Private schools are being encouraged to become ‘greener’ and more ‘eco-friendly’ by students who want to make a positive difference to this world.
They are embracing solar panels, building wellness centres and creating eco-friendly campsites in country areas.
Corpus Christi College in WA was one of the first to introduce solar panels.
Alan Luks, the college’s manager of finance and operations, told The Educator that the primary considerations for the College were potential cost savings and to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
“Power prices are consistently rising and the muted forthcoming increases will be significant for both home owners and Colleges alike,” Luks said.
“With this in mind, we entered into an arrangement to install a large solar power system with an indication that this would result in savings of around 20% of our current bill.”
- Why private schools are going green – The Educator
- Australia’s private schools are going green – Sustainability Matters
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