Environmental impact survey for schools and colleges

Closed 31 Mar 2023

Opened 7 Nov 2022


In 2019 East Sussex County Council declared a climate emergency. The science tells us that we  must achieve a rapid and deep reduction in carbon emissions. We want to work with schools, colleges and young people to find the best way of addressing climate change together.

We know that schools and colleges are keen to reduce their energy consumption. They are also very aware that many of the families in their communities are facing fuel poverty and young people are feeling worried about their futures as the climate warms. If we work together alongside children and young people, we will be able to make the necessary changes to tackle climate change.

In April 2022 the DfE (Department for Education) published Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). This sets out ways the education sector can play its role in positively responding to climate change.

Your answers will  help shape how we support schools and colleges. It should only take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. If you do not know the answer to a question, you can leave it blank.


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