Energy Flag

Energy is the second theme that our school is undertaking during the Green-Schools programme.

Our Green Schools committee is working hard on our energy action plan and new energy slogan.

Here is our energy action plan.

Energy Action Plan

Target Person/ Group Responsible Timeframe Progress
Conduct an Energy

Review (Lighting and Appliance Audit, Energy Quiz) to establish the current situation in the school.

Read ESB meter, examine ESB bill, energy audit for whiteboards and lights.

Review & identify ways to reduce energy use.

Present findings to GS Committee

Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Remind all techers and pupils to not leave lights on when no-one is in the room. Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Organise a ‘Switch it Off’ campaign by putting stickers on light switches to remind everyone to turn off the lights and appliances around the school and in the classrooms. Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Insert smoke detectors in every room. Principal, caretaker June 2016  
Conduct a draughts survey by examining doors closed throughout the school day GS Committee November 2015  
Ensure all doors are closed and place signs at the main doors to remind everyone to keep doors closed. Whole School, GS Committee January 2016  
Green schools committee to check lights are off during break and lunch times. Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Ongoing
Install energy efficient light bulbs in all classrooms. Principal June 2016  
Explain to all teachers to turn off whiteboards and all appliances when not in use, especially during break and lunch times. Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Energy wardens to do spot checks during break and lunch times Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Ongoing
Put signs up in all classrooms to remind teachers to turn off all appliances when leaving the classroom Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Put stickers on photocopiers, computers and other appliances in school to remind everyone to turn them off. Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Turn down heating. Heat is only to be turned on during the winter months and to be turned off by 12 noon each day. Caretaker/ Principal Winter Months Ongoing
Signs to turn off the taps shall be placed in the toilets around the school. Teachers will explain to children the importance of saving water. Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Give every child a battery recycling box for home. Green-Schools

Committee

November 2015 Completed
Hold a recycling mobile phone fundraiser for the Jack and Jill Foundation Green-Schools

Committee

February 2015  
Display Environmental

Review findings on

Notice Board

Green-Schools

Committee

October 2015 Completed
Inform parents of aims for the Green School programme and encourage awareness of energy at home Green-Schools

Committee

November 2015 Completed
Upload our energy action plan to the school website Green-Schools

Committee

February 2016  
Create posters to increase awareness of energy conservation. Green-Schools

Committee

January 2016  
Hold a competition for a green code for energy amongst classes. Green-Schools

Committee

January 2016  
Hold a low energy day Whole School June 2016  
Help maintain school garden Whole School September 2015 Ongoing
Review ESB meter readings and ESB bills. GS Committee June 2016  
Promote cycling week and activities to encourage cycling to school. Whole School June 2016