Environmental Focus

  • Into the great outdoors

    By Jonathan Swift on May 25, 2016
    In our latest feature on outdoor learning, Education Today hears from The Country Trust, a leading national education charity, on its ambitious plans to provide even more support to schools in disadvantaged areas and enable children to learn directly about food and farming. “What’s this Miss?” asked one of the children. “It’s a strawberry” replied the teacher, “Have you ever tried […]
  • Schools to celebrate Fairtrade’s 20th birthday this autumn

    By Jonathan Swift on September 12, 2014
    Thousands of children in primary schools will be hosting the UK’s first Fairtrade Bakesale Party, to celebrate Fairtrade’s 20th birthday this autumn. The campaign has been launched by the Fairtrade Foundation, and aims to help children learn about global issues whilst raising money to increase the impact of Fairtrade. Using fun, interactive activities, the campaign helps develop understanding about Fairtrade […]
  • Envirobins are “Part of the Furniture”

    By Education Today on December 4, 2012
    As a part of the University of Derby’s £6m transformation of its Britannia Mill site, a new recycling scheme has been initiated, incorporating Leafield Environmental’s new Meridian Envirobin, complemented with desk-top recyclers, in place of under desk bins. The University formerly tried to segregate recyclables at source but is steadily moving to a more straightforward two stream, mixed recyclables/general waste […]
  • Come top of the class in energy management

    By Education Today on November 6, 2012
    With pressure mounting on education establishments to cut energy costs and stay in line with an ever-increasingly ‘green’ political agenda, David Young OBE, Director of The Green Electrician Group, gives Education Today readers some advice on how to improve their energy saving strategies. One of the biggest challenges that many schools face is that they were built long before energy […]
  • Solar windows shows its strengths on the Scilly Isles

    By Education Today on November 6, 2012
    From its manufacturing base in South Wales, REHAU commercial fabricator Solar Windows regularly supplies and installs windows to all four corners of the UK. It faced a new challenge recently however, when it was specified to install windows, doors and curtain walling in a new build BSF school 28 miles off the Cornish coast on St Mary’s in the Isles […]
  • Extreme recycling

    By Education Today on September 24, 2012
    Winterhalter warewashers are built to last – on average they run for at least 10 years – but eventually they have to be disposed of and replaced. The technology exists for a specialist recycling plant to recover 98% of the warewasher in useful materials. 

 Paul Crowley of Winterhalter says: “Winterhalter warewashers are the environment friendly choice, through their range […]
  • Foremans publishes white paper

    By Education Today on July 18, 2012
    How to implement an environmental policy Foremans Relocatable Building Systems has published a white paper: a practical guide to implementing an environmental policy. The report provides organisations in the public and private sectors with a comprehensive guide to delivering an environmental policy which can bring real and immediate benefits. The paper which can be downloaded from the Foremans website offers […]
  • Waste Not – Want Not

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    In the next decade, the government expects schools to contribute far more in the battle against climate change. Schools will not only have to operate in a more sustainable way, they will have to incorporate these practices into the structure of the curriculum in order to educate future generations. The government has enshrined the principals that it wants schools to […]

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Today more than ever recycling, and in particular the recycling of aluminium cans, makes sound environmental and economic good sense. Aluminium cans, unlike many other forms of soft drinks packaging, can be melted down and endlessly reused with absolutely no loss of quality, in what is known as ‘closed loop’ recycling.  The term ‘infinitely recyclable’ was certainly an expression that […]
  • Energy saving guide from Hager

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Hager has produced an energy saving guide. It identifies major areas of electrical co sumption and outlines some energy saving solutions. Says Helen Holman, market manager for Hager: “Many energy saving products are simple to install and commission. After identifying potential areas of energy saving there are a number of solutions available. Often these are simple and cost effective to […]