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1 Making sustainable energy real Ashden Awards workshop for the Geographical Association annual conference Paula Owens Anne Wheldon 18 April 2009 Eastchurch School: 2006 environmental monitors

2 Purpose of the Ashden Awards To promote the use of local, sustainable energy, because of the environmental, social and economic benefits which it can provide. Nishant Bioenergy, India: first prize 2005 Woodheys School: 2007 energy notice board Kensa Engineering: 2008 manufacturing heat pumps

3 How the Ashden Awards work Find excellent examples of local, sustainable energy. Celebrate, publicise and reward the organisations involved more local, sustainable energy Help award winners to go further more local, sustainable energy Spread the key messages of award winners more local, sustainable energy. Fruits of the Nile, Uganda, 2008 solar driers for fruit

4 Award-winning work must be really happening. show real benefits. be innovative. be replicable. SELCO, India: 2005 solar photovoltaic lighting Cassop School: 2006 solar photovoltaic modules

5 Three Award programmes International Emphasise how local sustainable energy brings social benefits UK Focus on carbon saving in specific sectors, such as businesses, local authorities and charities. Schools Highlight schools where sustainable energy is a key part of their culture and practice. BSP, Nepal: 2005 biogas plants for homes

6 Making it real - films Our films about Award winners show sustainable energy technologies working in a real place. Find them on: Find more detailed information, and search by location and technology on:

7 Making it real – schools resource

8 Whats in the Ashden schools resource? Themed KS1 – KS3 activities, linked to subject areas including ESD, citizenship and PSHE. Each activity has materials which you can use directly or adapt: –Teacher notes. –Links to suggested films. –Powerpoints to use with interactive white boards for individual lessons. –Ideas for further activities. Quick ideas to use with the films. Ideas for governors and management. Sandhills School: 2008 sustainability in a drama lesson

9 Making it real – Award-winning schools Helping a school become more sustainable in energy use can be daunting. Award-winning schools have tremendous achievements – but most of them happened in small steps. Get ideas and inspiration from their films and case studies: Ringmer College: 2008 environmental prefects

10 How does the Ashden resource support teachers and schools? Supports a cross-curricular and creative approach to teaching. Creates a positive way for pupils to learn about climate change. Provides ready-made lessons that can be used directly or personalised by teachers. Helps schools to work with the Sustainable Schools agenda. Shares best practice through examples. (and its all free!) Seaton School: 2007 display of wind and solar output

11 Some other useful websites ndex.cfm Sustainable Schools support Helping you manage sustainable energy use Eco-schools site DCSF carbon detectives kit

12 GEOGRAPHY Physical & Human Processes Scale Place Cultural Understanding & Diversity Inter- dependence Environmental Interaction & SD Space Thinking about sustainable energy projects and the big ideas of Geography ?


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