New Forest School and Community Energy Saving Project Gets the Green Light!
The New Forest School and Community Energy Saving Project, which grew from the annual get together in January, has recently been awarded substantial funding from the National Park Authority Sustainable Development Fund to work with 10 schools and their communities to promote energy saving over the next 2 years. The key elements of the project include a residential visit to Minstead Study Centre to learn about energy, an energy audit courtesy of Hampshire County Council, practical school and community based activities and the use of a thermal imaging camera which will be owned by the project. The recruitment of a project co-ordinator is now underway and the project will be launched in September.
The participating schools have now been confirmed as:
Abbotswood Junior - Totton, Bartley Junior
Bransgore Primary, Breamore Primary
Burley Primary, Hordle Primary
Morgans Vale and Woodfalls Primary, South Baddesley Primary
St Luke’s Primary - Sway, Tiptoe Primary
We will be looking to assign a volunteer from Transition to each of the schools to help them make good progress. More details on this will follow shortly but if you are interested in being a volunteer for your local school please get in touch.
It’s a really exciting project for Transition New Forest to be leading on and shows that we are seen as an organisation who has the skills and determination to encourage behaviour change through practical action.
If you would like to find out more about the project please contact Sam Mawby at email@example.com (underscore between sam and mawby)