Brighton & Hove City Council declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2018 and pledged to become Carbon Neutral by 2030. You can read more about this here.
In 2018-19, BHCC greenhouse gas emissions were 21, 793 tonnes. This is a small percentage of the total city emissions, however nearly a third of these 21,793 tonnes came from school heating and electricity.
Schools play a vital role not only in educating young people about climate change, but contributing towards a city wide reduction in emissions.
As yet, we don’t have a simple tool for schools to measure their emissions, but we’re working on it……
In the following pages, you will find a draft strategy and action plan document to help identify carbon reduction opportunities in your school and to work towards CN2030. You will also find information from different BHCC departments on what they are working on to help schools reduce emissions.