圣彼得学校,走在去碳化的路上

As a school, we have the opportunity to contribute to the necessary decarbonization of the atmosphere in two ways. On the one hand, by reducing the carbon footprint generated by our community in our facilities, and on the other hand, by preparing our students to manage this challenge in the coming years.

We have installed solar panels in our facilities to provide us with solar energy for our own consumption. This is an important step forward on our way to becoming a green school and aiming to be a CO2 neutral facility. 

For those knowledgeable about the subject, here are some figures that highlight the impact of this installation: 750 square metres of installed surface area with a maximum power of 145 kWp, which will provide approximately 62% of our necessary consumption. The ROI of the investment is 6.5 years. For this project, we have collaborated with the specialized engineering firm Solvat Renovables. If you would like to find out more about the technical details, both ourselves and  Solvat’s engineers will be happy to respond to any inquiries.

Looking beyond the figures, the objective of this investment is to enable consistency with our educational project which, as you know, emphasizes sustainability,  protecting the environment, and in particular the fight against climate change.  

Even more important is our pedagogical approach to the problem. It is a fact that the world’s energy needs will continue to grow, and therefore policies and opinions advocating a reduction in energy use are unrealistic. Therefore, it is essential to confront this problem with the objective of achieving emissions neutrality. How will this be achieved? Following our model, the path comprises of three steps:

  1. 基于数据、事实和经过验证的研究,积累了对问题的事实和科学知识。
  2. 利用科学和技术来研究和开发与福祉和进步相适应的解决方案。
  3. 行动和变革,应用一系列必要的解决方案(技术、政治、社会)。

All of this is an important part of the content we teach at 圣彼得教堂. Whatever the opinions any individual may have about this issue, without question this will be an important aspect that will condition the decisions students will have to take and provide them with employment and development opportunities.

最后,我想推荐三本关于气候变化的有趣书籍,它们与以下愿景不谋而合 圣彼得教堂 我们的教学人员持有并使用这些资料。

1- 霍肯,P.(2017)。 Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. 纽约,纽约。Penguin Books. 一系列的社会、科学和政治解决方案,从能源生产到女孩教育。每一项都有其影响和成本的细节。

2- Shellenberger, M. (2020). 启示录》:为什么环境恐慌症会伤害我们所有人。 第一版。纽约,纽约:哈珀,哈珀柯林斯出版社的一个印记。 另一种了解气候变化问题的方式,来自一位倡导理性和开明环保主义的著名活动家。

3- 盖茨,B.(2021)。 如何避免气候灾难:我们拥有的解决方案和我们需要的突破。 第一次大字版。纽约。兰登书屋大字版。 盖茨展示了他的工程背景,他首先定义了要解决的挑战:人类每年向大气层排放510亿吨二氧化碳,为了防止气候变化的影响,我们必须将这一数量减少到零。这个计划被他自己定义为技术性的和乐观的。


作者:Jordi Ginjaume。 圣彼得学校 总经理