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Frome schools prepare for ‘Carbon Countdown’

Frome Schools are being invited to join Frome Town Council’s new ‘Carbon Countdown’ programme. 

The programme will offer local schools a free energy audit of buildings and operations alongside energy activities led by students for the whole school community. Both of these will help schools save money by reducing energy use and will also save carbon.

The project coincides with the launch of Somerset County Council’s new online energy tool designed to enable schools to monitor their energy use more easily.  A ‘Countdown’ celebration is being planned for the spring term.

The project is being organised by Frome Renewable Energy Co-op with support from Frome Town Council. Jacqui Grainger, who is part of the team delivering the project said,”We are very excited about this project. We can cut carbon to save schools money whilst providing students with experience of vital life-skills around energy use.  Energy activities are not an add-on, and enrich the curriculum and ethos of the school.”

Anna Francis, who is also part of the project team reported, “We can help schools cut their energy costs by 10-20% through simple behaviour change and no cost adjustments to heating and hot water. This can amount to  hundreds of pounds saved even in smaller schools and several thousands of pounds in larger ones, sums that can make a real difference!”

The project is aiming to work with three schools initially, including more later in the year.  Interested schools are invited to contact Anna Francis at Frome Town Council or visit:  www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/go/carboncount down to find out more.  

 

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