This research examines the delivery methods and analyses the results from the Low Carbon Schools pilot program.
The main objectives of the research were to:
1. Measure the extent of carbon reductions that can be achieved in schools using a structured and data-driven process and ;
2. Analyse the types of initiatives implemented;
3. Determine the extent to which schools are able to engage with, influence, and affect change within their local communities, specifically around decarbonisation.
4. Examine lessons learned, including aspects of the program that worked well and what could be improved.
The following report provides an overview of the participants and how they were recruited, the structure of the program, including the different phases and the activities that were conducted with the schools to assist them in their process of reducing their carbon footprint. This is followed by the results, challenges experienced and recommendations for overcoming these. The report concludes with recommendations for future research.