Colchester in Essex is pursuing cheap energy prices and lower emissions by cultivating an image as one of the UK's greenest towns, reports the Colchester Gazette.
The town's Highwoods Community Primary School has been rewarded for its sustainability practices and pupils and teachers alike are ensuring unused electrical devices are turned off and that energy is saved wherever possible.
On a wider scale, the town has recently been ranked within the top 15 greenest places in the UK, with local authorities promoting recycling schemes and encouraging more people to use bikes.
Nigel Hookway, headteacher at Highwoods Community Primary School, told the paper: "When we buy new equipment, such as a laptop, we try to make sure it's an environmentally-friendly one."
He added that making these kinds of decisions is important to help teach the children about energy efficiency and how to be more sensitive towards the environment.
Many local authorities and energy companies offer grants to help schools and other public buildings to set up wind turbines and other forms of microgeneration equipment.
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