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Less CO2

Less CO2 Programme

Our programme enables schools to work together and learn from each other through a series of half day workshops spread across the year, led by experts and award-winning sustainable schools and supported by peer mentoring. As a result, staff are empowered and equipped to make changes and improvements to their school to reduce energy usage, save money on bills and lower CO2 emissions.

Who is this course for?

Workshops are attended by staff from schools of all roles and levels. We recommend one or two of the following should attend: Head teacher, deputy head, school business manager, science/geography teachers, sustainability leads, ecoschools coordinator.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

Our programme enables schools to work together and learn from each other, in clusters of 15 schools in a suitable geographical area, led by experts and award winning sustainable schools. Schools attend four local workshops throughout the year.
These workshops teach the school’s representatives about energy saving in their buildings, how to engage with their fellow staff and students about energy, and teaching them about the link between sustainability and energy use and efficiency.

Practical information

The first workshop (of four) will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2017 from 1pm to 5pm at Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden.
The remaining workshops will be held as follows:
  • WS 2: Thu 11 Jan 2018 at Bernards Heath Junior School in St Albans – “Engaging with your staff and students”
  • WS 3: Tue 20 March 2018 – host school tbc – “Linking sustainability into your teaching”
  • WS 4: Mon 2 July 2018 – host school tbc  - “Being a sustainable school”


Bookings for this course should be made via the “register your interest,” option at: or by emailing
Areas of focus
The course will include:
• Expert advice
• Peer to peer learning
• Materials and tools
• Interactive sessions
• Action Planning

Meet the facilitator

LESS CO2 is a school’s energy reduction programme brought to you by Ashden. Ashden is a charity with a mission to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world through increasing the take-up of sustainable energy. Through
our annual Awards Ceremony we recognise and reward the most innovative sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world.


This programme is free


Bookings for this course should be made via the “register your interest,” option at: or by emailing


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