Eco-Schools Empower Communities
30 November 2010
Schools and teachers come together at North West conference
Over 100 representatives from local authorities and schools gathered at Bolton Arena last week to learn about how Eco-Schools are creating sustainable communities.
More than 15,000 schools are Eco-Schools in England, which is not only helping schools to save money and drive down energy usage but local authorities too.
Key figures from industry including, Professor William Scott from the University of Bath and Ben Hren from Wastewatch led workshops that focused on how local authorities could maximise the work of Eco-Schools in the community.
Delegates also received hints and tips about how they could help their school achieve Green Flag status as well as advice on Display Energy Certificates.
Jill Partington from Eco-Schools commented: “The conference is a chance for people in education to gain greater, more in-depth knowledge about developments in the Eco-Schools programme, and how they can help create more sustainable communities.”
Another conference is planned for Birmingham early next year.
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