To coincide with the Energy Saving Week campaign, we in partnership with the Housing Executive and Eco Schools project, will engage with primary schools across Northern Ireland to take part in an energy saving school challenge.
Pupils will be encouraged to save energy at home and reduce their carbon footprint by completing a range of daily energy saving tasks. These include turning the tap off when they brush their teeth, switching the lights off when they don’t need them, or turning TVs and games consoles off standby when not in use.
Each school that participates will be issued with a certificate to illustrate the total amount of carbon their pupils save through the challenge. They will also be competing to win a £1,000 prize sponsored by Power NI to contribute to a sustainability project.
Kevin McGarry, programme manager, Northern Ireland said:
“As we head into the colder winter months and with energy prices remaining high, it’s important that people know how to make small changes to reduce the amount of energy they use around their home, keeping bills as low as possible while staying warm and comfortable.
“With many households across Northern Ireland impacted by the cost of living crisis, the theme of Energy Saving Week this year is ‘Wee changes, big differences’. As well as reducing bills, using less energy will have a positive impact on lowering carbon emissions which are a direct cause of the climate emergency. We look forward to continuing our work with our partners and schools to reach and help as many people as possible throughout Energy Saving Week”.
Energy Saving Week is supported by the Housing Executive and delivered in partnership with Power NI, NEA NI, Bryson Energy, the Consumer Council, Radius Housing, Clanmil Housing, Choice Housing, NIFHA, APEX Housing Association, Phoenix Energy, Evolve, firmus energy, and SSE Airtricity.