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Low carbon lifestyles in Educational Institutions

This topic provides information about low carbon lifestyles that can be followed in Educational Institutions.

Conduct An Energy Audit

  1. Switch to energy efficient lighting
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 1641 - 1876 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 1641-1876 kg is equivalent to 164-187 additional trees
    • Reduce annual electricity bills by Rs 17017 - 19448

Become more Energy Efficient

  1. Don't let your computer workstation idle between classes. Set it to sleep mode once you finish your class
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 811 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 811 kg is equivalent to 81 additional trees
    • Reduce annual electricity bill by Rs 8400
  2. Power off the computer workstations at the plug point at the end of the day
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 282 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 282 kg is equivalent to 28 additional trees
    • Reduce annual electricity bill by Rs 2920
  3. Turn off lights and fans when you go out of the classroom
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 3143 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 3143 kg is equivalent to 314 additional trees
    • Reduce annual electricity bill by Rs 32580
  4. Install solar photovoltaic panels to take care of part of your electricity needs
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 5051 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 5051 kg is equivalent to 505 additional trees
    • Reduce annual electricity bills by Rs 52360

Conserve Water

  1. Conduct a water audit.
    • Conserve 10000 l per day
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 1474 - 3718 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 1474-3718 kg is equivalent to 147-371 additional trees

Manage Wastes

  1. If you have a canteen or kitchen, start a food waste composting activity
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 10604 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 10604 kg is equivalent to 1060 additional trees
  2. Start an Aluminium can collection campaign
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 2534 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 2534 kg is equivalent to 253 additional trees.

Conserve Fuel

  1. Conduct a transport audit. Identify safe and energy efficient transport options.
    • Use transport provided by the school
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 24565 kg if a bus replaces 50 cars
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 24565 kg, if a bus replaces 50 cars, is equivalent to 2456 additional trees
  2. If you cannot take a school bus, try to car-pool
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 1112 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 1112 kg, if a car transports 3 students, is equivalent to 111 additional trees
  3. Walk / cycle to school if you live less than a km away
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 111 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 111 kg is equivalent to 11 additional trees

Do not Waste Paper

  1. Collect unused sheets from old notebooks to make new ones
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 750 kg
  2. Reduce the use of fresh chart paper
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 150 kg
  3. Send paper for recycling instead of disposing it in garbage
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 2700 kg
  4. Maintain your textbooks well and hand them down to juniors.
    • Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 11250 kg
    • Annual CO2 emission reduction of 150 - 11250 kg is equivalent to 15-1125 additional trees

Source : Toolkit on Low Carbon Lifestyles

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