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What can you achieve in just five days of change? Putney High School’s BREATHE week campaign aimed to positively impact its carbon footprint in just one week of small steps.
Launched by MP Justine Greening at the start of the Autumn term, a week of practical and academic initiatives were put into place to both educate students and have a direct, measurable impact on everything from pollution levels to a reduction in waste and recycling within the school.
Throughout the week, Junior and Senior school pupils participated in:
Reducing paper waste
Reducing plastic waste
Reducing food waste
Minimising pollution – Students counted the number of cars that drove past the school and encouraged parents and pupils to use public transport, cycle, scooter or walk to school. (There were a number of meeting points where teachers and prefects collected pupils to walk them to school.)
Discussion topics in class included: Fracking and Eco-technology.
The school collected data before and after the week of initiatives, to demonstrate how far it managed to reduce pollution, energy usage and its carbon footprint generally over the course of the week.
90 or more people in the school lowered their carbon footprint by walking or getting to school quite literally “under their own steam”.
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