ECSA's Go Green project is all about supporting you to make small, sustainable changes in your life - changes which will help you save money and improve your health at the same time. We asked our students what they thought the College's sustainability priorities should be, which led us to the following themes:
We can help you to walk, cycle, or take public transport to college. We can provide travel advice and also have an easy-to-use tool to help you plan your route. We can also give you bike lights and maps, and other useful things. If you're new to cycling or don't feel very confident cycling on the roads, we can help you with free one-to-one training.
We will be setting up campus swap shops and community fridges. These make it easier to redistribute unwanted or unsold items to other students who can make use of them.
We run workshops in college classes to raise students' climate literacy, and increase awareness of how sustainability issues link into every area of the curriculum.
To find out more about this project and how it came about, visit our project information page.
While the College is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to share some tips on how to save money and improve your home energy efficiency:
- Check your heating controls and timers are suitable to the current time of year and weather - no point paying for more heating than you need!
- Turn lights off in rooms you aren't using (include the one you are using if you've got a good amount of natural light coming in)
- Check if you have any unnecessary appliances plugged in - if you don't use them often why not turn them off at the wall until the next time you need them?
- Where possible, try and limit your use of baths and long showers: a shorter shower will use less water and less energy for water heating
- For more tips, and information on how much money this could save you, go to https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/energy-saving-qu...