Harrow Council has continued its work towards reducing carbon emissions in the borough by installing solar panels in four more schools across Harrow.
Shaftesbury High, Park High, Glebe and Kenmore Park now join a total of 14 schools who are being powered by solar energy, in a move that intends to cut 77,000kg of CO2 emissions each year and fuels the plan to use more energy generation technologies across Harrow.
Harrow Council Corporate Director Paul Walker said bringing the initiative to schools will “really educate the next generation,” adding that “anything we do to help save the planet has got to be good news”.
The initiative forms part of Harrow’s Climate Emergency strategy which was put into place in January 2019. The strategy, which is in place until 2024, includes measures to “reduce emissions from all sources in order to meet the council’s objectives for a cleaner and greener borough and to support London’s overall zero carbon target”.
Additionally, Harrow passed a motion in July by which it intends to make Harrow carbon neutral by 2030.
Walker continued: “Harrow is committed to helping to save the planet and make the world a better place for our children.”
Recent green steps taken by Harrow Council include replacing 90% of its fleet of vehicles with fully electric and ‘ultra-low emission’ vehicles and replacing inefficient street lighting with LED lamps.
By Varsha Patel.
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