We are very pleased to tell you the Eco-Committee, made up of our school councillors, have helped us achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag.
Here is the feedback from our application:-
We reviewed your application and noted the following:
Use an air fryer or a microwave instead of the oven. Ovens are an inefficient way of cooking as they involve heating a relatively large space. Using a microwave, pressure cooker or air fryer instead could save money. Microwaves usually save energy as they cook faster. For example, a baked potato could take 90 minutes in an oven, 45 minutes in an air fryer and 10 minutes in a microwave. Miss Billington, Miss Kelly and Mrs Jeffrey all swear by the air fryer!
Switch to LED light bulbs. Lighting makes up 11% of the average UK households energy consumption. Switching to LED bulbs can make a big difference. A household using a dozen 40 watt incandescent or halogen bulbs for four hours a day could spend about £283 per year. LED light bulbs can cost more but have a longer life span and will save money overtime.
You can still do your bit even though the nights are getting colder by turning down your heating thermostat. You will barely notice a difference if your home is just one degree cooler, but it will make a noticeable difference to those energy bills.
Also switch things off at the plug that aren’t being used, as vampire energy, appliances left on standby account for almost 1/4 of Britain’s total electricity use. If it’s got a light, the chances are it’s sucking out power and costing you money!
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