Last Friday Team Green ran an Earth hour during period six in which all unnecessary electronic devices were (supposedly) turned off. This is part of the attempt to hold an earth hour on the last Friday of every month to conserve energy and cut down the schools power use. During this hour the average electricity consumption fell from 4.8 KW to 2.38 KW.
More Earth hours will be held on the last Friday of every month for the rest of the school year in order to raise awareness on the issue of energy use.
is a worldwide lights-off event that will happen on Saturday March 28 between 8:30 and 9.30pm. Earth Hour
Here at MAC, we’ll turn off all unnecessary electricity during period 6 on Friday 27th March. We monitored previous Earth Hours at MAC and found that the electricity consumption halved during the period, hence saving about $20.
Participate and be part of a global movement!
This graph is showing that we saved and average of 2kW during Earth Hour just in one block of the school.
Let’s keep turning the lights off when not needed, and at home too!
Participate in Earth Hour next Friday in Mt Aspiring College:
Switch off lights and heaters for one hour during period 6.
We will monitor the electricity consumption to see how much we can save.
Today, we’ve put up 10 posters in the college to remind students and teachers to save energy.
Our energy bill is huge and wasting energy is crazy, because it uses up resources that are in limited supply AND it adds CO2 and other pollutions in the atmosphere, which contribute to climate change.
By just being mindful, we can make a difference!
The Enviroschools Foundation would like to welcome us to register to the Enviroschools Measuring Change Tool at www.measuringchange.org.nz.
Once we’ve registered we can start collecting and uploading our Waste, Water, Energy and Landscapes data.
The information and resources in the Measuring Change tool will help us find out how sustainable these areas are and then track our improvements over time. The sooner we start to measure our change, the sooner we will have a full record of the progress that we’re making.
There are also great spot prizes for the first enviroschools to get their data in!
Are we in to start MEASURING OUR CHANGE ?
We have advertised Earth Hour in Assembly, showing all students and staff the “official” video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CRs-7lRlPo also putting up posters Earth Hour poster and distributing stickers.
In our area was observed a 10% decrease of electricity consumption, which is of course not only thanks to us but we are proud we have contributed…