Eco Council & Gardening
At North Baddesley our Eco Schools Green Flag award helps us to focus on various aspects such as conservation, our carbon footprint being energy efficient. In effect to protect the planet and save money and resources at the same time. We maintain our commitment through a whole school environmental project "The Real Earth Force" , our creative curriculum and through our Eco committee.
Be energy efficient.
Use a composter.
Look after plants and animals in the environment.
We aim to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce by reducing packaging both at home and in school and in packed lunch boxes.We conserve energy by switching off lights and computers and we recycle all paper, card and plastic bottles .Children and staff compost left overs from lunch and breaks.We monitor our energy use through a smart meter.
We were re-assessed in September 2016 and were re-awarded our green flag credentials in spite of the building work going on around us. In addition to receiving a South East Schools in Bloom Award and a Test Valley in Bloom Gold award once again, the school really does work on its green credentials!
Now completed, our newly insulated roof and walls plus double glazing should help reduce our energy usage. The classrooms and many shared areas have been fitted with motion sensors to switch off lights when unoccupied and we have installed water saving devices in the toilet cisterns. The car park lights have light-level switches and a timer to ensure they are not needlessly being lit.
Want to find out more about the environment and how you lead more sustainable lifestyles?
Try these websites below:
(The UK's only natural lifestyle resource, and more than just a directory, we bring you the very best in forward thinking news, views and products for a natural lifestyle and keep you up to date with the natural lifestyle media coverage that matters.)
(grownupgreen is for people who want to make well-informed choices on such matters as: renewable energy supply, managing household waste, purchasing of consumer goods, food supply, public and private transport)
(Anyone logging on to equiclimate.org - will be taken through a process to calculate how much CO2 their family's lifestyle produces. Users have the option to include the gas and electricity used in their home, the fuel consumed by their car, plus any flights taken during the year.)