We ran this particular project in conjunction with Hackney City Farm as part of their 60 steps to 60% initiative. We worked directly with 2,403 pupils and 120 teachers across 10 schools. We estimated that the cumulative saving from pupils and teachers reducing their hot water use at home was 16,751m3 of hot water and 174.5 tonnes of CO2.
Our work was based on the ‘Be Water Aware!’ series of workshops that we run with school pupils and Housing Association tenants across the UK, focusing on participants understanding exactly where they use most water and how simple behavioural change solutions, combined with low tech water efficiency devices can result in large amounts of water saved.
The project won first prize in the behaviour change category at the inaugural SWIG awards in 2011.
“Be Water Aware is a project that if rolled out through the country could have great benefits for the UK’s water and energy consumption.” John Griggs. Chair of the judging panel