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Effective hacks for net zero

Climate Change
Schools are among the biggest carbon emitters in the UK and many have now embarked on the journey to zero carbon. Alex Green offers quick and effective hacks for busy schools


We know that our climate is changing. We see it all around us. It is not just happening far away, it is happening in our UK towns and villages too in the form of increasing temperatures and extreme weather events, impacting both people and nature.

Reducing our carbon footprint is a key step in the fight against climate change – and schools have the power to contribute to significant national emission reductions, as well as trailblaze change in their communities.

Drawing on my work with Let’s Go Zero – a national campaign for all schools to be zero carbon by 2030 – here are some practical steps to support you on this journey, and remember: small steps can have far-reaching results that can dramatically improve the lives of children, their families and communities.

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