We’ve taken the Let’s Go Zero pledge, declaring our aim to become zero carbon by 2030. We’re joining schools across the UK in this national campaign to show the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools, and inviting government and local councils to work with us to reach this goal.
We know that schools can be the trailblazers for their community, responding to young people’s calls for action. In fact, they can inspire whole communities to tackle the climate crisis. In the coming pivotal ‘climate decade,’ we will be part of Let’s Go Zero’s national network of schools and sustainability, sharing information about how to reach zero carbon, and working with local councils and government to make it happen.
We’re committing to cut carbon in a number of key areas. Here are some of the things we’ve already done / are planning to do:
- Started a Monk Fryston Community Buildings Project with the Community Association, St Wilfred’s Church, Cricket Club and Football Club to look at ways we can achieve zero carbon
- Begun to replace our old draughty doors and windows with new, more thermally efficient units
- Applied for funding to replace our fossil fuel gas boilers with sustainable energy (Ground Source Heat Pump)
- Audited our lighting so that we can install more efficient LED units, and started to install replacements
- Conducted a feasibility study on the installation of solar PV panels
– By joining the Let’s Go Zero campaign and committing to becoming a school, we’re taking a positive step on a local level to help combat the climate issues we all face globally. It sends a strong message to our whole school and community that together we can safeguard our planet for future generations.
Find out more about the Let’s Go Zero campaign here: https://letsgozero.org/
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