Niels Schreuder (AGC Glass Europe), Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)'s EU Office), Princess Laurentien van Oranje, and Harry Verhaar (Philips Lighting) at the launch of The Atlas Project on low carbon schools on 11 November 2011 at Kariboe Primary School, Heemskerk, The Netherlands, on Dutch Sustainability Day
July 2013: Campaign partner of 'A world you like, with a climate you like'
The Atlas Schools Project is proud to be a campaign partner of A world you like, With a climate you like. Five recent campaign events have been chaired and moderated by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director, CISL’s EU Office. The campaign is looking for inspirational projects that show others how a world we like, with a climate we like, can be achieved and that can motivate people to adopt a low carbon lifestyle.
12 July 2013: Atlas Schools Project featured on the website of the Covenant of Mayors
The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories.
About The Atlas Project
Schools make up 17% of the EU27 non-residential floor space and emit a surprisingly large amount of carbon from the operation of their buildings. In the UK this represents about 20% of public sector emissions. School buildings in many parts of the EU are inefficient in their use of energy, wasting money which could be going into hiring teachers and purchasing better teaching materials.
A group of corporate leaders working with CISL has come together to address a range of issues related to schools through CISL’s collaboratory approach. This collaboratory has enabled the creation of a unique “living laboratory” concept: The Atlas Project.
The Atlas Project has two objectives. First, to pioneer a low carbon toolkit to allow schools to identify the sources of their carbon emissions and take action to reduce them. Second, to promote policy and action in EU countries and ultimately in other regions that help schools reduce their carbon footprints, through access to low carbon technologies and expertise – and in so doing reduce costs and create green jobs and growth.
The Atlas Project Website
Please visit www.atlasschools.org for more information.