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Reduce your school's CO2 emissions

High CO2 emissions are harmful to the environment and contribute to climate change. There are lots of things you can do to reduce your school's emissions.

Your school can earn one point on the Green Tree Schools Award if you complete any of the following:

  • Produce a school travel plan to encourage walking, cycling, bus travel and car sharing.
  • Participate in Walk to School Week.
  • Reduce energy consumption, for example:
    • Switching off lights
    • Switching to energy-saving lightbulbs
    • Closing doors
    • Turning off radiators instead of opening windows
    • Not leaving computers and TVs on standby
    • Closing curtains at night to keep heat in

How to claim your point

Please email evidence of your challenge to with the subject line CO2. One point will be added to your account after we receive your evidence (usually within two weeks).