Sir George Monoux College, UK
Sixth-form students on a mission to go green
Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College in Walthamstow, North East London, is a fantastic example of how teenagers can be inspired in a short space of time to help save the planet. As well as making changes like switching to low-energy lighting and installing efficient boilers, visionary Principal Paolo Ramella has inspired students of all beliefs and backgrounds to embrace his vision of a carbon-neutral college.
Creative ideas to get the message across include an open-air ‘eco gym’ where students can use their own energy to charge their mobiles. And annual income from electricity generated from the college’s solar panels finances scholarships for ten of its students – put simply, this College is turning sunlight into education.