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“5 Days, 5 Changes” Campaign to Meet New EU Energy Targets

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Coruña British International School is a proud member of Globeducate and shares the group´s commitment to addressing the United Nations sustainable development goals.

Preparing each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world is put to the test in no better way at the moment than with the pressing global need to reduce energy consumption, to save the planet. Along with all Eco-School Councils in Globeducate schools in 10 countries, our students have launched a mission to help conserve energy by changing behaviour in seven simple steps - and everyone is invited to join in, at school and at home.

Coruña British International School is a proud member of Globeducate and shares the group´s commitment to addressing the United Nations sustainable development goals. With the hope of reaching carbon neutral status by 2050, the EU has set a new target of 19c maximum heat.

Students across the year groups in our school are going to make seven positive changes over seven days of the week. Together, we will work on the challenge of conserving energy so that we can leave a lasting positive impact.

From Pre-School to Sixth Form, students and teachers, everyone will be set the challenge of conserving energy so that we can leave a lasting positive carbon footprint.

Rita Herrero, Year 7 student at Coruña British International School and member of the Eco-School Council, comments: "I have a very good opinion about this initiative, as it is a very smart way to save energy and create a sustainable environment in the school. In my opinion, this campaign will help many students to get used to improving their habits and practice in a concrete way on a daily basis".

 

What are we going to change?

Monday – Switch games consoles and devices to energy-saving mode!

Tuesday – Unplug fully charged devices!

Wednesday – Switch off lights!

Thursday – Have a shorter shower and turn off taps!

Friday – Play traditional games as well

Ana Seoane, Eco School Coordinator explained: "All members of the Eco-Committee are really happy to start working on this project. New initiatives are always exciting, but there is something special about this one. Knowing that more schools in the Globeducate group are doing the same thing makes us feel more confident and forget that sometimes we think about small actions. It is a global action and I think it is very important to activate this type of initiative so that our educational community remembers that we are not alone in this task of caring for the planet. This campaign helps our students to acquire good sustainable habits, but it also makes the adults who are close to us change some of our bad habits to improve, in this case, in saving energy”.

Monica Fontán, Assistant Education Director and Eco-Schools Lead, said: “Our students have demonstrated their commitment to tackling climate change and to conserving the environment through their amazing efforts in their Eco-Schools action plans and how they have worked with their peers and their school communities to educate and inspire them. The sense of urgency that is felt by many since our involvement, through WWF-UK, in COP 26 in Scotland last year, has prompted this call for immediate action.”

About Eco Schools

Coruña British International School joined the Eco Schools programme in 2020. After three years of work led by the Eco Committee, last October it received its first green flag, in recognition of the environmental protection and care work of the entire educational community.

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