Preparing each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world is put to the test in no better way at the moment than with the pressing global need to reduce energy consumption, to save the planet. Along with all Eco-School Councils in Globeducate schools in 10 countries, our students have launched a mission to help conserve energy by changing behaviour in seven simple steps - and everyone is invited to join in, at school and at home.
Southlands British International School is a proud member of Globeducate and shares the group´s commitment to addressing the United Nations sustainable development goals. With the hope of reaching carbon neutral status by 2050, the EU has set a new target of 19c maximum heat.
Students across the year groups in our school are going to make seven positive changes over seven days of the week. Together, we will work on the challenge of conserving energy so that we can leave a lasting positive impact.
From Pre-School to Sixth Form, students and teachers, everyone will be set the challenge of conserving energy so that we can leave a lasting positive carbon footprint.
Alice S and Eva G, Year 12 students and members of the SBIS Eco-Council, said “We can all make a difference by adopting different habits and getting used to these small and simple changes that can really help us save the planet. We need to remind students, teachers and parents that it is everyone's responsability to commit to a greener future. We need to stop being lazy and understand that these small changes can happen in school, at home and in other places."
What are we going to change?
Monday – Have a shorter shower and turn off taps!
Tuesday – Unplug fully charged devices!
Wednesday – Switch off lights!
Thursday – Dress warmly!
Friday – Switch games consoles and devices to energy-saving mode!
Saturday – Enjoy an evening with friends or family!
Sunday - Have an outdoor day at the park, beach or mountains!
Eco-School Coordinator, Ms Penzo, said, “In line with the EU´s programme to cut energy consumption, these steps also reinforce the work that our Eco-Council have been busy with recently, and it also helps to guard us better as a society from wasteful habits. With the warnings of energy blackouts we are all in the mindset to conserve the energy resources we have. I know with my own family, we have started switching gadgets off around the house once a week to have a family entertainment night – a film or Nintendo Switch Super Mario sports contest, or we switch off altogether and read or play cards. In challenging times, it´s important that we reflect on how we spend our time and our energy.”
Victoria Del Federico, Head of School, said: “Our students have demonstrated their commitment to tackling climate change and to conserving the environment through their amazing efforts in their Eco-Schools action plans and how they have worked with their peers and their school communities to educate and inspire them. The sense of urgency that is felt by many since our involvement, through WWF-UK, in COP 26 in Scotland last year, has prompted this call for immediate action.”
Read more about Globeducate's commitment to a more sustainable future: https://www.globeducate.com/about-globeducate/sustainability-education
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