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Highland schools being helped to save energy and fight climate change with online analysis tool

By Tom Ramage

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Highland Council is working with sustainability charity Energy Sparks to offer Highland schools access to an online analysis tool and education programme.

Energy Sparks supports primary and secondary pupils, staff, and the wider school community to reduce their school’s carbon emissions and make a real contribution to addressing the climate emergency.

Councillor John Finlayson: wants children to engage
Councillor John Finlayson: wants children to engage

Education chair Cllr John Finlayson said: “With under four weeks until COP26, we want Highland schools to engage with the Energy Sparks toolkit and improve their energy efficiency. Therefore, we are supporting the launch of the ‘Get Energised to save electricity with Energy Sparks’ campaign!”

The chair of the council's climate change working group, Cllr Trish Robertson, said: “The climate change team has collaborated with Green Impact to put together 10 activities which will help schools get to grips with basis data analysis and behavioural change.

Highland Council HQ, Inverness.
Highland Council HQ, Inverness.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people in Highland to take their first steps in lowering their carbon footprint through taking part in a range of activities.”

A short video provides more information about Energy Sparks and the ‘Get Energised to save electricity with Energy Sparks’ campaign here

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