What is ECO SMART?
ECO SMART is our commitment to promoting environmental awareness, and making
improvements to Woodridge that ensure a sustainable future for our school. Our objectives are
to reduce the school’s energy consumption costs by 30% and to have one of the lowest carbon
footprints per child educated.
With the support of students, teachers, parents, and our alumni, ECO SMART will shape
Woodridge into a true Eco-School. This forward-thinking approach encourages responsible use
of our natural resources, resulting in a reduced environmental impact.
Why is Woodridge becoming ECO SMART?
Woodridge will be placed among a select few schools that have taken significant steps to
implement sustainable methods throughout their facilities. This ensures that we live up to our
responsibility towards the environment and foster an eco-conscious ethos that inspires future
How will ECO SMART work for Woodridge?
ECO SMART will enable positive change across the school campus, creating a meaningful shift towards sustainability for all aspects of life at Woodridge.
ECO SMART covers the following areas:
- Energy Generation – solar energy
- Energy Efficiency – hot water assets, lighting and cooking
- Water Security – water reticulation, pumping, harvesting and storage
- Recycling – responsible waste disposal
How can you support ECO SMART?
The first step in ECO SMART is energy! Woodridge will be offering a solar panel sponsorship in order to support the school’s efforts towards sustainable energy use. Solar panels are available at R5000 per panel. This will contribute towards energy efficiency and the creation of a robust generation plant on site. Every kWh Woodridge saves equates to a saving of 1.13kg of CO2 emissions.
The project will be managed by a dedicated team under Woodridge old boy, Ray Holmes.
If you would like to donate to ECO SMART and be a part of Woodridge’s transition into an Eco-School, the relevant bank details are as follows:
Account name: Woodridge Trust
Bank name: Standard Bank
Account number: 080372120
Type of account: Business Current Account
Branch: Port Elizabeth
Branch code: 050017
Reference: Ecosmart / Surname / Class Year (if applicable) / Parent (if applicable)Example: Ecosmart / Niemann / ’98 / Parent
POP: [email protected]dridge.co.za
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