Save Energy & Cut Carbon
Cool It Art © It's Our World Pop Up Art Class The South Downs Show
We all rely on energy in almost every aspect of everyday life to:
Grow, transport, store and prepare food
Heat, clean and light our homes
Wash ourselves and our clothes
Travel distances, manufacture goods
Provide entertainment, education and healthcare
Energy is something we rely on – but should not take for granted
Some energy, such as energy generated from fossil fuels, is non-renewable, meaning the supply isn’t endless.
There are alternative ways to generate energy through renewable sources such as solar, wind, biomass and biofuels, tidal and wave power. Find out more about these sources of energy.
What are the advantages? Are there any disadvantages?
Hot: Dean Chalkley
Plug Out: James OʼLoughlin
Daylight Savings: Zowie Green
We often use energy with just a simple flick of a switch.
It’s easy to forget that using energy has an impact on the natural environment.
Firstly, by how it is sourced, and secondly by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
In doing so, we each create our own carbon footprint.
Save Energy - Cut Carbon
Thinking about how we use energy, how much we use and why, where it comes from, the impact on the environment, is an important foundation to wanting to manage this.
If we care and understand more, we might want to take actions to reduce our carbon footprint.
Here are some ideas to get you started
Switch off and get outdoors
Avoid leaving TVs and games consoles on standby
Make sure mobile phone chargers are unplugged when not in use
Turn off lights when leaving a room
Close doors to keep warm air in and cold air out
Turn down the heating and wear extra layers for added warmth
Find out other ways to save energy at home from the Energy Saving Trust
Lights Out by Hudson-Powell
Photo © Living Streets Walk to School Week
Buses Beat Cars by Sean Antonioli
You will find lots of ideas and inspiration from Eco-Schools
Nominate classroom energy monitors to check lights and equipment are switched off
Use public transport to get to school or college or organise a lift share
Or better still, walk or cycle to school
Sign up to participate in WWF’S Earth Hour annually held in March and join millions of people around the globe in switching off lights to show you care about our planet.
Create an artwork to celebrate where you live.
Think about ways in which you can help reduce your impact upon it.
Use your artwork to persuade and influence others to save energy.
Why not combine Maths, Science and Art to create an installation on Carbon: footprints, emissions or energy usage?
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