November is Energy Month and Switch off fortnight is (16th-29th November).
The E.Y.E. Project’s mascot ’Eddie Eco Eye’ would like to set local schools a challenge to see which school can save the most energy by ‘switching on to switch off!’ Simply record meter readings for a ‘normal day’ and compare this to the first day that your school switches off all non-essential electrical items.
Involving your pupils in our challenge is a fun and interactive way to get your whole school involved in Energy month.
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your schools’ meter readings from the day before (a normal day) and also your first ‘switch off day’. It would be preferable if you could send photos of the meter readings and indeed if you wish to include photos of your pupil involvement please feel free!
Two meter readings will need to be taken on each day, and in order to make this a fair comparison, these meter readings should be taken at the same time on each day, e.g: 9am and 3pm. Please can you record the times that the meter readings were taken when sending your email so show that this is a fair comparison.
The closing date for this competition is 1st December 2015.
The winning school will be notified directly and we will announce which school reduced their energy consumption by the largest percentage on our website and in a December newsletter.
This competition is sponsored by Zenergi who will be awarding the winning school a garden centre voucher for £40 to enable you to buy some plants/seeds for the school. Zenergi can take the effort and stress out of dealing with your school’s energy needs by giving you a single point of contact and a practical source of answers and solutions. Using SPARC, a power purchasing consortium, they can offer great prices and a range of practical resources for energy provision.
For further information about energy month and switch off fortnight visit The Pod where you can access resources to help support your campaign including lesson plans, factsheets, presentations, games, quick activities and more. Over 2,500 schools are participating in The Pod campaign.