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“7 Days, 7 Changes” Campaign at Mougins School to Meet New EU Energy Targets
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Lise Cudin

Preparing each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world is put to the test in no better way at the moment than with the pressing global need to reduce energy consumption, to save the planet. Alongside all Eco-School Councils in Globeducate schools in 10 countries, our students have launched a mission to help conserve energy by changing behaviour in seven simple steps - and everyone is invited to join in, at school and at home.

A group commitment

Mougins British International School is a proud member of Globeducate and shares the group´s commitment to addressing the United Nations sustainable development goals. With the hope of reaching carbon neutral status by 2050, the EU has set a new target of 19c maximum heat. 

Students across the year groups in our school are going to make seven positive changes over seven days of the week. Together, we will work on the challenge of conserving energy so that we can leave a lasting positive impact. 

What are we going to change?

Monday – Have a shorter shower and turn off taps!

Tuesday – Unplug fully charged devices!µ

Wednesday – Switch off lights!

Thursday – Dress warmly!

Friday – Switch games consoles and devices to energy-saving mode!

Saturday – Enjoy an evening with friends or family!

Sunday  - Have an outdoor day at the park, beach or mountains!


Carmen Burgues, Eco-Schools coordinator, said: “I am always pleased to see that our students take these energy saving issues to heart. They work very hard to implement an Eco-Schools action plan and are always motivated to educate and inspire their families as well. We also work a lot on biodiversity, for example by organising clean up beaches, making compost and recycling our waste.”

What is happening at Mougins School

From Launchpad to Sixth Form, students, teachers and the whole Mougins community will be set the challenge of conserving energy so that we can reduce our carbon footprint!

For example, since this summer, we have already worked hard and put in place many actions to reduce our energy output as a school.

  • To reduce electricity consumption on our campus, Christophe and Nicolas, our technical team, have changed 1850 bulbs to LEDs, which will allow us to save at least 40% of electricity.

  • But we also worked on our water consumption and installed water reducers which will allow us to save about 40% of water. 

  • And finally, in order to reduce our heating consumption, we have installed thermostatic valves on the heaters. It helps us to meet the new 19°c recommended limit of how much we can heat up our classrooms and homes.

Of course we will be more than happy to carry on our different efforts through numerous actions implemented by the students throughout the year. Stay tuned!

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