COP17 The Ecomentalists Like To Get Them Young
Today’s Guest Post is from @AmbushPredator
Youngsters in Welling are making their school a greener place by launching an ‘eco-committee.’
The committee recently supported EDF energy’s ‘switch-off fortnight,’ where every member was responsible for saving energy around the school.
Pupils switched off lights in classrooms, closed doors and turned off un-used computers.
Now, maybe it’s me, but…shouldn’t they be doing this anyway?
I can remember being expected to do the first two when I was at school, but it wasn’t labelled ‘a green initiative’ then, it wasn’t in response to spurious ‘climate change’ hysteria and we didn’t need a committee for it, either…
School business manager Julie Rattenbury…
…said: “Members had to write a letter saying why they wanted to be in the committee as we wanted pupils that really wanted to learn and be part of the eco programme to help us make a difference in our school.
“We hope the outcome is that our pupils practise saving energy in their own homes.”
Great! So the little darlings can go home and lecture Mummy & Daddy too! That’ll go down a storm, I’m sure…
Committee members are also giving out stickers to pupils they see saving energy, for example switching off the lights without being reminded.
Training the Stasi of the future….