Earth Hour savings

Earth_Hour__result_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.

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Earth Hour at MAC

Earth Hour is a worldwide lights-off event that will happen on Saturday March 28 between 8:30 and 9.30pm.

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!

Save Energy campaign

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!

Measuring change

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 ?