Schools across the UK have thrown themselves behind a green schools’ campaign and are declaring their aim to become zero carbon by 2030.
More than 100 trailblazer schools have signed up to the Let’s Go Zero campaign within a month of its launch.
Let’s Go Zero, spearheaded by climate solutions charity Ashden, was launched in November at the Youth Climate Summit. The campaign intends to showcase low-carbon solutions from schools at next year’s United Nations Climate Conference, COP26 in Glasgow, which takes place in November.
Zero carbon means that no carbon emissions are being produced from the school. Net-zero carbon means that while some emissions are still generated, these are being offset elsewhere. Although off-setting will be a key part to decarbonising UK schools, at this stage the campaign is focusing on supporting schools with carbon reduction.
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