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March 2022

'Enchanting the Disenchanted' Barrier Busters Session - Tues 29 Mar, 4pm 

With lots of competing demands for staff attention at school, how do we engage the wider school community in climate action?

We have ideas to share on rewilding, consumption, waste, energy and student engagement. Together, let's brainstorm solutions on how to widen climate action at school and 'Enchant the Disenchanted’.
The Barrier Buster sessions are a continuation of the peer support group, aimed at overcoming some of the barriers experienced by schools delivering the charter commitments

The next session is taking place on Tuesday 29 March at 4pm. See below for meeting details:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 814 5575 7645
Passcode: 476121

Think and Do will be leading the session in conjunction with Camden Council. If you have any issues joining, please contact Think and Do here

To see forthcoming 'Barrier Busters' sessions, view the calendar here.

No-cost, energy saving measures for your school!

A study conducted by Power Up North London (PUNL) has found that behavioural change measures which have no cost to schools could save approximately 13 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and provide energy bills savings of up to £5.5k/year! 

PUNL secured funding from the GLA's London Community Energy Fund to quantify carbon and financial savings that could be made by low and no-cost energy saving measures at 3 Primary Schools in Camden.

School children participated in a workshop and a survey of the buildings was carried out by post-graduate students from UCL alongside experienced engineers and architects.

Here's what you can do to help save energy and cut carbon:

  • Switch off computers, projectors, interactive whiteboards rather than leaving on standby
  • Turn off lights for greater periods of the day
  • Reduce loads in August to 20% of their present value
  • Heat the building to 18/19 degrees rather than 20
Read more to find out how you can embed no-cost energy saving measures in your school from pupils to governors here.

Placements for students aged 14-19

Speakers for Schools are offering young people from all over the UK the opportunity to take part in work experience placements to expand their knowledge of the economy and provide valuable insights into the world of work. 

The initiative which supports the Green Skills Week campaign, will see the delivery of interactive online placements of varying durations throughout March and April 2022 for students aged 14-19.

Leading UK employers across a range of industries, including Siemens Energy, FatFace, BOSCH and Morgan Sindall have partnered with Speakers for Schools to offer student placements.

If you are a teacher/educator and interested in Green Skills Week for your students please create your free Experience account here.

To view the work experience opportunities available, click here. Shortlist placements specifically related to Green Skills Week by searching for 'Green Skills'.

Council launches Camden Climate Investment to tackle the climate crisis

The Camden Climate Investment is now live.

Join as one of our first investors and invest from £5 to help us reach our £1 million goal to directly fund local climate projects, and help create a more sustainable future for Camden.

The projects, which have been selected based on our Climate Action Plan, include:

  • Installing 80 further electric vehicle charging points to encourage residents to switch to electric vehicles.
  • Continuing the rollout of the Council’s Healthy School Streets initiative, which aims to improve air quality and improve the local environment around schools.
  • Contributing to replacing Camden Council’s fleet of diesel and petrol vehicles with green alternatives.
  • Installing solar panels on public buildings to reduce carbon emissions and the cost of electricity.

To find out more click here.

*Capital at risk warning. Investments are long term and may not be readily realisable.

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Tackling the climate crisis in Camden will require everyone to play their part, with all contributions valuable, no matter how big or small. Teachers have the opportunity and responsibility to educate the next generation and to encourage our future ambassadors and 'big-thinkers' on tackling climate change. 

Help spread the word about how schools can get involved with taking climate action and the support available.

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