Local Authorities Need to Do More to Educate Children About Sustainable Solutions, Says green energy uk

LONDON, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the UK has set its sights on reducing 60 percent of its carbon emissions by 2050, more needs to be done in teaching the children of today how to look after their tomorrow. As such, leading sustainable energy provider green energy uk is encouraging more local authorities to prioritise green energy teaching in schools.

Throughout the UK, most councils embrace sharing the message of being environmentally friendly. Recent fundraising events in Nottingham for photovoltaic panels to equip community buildings and plans submitted by Cornwall council offering guidance for green energy technology installation are among the many activities and projects planned by local establishments to promote green and renewable energy awareness.

However, despite most UK schools using recycling bins and participating in national walk to school weeks, green energy uk feels that teaching students about new sustainable methods is still incredibly important and schools now need to look into dedicating time to educate children about creating a cleaner environment for the future through alternative energy sources.

Doug Stewart, CEO of green energy uk, commented: "When I was at school, citing our nine times table was the most exciting it got in the classroom, but now lessons are diverse and teaching children life skills they can use in future years. Allocating time each week to teach children about the importance of sustainable solutions is a great way to get people thinking green from a younger age and help their future."

"Introducing vegetable patches and home sustainable energy projects to pupils is a great way to get them excited about being green. The Eco-Schools Green Flag award should also inspire schools and local councils to look into where improvements could be made in the infrastructure of their school buildings. The award is a great incentive as it encourages small changes to be actioned which improve the environmental management of schools."

For further information about becoming green, or to get a competitive home or business electricity quote, visit www.greenenergyuk.com. You can also join the conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Energy-UK/473450305033) and Twitter (@green_energy_uk).

Contact: Kirsty Shaw, 01858 411 600 or email greenenergyuk@punchcomms.com

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