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Kingswood Declares a Climate Emergency

Published Tuesday 13th of October 2020 06:41:13 PM

We are incredibly proud to announce that Kingswood has declared a Climate Emergency! The Sustainable Development Committee will be working hard to adjust the school's existing Sustainability Framework to ensure we do all we can to meet the new targets set.
The Climate & Ecological Emergency Declaration signed by the Board of Governors aligns perfectly with the intent given by Kingswood’s existing Sustainability Policy but provides important impetus towards a more rapid decarbonisation of the School and its operations.
It is incredibly exciting to have such a declaration made and the Sustainable Development Committee will be working hard to adjust the schools existing Sustainability Framework, (our pathway to a more sustainable future), to ensure we do all we can to meet the new targets set; as well as ensuring that decisions made within our community and organisation are aligned with commitments made in this declaration.
This School resolves to:
1. Declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency;
2. Pledge to ensure that our pupils are educated and informed about the cause of the climate and ecological emergency and actions required to address this emergency;
3. Commit to reviewing the operation of the School and identifying the sources of carbon emissions directly controlled by the School and introduce an action plan to address these with the aim of making the School carbon neutral by 2030;
4. Pledge to work with all groups associated with our School (such as pupils, parents, carers, staff and the Local Authority) to identify other sources of carbon emissions linked to the School (such as transport) and to work with the relevant groups with the aim of assisting Bath & North East Somerset to become carbon neutral by 2030; and
5. Work with other schools to collectively drive and share best practices, reflecting the latest scientific information and innovation.
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