Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan0
Solar Schools Goes National (UK)
May 8th, 2012 by Zachary Shahan
Last year we dreamed up a way for schools to get their own solar panels by raising money from the local community. Everyone got excited about the idea, but no-one knew if it would actually work. So we recruited eight schools to give it a try.
Seven months on, they’ve shown that it’s possible – five of the trial schools already have their panels up and running! They raised more money than they ever expected, bringing the community together and boosting their other carbon-cutting efforts in the process….
So now it’s time to go bigger. We’re rolling this out to 100 schools nationwide, and you’ve got a big part to play.
And if you’re a school insider, you can do more:
If you work at a school or sit on the PTA, you can put your school forward for the programme today! You’re not committing to anything yet – we’ll get in touch and help you decide if Solar Schools is a good fit.
Visit www.solarschools.org.uk/apply to get started.
Again, would love to see this idea spread to the US — if it doesn’t soon, maybe I’ll just have to be the one to get it rolling!
Image via 10:10 Solar Schools email
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