Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sustainable schools event in Reading

I went to the sustainable schools event yesterday at Norcot Early Years Centre in my capacity as the sustainability link governor for Alfred Sutton school. It was a really interesting few hours, where we had various presentations from council officers and other people involved in sustainability work locally. There was also a room filled with stalls to find out more from officers, Thames Water, local businesses, local schools etc.

One thing that I would really like to plug from the meeting is the Sustainable Schools section of the Reading Borough Council website which has material on each of the eight doorways to sustainability.

Another thing is Eco-Schools, of which we already have 20 in Reading, most bronze level, but two silver. It would be good to work with other schools in east Reading as a sustainability hub. I understand that St John's, Newtown, Redlands and Alfred Sutton have all signed up to the council's Energy and Carbon Service Level Agreement, which is a first step.

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