Horsforth Newlaithes

Primary School

Carbon Footprint

The Green Forum had a very interesting talk from Polly Cook who is Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality at Leeds City Council. We learnt about our carbon footprint, global warming and looked closely at the amount of energy we use as a school. This prompted lots of questions and fuel of thought about how we could work to reduce our carbon footprint. This represents an average person’s CO2 emissions per MONTH!

The Green Forum was formed in February 2015 to give all parties a voice in the green aspects of school life. We have teachers, children, parents and grandparents as members. We are supported by Sustrans. 

Since 2015 the Green Forum has worked really hard organising and publicising events to support sustainable travel and reduce the number of cars on the road.  

We have been rewarded for our hard work with a Gold Award from Mode Shift Stars. 


Elizabeth Powell