Dulwich College (Singapore) commits to 100% carbon neutral electricity Equivalent carbon offset of planting more than 35,000 trees Sets an example for the next generation
SINGAPORE, December 2017 – Dulwich College (Singapore) identifies that leading by example is the way of the future for environmental sustainability. Climate Change and Sustainable Development have become an important part of the teaching curriculum across Singapore. The Ministry of Education (MOE) encourages both government and private institutions, from primary to tertiary levels, to include environmental content in their academic studies and extra-curricular learning programs.
Dulwich College (Singapore) has become the first educational institution to take up iSwitch Electricity Retail’s newly launched “iSwitch2Green” product, allowing them to fully offset their carbon emissions via Carbon Credits. This program aims to look beyond just electricity costs savings, as it brings about environmental sustainability and awareness.
During their electricity contract period with iSwitch, Dulwich College (Singapore) will be offsetting a total of 7,000 tCO2e carbon emissions for 16,200 MWh of electricity used. This initiative provides the equivalent environmental benefit of planting more than 35,000 trees.
This promotion of carbon awareness also comes at a time when Singapore is preparing for a Carbon Tax, to be introduced in 2019. Using certified carbon credits to offset electricity emissions helps fund additional global renewable projects such as wind farms and solar projects.
As part of the program, iSwitch has also committed to contribute to the college’s teaching syllabus by providing educational contents and material, with the aim of explaining to the students and wider community the benefits of what has been achieved.
“Dulwich College (Singapore) believes in creating a sustainable and low carbon global community. By choosing to procure 100% carbon neutral electricity until the end of 2020, we are not only supporting renewable projects such as wind farms but also setting an example for our 2000 students. This initiative will filter down through to the next generation and help in the education and promotion of sustainable initiatives.” Dulwich College (Singapore) Headmaster, Nick Magnus.
“The leadership shown by Dulwich College (Singapore) in becoming one of the first schools in Singapore to commit to 100% carbon neutral electricity is exceptional. Their commitment to raise the level of carbon awareness within their own community and beyond provides a powerful message to its own students and an example for other institutions to follow.” iSwitch General Manager, Andrew Koscharsky.
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About iSwitch2Green – Carbon Efficiency Program
The “iSwitch2Green” program allows you to offset your carbon emissions created by electricity consumption, through purchasing UN Certified Carbon Credits via an electricity contract with iSwitch. For more information, visit iSwitch2Green