St Faith's School, UK
Keeping the faith and committing to cutting carbon
This Cambridge-based independent prep school has embedded a commitment to cutting energy use from the very top, with a ring-fenced budget for investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Solar panels on the school roofs and a recently built Passivhausstandard building needing hardly any heating are the most obvious sign of its green credentials.
But low-cost measures are even more important. These include getting pupils to make simple heat reflectors for radiators out of cardboard and kitchen foil, and improving the insulation of buildings. All this is backed up by a rigorous regime for monitoring energy use and incentives for all staff to change their energy habits.