Wouldn’t it be wonderful if schools were run on cheap and clean energy? Friends of the Earth wants to help make it happen.
Schools Run on Sun www.foe.co.uk/runonsun is Friends of the Earth’s brand new campaign designed to make it much easier for your children’s school – and thousands of others across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland – to be powered by solar energy. Schools could save up to £8,000 per year with solar panels – more money to spend on things like library books, playground facilities and bee-friendly nature gardens.
There are already lots of ways to get solar panels, such as through council grants, rental agreements, and crowd-funding schemes. Now Friends of the Earth wants to make it easier for schools to afford the upfront costs – it is asking the Government to enable schools to borrow, and pay it back using the savings generated.