Global CO2 emissions need to drop to net zero by 2050 to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Since fossil fuels account for 80% of global energy consumption and 75% of greenhouse gas emissions, countries are transitioning to cleaner energy systems like renewables and promoting energy efficiency...
GSP Audit encourages schools to benchmark, improve and monitor their environmental practices. Some schools have reached the goals of resource efficiency and minimum waste generation by making changes in their practices at the school level. It is now time for all schools to put their best foot forward.
Schools can play a key role in meeting India's 2022 renewable energy target. Here are a few learnings from the solar initiative of Centre for Science and Environment.
Once upon a time humans depended on the labour of animals and other humans to meet their daily energy requirements. From transport to agriculture, humans made use of natural resources like wind, water and gravity for their energy needs.
Use the sun's energy to brighten up your house with colourful lights
From an eco-friendly house to a solar brick kiln, read how young minds come up with solutions that could shape the future of energy
A ‘Vigyan Mela’ or science fair was held at the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. With a special focus on renewable energy, the four-day-long event saw students from 36 schools sharing their ideas with the world. Participants were divided in teams and each team had four members. The teams came up with innovative solutions to shape the future of energy. Here are a few ideas that can help achieve promising results with regard to energy consumption:
A legendary tale that shows us the mirror by sharing the consequences of a fossil fuel-dependent world
Crammed school vans with children seated on the top of the compressed natural gas (cng) cylinder is a big safety hazard. Keeping any luggage or load on the cylinder can damage its pipe, hose, valve and other parts and it increases the risk of an exlposion
Sunlight, readily available for 250 to 300 days in most parts of India, can help schools operate better.
India has set a target of 227 GW of installed capacity from renewable energy by 2022. Of this, nearly 144 GW would be sourced from solar energy, while 67 GW would come from wind energy. Although wind, solar, biogas and water are all renewable energy sources for power, solar energy is considered to be the most affordable alternative to polluting fossil-fuel based power-plants. Easy installation and electricity generation also make solar energy the best bet among renewables...