New York announces $4m for energy efficiency in schools

The P-12 Schools Initiative is encouraging them to lower energy use and utility bills while cutting emissions

Children exposed to five times more harmful air pollution during school run

A new study has also found children who walked to school via back streets were exposed to the lowest levels of pollution

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Governments agree to strengthen climate education and awareness

The decision will be formally adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Chile in December

Labour pledges to make climate change ‘core part’ of school curriculum

It has set out plans to ensure all young people are educated in schools about the social and environmental impacts of climate change

New York schools to get lessons on improving energy efficiency

Eligible schools will receive free benchmarking services to measure, track and assess their energy usage and emissions

Ireland awards €7m for energy efficiency in schools

The pilot scheme is targeting a 33% reduction in energy consumption

Two million Londoners living in areas with illegal toxic air

That includes hundreds of thousands of children in the capital

Solar and storage for all public schools and health centres in Gambia

The project is receiving more than €183m of financial support

New site to help schools get smart about reducing energy bills

Many schools currently go through brokers, who can charge as much as 5p/kWh, which can add up to thousands of pounds a year