Workers and pupils at Cefn Cribwr Major College are celebrating after being introduced with the Eco Faculties Platinum Inexperienced Flag Award.
Faculties obtain platinum standing as soon as they’ve been awarded a Inexperienced Flag 4 occasions – demonstrating a long-term dedication to environmental schooling, scholar involvement and sustainability.
Since 2012, the college has been working to cut back vitality consumption and increase its eco credentials. This has included litter picks in the area people as a part of the Love It, Don’t Trash It! Marketing campaign along side Bridgend County Borough Council, Maintain Wales Tidy, SeaQuest and Cefn Cribwr Neighborhood Council.
Fruit bushes and wildflowers have been planted across the grounds to encourage bees, and there’s a bike/scooter parking space with workers and children inspired to stroll or cycle to and from college.
Headteacher Stephen Howells stated: “This award is a mirrored image of the exhausting work of our Eco Council, pupils and workers in caring for the setting in and round our college.
“The Eco Council has launched numerous measures together with reusable water bottles to cut back plastic waste, in addition to recycling paper, plastic and batteries, and turning off lights in rooms that aren’t getting used. We’ve got additionally labored with Dwr Cymru to take a look at methods we will cut back water consumption, and proceed to watch our vitality use.
“Effectively achieved to the committee for presenting their work to Maintain Wales Tidy as a part of the accreditation course of – we’re very proud to fly the platinum flag.”
Cllr Charles Smith, Cupboard Member for Training and Regeneration, stated: “Congratulations to Cefn Cribwr Major College on this prestigious inexperienced award, the results of a few years of exhausting work by the Eco Committee, pupils and workers.
“We’re extraordinarily happy with our faculties who work tirelessly to make a optimistic impression on the setting and enhance their inexperienced credentials.”