In order to maintain our Energy Flag, we do the following in Esker ETNS:
The Eco committee undertake regular spot checks on classrooms to make sure all appliances are switched off
Teachers turn off lights and whiteboards during break time.
Blinds are pulled up during the day to use the sunlight.
Energy Motto - Do what is right and turn off the lights.
We had seven steps to complete to get our Energy Flag. Step 1: Green-Schools Committee Who sits on your Green-Schools committee? How often does your committee meet? Upload an example of minutes taken from one of your Green-Schools committee meetings.
Step 2: Environmental Review Provide us with details of your Environmental Review. There are essential and recommended actions such as reading school meters, investigating fuel sources and conducting light and appliance audits, and surveys.
Step 3: Action Plan Please upload your current Action Plan with quantifiable targets (eg. 20% reduction in electricity use/costs by May) where applicable. Remember to include future targets/planned actions alongside present and past actions. A template for your action plan can be downloaded from the Resources section of the Green-Schools website.
Step 4: Monitoring and Evaluation Describe how you monitor and evaluate progress for the Energy Theme and maintain the Litter & Waste theme. In this section you are also asked to enter energy figures (electricity, oil, gas, etc) obtained at the start of your work on the Energy theme (Year One) and at the time of application (Year Two).
Step 5: Curriculum Links Please give the ages/school years of students involved in curriculum work and information on the topic or subject areas addressed. You can find a template to upload your curriculum links information in the resources section on our website.
Step 6: Informing and Involving Describe your Day of Action. How is the whole school informed of and involved in the Green-Schools programme. How is the wider community informed of and involved in the Green-Schools programme?
Step 7: Green Code Please reproduce your school’s Green Code. Describe how the Green Code was agreed and how it has been integrated into school life