Our Green Plan

We have a central role to play in educating our entire school community about the importance of environmental sustainability. 

 

With an educational purpose to set an example and investigate our changing world, aligned to our Waconian Values of Integrity, Compassion, Endeavour, Resilience and Contribution, at CHS we have the inherited benefit of land and a platform from which to improve our environmental performance, enact real change and support the global efforts to save our planet. 

CHS’s ‘Green Plan’ outlines our commitment to educating and empowering our community to make positive changes, and the steps we are taking to meet our aspiration of being Carbon NetZero by 2030. 

We feel optimistic that with the support of our entire community, our actions and innovations can make a material difference to local, regional,  national and international issues. 

Our Commitments

By September 2022 we will:

  • Replace the entirety of our indoor and outdoor lights with the latest generation LED
  • Focus on food waste and litter through a targeted campaign in the Spring Term 2022 with the emphasis on Reducing waste, Removing litter and Recycling as much as we can.
  • Begin the creation of a physical ‘Green Path’ and Forest School for Junior School pupils.
  • 60-80 new sapling trees will be delivered by the Woodland Trust in January and March 2022 as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy: a youth, community and educationally focused endeavour to commemorate HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
  • Rewilding areas and wildflower planting on our estate.
  • Work with our contractors to understand and measure their environmental impact as they deliver the support we require.
  • Establish a School-wide Eco Committee and promote regular updates of our progress to the school community.