-mail their total carbon emission per year per household i.e. number of tonnes to the school, and the number of people in the household. Results were submitted by the end of March 2010.
Parents were then asked to consciously reduce their carbon emission. The children were encouraged to talk about methods of saving energy being used at home and parents were encouraged to share ideas and tips via the school website.
At the end of the three months, parents were asked to complete the carbon footprint calculator again and at the beginning of July 2010, submit their new predicted carbon footprint.
35 families (nearly 70 children) took part in the project. 26 of these families returned their final carbon footprint result.
There was a total reduction of 59.91 tonnes from the 26 families which submitted their final result. This is an average reduction of 2.30 tonnes per family. Well done to everyone who took part.
THIS PROJECT WILL RUN AGAIN IN MARCH 2012, WHERE WE HOPE THE SCHOOL'S SUPPORT WILL BE FAB!
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