Local students are taking part in a partnership with South West Water and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park to learn more about the importance of water and energy efficiency.

Students from Clyst Vale Community College in Broadclyst Exeter, Plymouth Marine Academy and Axe Valley Community College in Axminster, have been challenged to reduce energy and water consumption in their schools between October 2014 and Easter 2015.

A series of educational sessions will be run by South West Water and Paignton Zoo educational staff on a range of topics, including why saving water and energy is important for biodiversity conservation and how to encourage students and staff to make energy and water savings.

Monica Read, South West Water's Customer Relations Director, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Paignton Zoo to promote the importance of water and energy to tomorrow’s customers. The students have enthusiastically grasped the opportunity to learn about how to manage these precious resources and make a positive difference to the environment.”
Lisa Stroud, Head of Education at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, added:

“Our partnership with South West Water provides a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about environmental issues that they can take action on, it also equips them with the skills and knowledge to measure resource use and lead on behaviour change to benefit biodiversity conservation. I am very much looking forward to seeing their results at Easter.”

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