London Schools and the Environment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3389
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How is the Mayor supporting London schools to take forward environmental initiatives?

Answer

Answer for London Schools and the Environment

Answer for London Schools and the Environment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am delivering three environmental programmes in schools: The Water for Schools' Programme, designed to demonstrate how schools can save money by becoming water efficient, addressing leakage and increasing their water awareness; the Air Quality Schools' Programme, established to reduce poor air quality exposure by up to 75 % on current exposure levels, by children, at and/or near schools sites. And, I have a target to retrofit 200 schools by 2016, to reduce carbon emissions and cut costs to the public purse, and am delivering this through my RE: FIT energy efficiency programme.