Given the deteriorating state of the planet, it is incumbent on all of us to find ways to live more sustainably. Schools are an important part of the equation. At the most basic level, with around 20,000 schools in England alone, educational buildings use a huge amount of energy. But schools’ responsibilities go much deeper than merely reducing their energy consumption. Schools are at the heart of their communities, and where they take on board the environmental challenge they can be a catalyst for whole-community change.

It is therefore no longer acceptable for schools to view this agenda as ...


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