"World Without Waste" commitment and changing waste disposal habits within the school. The messages designed to trigger the curiosity of associates featured thought provoking quizzes and surveys focused on associates’ waste disposal habits both at home and in the office and recycling messages positioned in strategic locations within the office.
Energy efficiency simply means using less energy to perform the same task – that is, eliminating energy waste. Energy efficiency brings a variety of benefits: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing demand for energy imports, and lowering our costs on a household and economy-wide level. While renewable energy technologies also help accomplish these objectives, improving energy efficiency is the cheapest – and often the most immediate – way to reduce the use of fossil fuels. There are enormous opportunities for efficiency improvements in every sector of the economy, whether it is buildings, transportation, industry, or energy generation.
Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth's history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns seen today, however, are caused by human activity. And they're happening much faster than the natural climate variations of the past.
The notion of everybody playing a part in looking after our planet and making changes before it's too late, is becoming more and more important. Schools are keen to play their part and are doing so in different ways. Eco Clubs are one way to encourage interest and involvement and can be very rewarding, especially when children are given responsibility to make their own decisions about the changes they want to see and the opportunity to improve their own school environment.