Today people are very concerned about climate change.
Many people are now choosing to travel by train because
it is better for the environment than flying or driving.
In our school, we know all about climate change and ways to
reduce our carbon footprint because we are a green school since 2000.
Travel and transport is an important part of Green Schools.
Did you know ?:
Rail travel produces half the carbon emissions of car travel and a quarter
of that of air travel. Carbon emissions produced by humans are one of
the main causes of climate change. Modern trains produce less carbon
emissions than the older trains which has helped to reduce the train’s
carbon footprint by 5% in the past year and 25% in the past ten years.
Train companies are committed to reducing carbon emissions and have
schemes in place to make train travel ‘greener’ like brake regeneration .
This is when electric trains return energy to the power supply when the
train driver brakes. The train companies that use this scheme have
saved 20% on the power needed to make trains run. Other train companies
are also doing things like training train drivers to drive in a way that saves
energy, recycling rubbish left on trains by passengers and cutting down on
food packaging on trains. All of which helps to make train travel greener.