Saving money

Pupils saving electricity

Joining Eco-Schools will help you save money

Many people believe that being greener means investing in greener products, but that’s not the case. Being greener is actually about reducing the amount of resources we consume and being responsible with those that we use.

Making small changes to how your school is run can save you vast amounts of money. Schools in the UK spend approximately £100m on electricity; £106m on water; £39m on cleaning up litter and preventing vandalism; £56m on emptying bins; and £150m on paper and school stationery every year.

Implementing simple things like stopping draughts, closing doors and windows, and switching off lights and electrical appliances when not in use can reduce energy bills. A great example is switching to energy-saving light bulbs. They can last up to ten times longer than ordinary bulbs and save between £5 and £10 per bulb, per year.

What are the other benefits?

Register now, to get started on your Eco-Schools journey.