Seaton Primary School, UK, a sustainable school - Ashden Award winner

Wed, Jan 29, 2014
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This video can be downloaded here: Seaton Primary School won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2007.

Seaton Primary School in Devon lives out its school motto of ‘Caring now for the Future’, and is one of a few UK schools to install a range of renewable technologies. A 2.5 kW wind turbine and a 4.7 kW PV array on the roof of the school hall supply electricity directly to the school and have helped reduce CO2 emissions by about 2 tonnes a year. In addition, 48 m2 of solar water heating panels heat the school’s outdoor swimming pool. Other green initiatives include class ‘Energy Agents’ to help reduce energy waste; the after-school ‘Eco Club’ to monitor energy use; a 2006 Energy Audit resulting in a host of energy efficiency measures; an orchard to provide fruit for pupils and save food miles; and a grey water collection system to supply the school wildlife pond and demonstrate small-scale water power. Category Nonprofits & Activism