Bristol schools awarded for green behaviour

A total of 13 schools across Bristol have been awarded for their green behaviour. They have received the ‘Green Flag’ award from the Eco-Schools initiative for their commitment to improving their local environment. They include Hill Crest Primary School, Little Mead Primary Academy and Stroud High School. To be recognised for an award, a school […]

Urine generates a wee bit of power in Uganda

  A field trial to test Pee Power in a remote location in Uganda has successfully been completed. The technology generates electricity using urine as a fuel, among other types of wastewater. A research team from Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) – part of Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England […]

EU school goes global to create green entrepreneurs

Graduates from the US and Canada will join a European summer school which aims to create the next generation of low carbon entrepreneurs. Called ‘The Journey’, it has been running for more than five years, educating around 1,000 European students. But Climate-KIC, the EU’s climate initiative, has launched the global edition for the first time. […]

Hands up! Deadline nears for college energy saving loan

The deadline fast approaches for colleges to apply for an interest-free loan for energy saving projects. Colleges must get their application in to the £5 million College Energy Fund by midday on 30 January 2015. Run by Salix, it is open to any further education (FE) college in England, Scotland and Wales which gets a […]

Solar powered school opens its doors

A solar powered school that’s aiming to become energy self-sufficient is opening its doors to inquiring visitors. John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray was so happy with its solar panel project it decided to show it off. It wants other schools and colleges in the UK to see how they too can benefit. Alongside an […]

Council timetables efficient lighting rollout to 50 schools

The Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is planning to roll out energy saving lights to as many as 50 of the schools in its borough. Schools within the South Yorkshire council’s jurisdiction make up roughly 52% of the council’s carbon dioxide emissions – around 21,396 tonnes of CO2 every year. After cutting its energy use by […]

Sanyo creates solar schools

Two schools in the North East have been awarded solar modules by PV heavyweight SANYO, as a result of a green initiative. Both Rosa Street Primary School and Hamsterley Primary School in County Durham were recognised for their work on the Future Planets project- an eco challenge which gets pupils thinking about the state of […]