Green Computing Russell Dyas Limehurst High School Flickr – ramsesoriginal http://tinyurl.com/osschools15
What Do Roman Coins & IT Have In Common?
Business use of ICT produces 2% of the world’s CO2 emissions and that is the same as the airline industry. 1 National Framework for Sustainable Schools is part of the OFSTED Inspection. 2008 study found that English schools estates emits 8.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. 2 Not forgetting out moral duty as educators of young people. We should always lead by example. Gartner - http://tinyurl.com/osschools01 Carbon Emissions from Schools - Sustainable Development Commission Report - http://tinyurl.com/osschools03
All LAs have a target to meet in lowering CO2 emissions.1 In Words Of Our New Leader "the greenest government ever" National Indicators for Local Authorities and Local Authority Partnerships: - http://tinyurl.com/osschools02
There Are Two Challenges Technical Culture Flickr – Mararie http://tinyurl.com/osschools13 Flickr – Nickobec http://tinyurl.com/osschools14
Culture Change The biggest challenges are cultural not technical. Get SLT Backing. Think non ICT related changes, i.e. use of paper. Can some print outs be moved to a Learning Platform. Recycling Paper and Toners. Get the pupils thinking about it. Compare your results with another school. Start small and then look at the bigger challenges. Make it everybody’s responsibility
Culture Change Work out where you are Work out small gains, such as recycling Work out larger gains, such as environmentally aware purchasing Work out your improvements Repeat
More suppliers are offering environmentally friendly equipment. RM for example for a number of years have had their EcoQuite Range. They recently released a 60 WATT computer.
Other manufactures such as DELL, HP and Acer also have environmentally friendly computers.
Environment Friendly Hardware
Buy equipment that is fit for the purpose but is green.
This does not mean buying at premium.
In the USA there is a system called EPP (Environmentally Preferable Purchasing).
People have given it a new name Environment, Price & Performance.
Disposal Be aware of the WEEE regulations but layman'sguide is: -
If brought before 13th August 2005 and not being replaced with piece of like-for-like equipment then you are responsible for disposal.
If brought before 13th August 2005 and is being replaced with piece of like-for-like equipment then new supplier is responsible.
If brought after 13th August 2005 then original supplier is responsible.
Check your contracts as suppliers might offer cheap equipment if you sign WEEE disposal to yourself.
British Gas Donation Of Solar Panels All schools in the UK can register for an application form at http://www.generationgreen.co.uk/. British Gas has already earmarked half of the total investment to ensure that schools in low income areas benefit from the initiative.
Further Resources TeacherNet Sustainable Schools - http://tinyurl.com/osschools04 Eco-Schools- http://tinyurl.com/osschools05 EPeat- http://tinyurl.com/osschools06 Less Watts- http://tinyurl.com/osschools07 Energy Star- http://tinyurl.com/osschools08 Green Government ICT - http://tinyurl.com/osschools09 COSN Green Computing - http://tinyurl.com/osschools10 BECTA - http://tinyurl.com/osschools11 SusteIT- http://tinyurl.com/osschools12
How To Get All Your CRTs Replaced Tell your head that if you replace all your CRTs with flat screens.
Then not only will the energy bills go down
You will be reducing the schools CO2.
All that can be used as evidence against the Sustainable Framework part of the SEF.
Any Questions & What is Your Experience Russell Dyas Limehurst High School Flickr – ramsesoriginal http://tinyurl.com/osschools15