Ashgrove West Preschool
Ashgrove West Preschool's mission is to foster, in partnership with families, a love of learning where each child can grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually in a secure, child-centred environment.
“We aim to make as much use of natural lighting and ventilation as possible to reduce energy consumption.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since September 2021.
What offset projects do you support?
A power plant project, a solar water heating project, and a solar power project in India.
Why did you choose these projects?
We have a list of due diligence requirements with respect to carbon offset location, project type, and co-benefits, as well as additionality and ownership of GHG emission reductions. These requirements help us identify offset projects that deliver benefits for climate change mitigation and demonstrate social, economic, and environmental development co-benefits based on strict guidelines and restrictions on technology types.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
- Rooftop solar generated electricity makes up almost 50% of our total electricity consumption.
- We are looking at buying Climate Active-certified office copy paper and other carbon neutral products and services where possible moving forward.
- We aim to make as much use of natural lighting and ventilation as possible to reduce energy consumption.
- Lights and electrical equipment will be switched-off where it is safe to do so when not in use. This includes IT equipment and air-conditioning.
- We are looking into switching our energy supply to Climate Active-certified electricity product.
- Waste materials will be recycled or disposed of in accordance with established best practice and guidance from Brisbane City Council.
- We are investigating the feasibility of introducing parts of Brisbane City Council’s Active Travel School program.
- We want to start a conversation with our families and children in the local community.