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Demonstrating the power of sustainability

Quentin Scott, marketing director at Low Carbon, discusses the benefits of sustainability and education for future generations with the opening of the new “Tech Deck” Educational Centre at Land Rover BAR

At Low Carbon we have been working closely with America’s Cup Sailing team, Land Rover BAR, a leading sustainable sports team. In 2015 we powered the Land Rover BAR base in Portsmouth with a high efficiency rooftop solar installation. More recently Low Carbon, in collaboration with the team, funded a rooftop solar installation at the Northern Parade Schools in Portsmouth. The solar installations save in excess of 90 tonnes of CO2 each year and generate enough clean energy to power more than 60 homes combined.

By embracing renewable energy technologies and offering educational opportunities, sports clubs can help to lead the charge in influencing sustainable behaviour. This is where the new “Tech Deck” Educational Centre at Land Rover BAR really shines.

The ‘Tech Deck’ has been developed for Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum with the aim of nurturing young peoples’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The education centre demonstrates, through the use of interactive exhibits, the role that science, technology and sustainability play in building a leading sporting team.

To bring the concept of sustainability to life and with the team’s solar panels forming a perfect backdrop, Low Carbon developed three interactive displays for the education centre highlighting how a winning team like Land Rover BAR is harnessing the power of wind, tidal and solar energy to be more sustainable.

Each of the Low Carbon displays takes visitors on a journey demonstrating the scale of energy can be generated from the elements, how this energy can be harnessed and highlights what the team is doing in these areas to support sustainability. The hope is that visitors to the Tech Deck will be so inspired as to embrace sustainability by making small and impactful changes in their own day-to-day lives.

This is truly exciting. After all, if we each make a small sustainable change, the collective benefit will be there for future generations to enjoy.

To read more about the Tech Deck and to book a visit to the education centre at Land Rover BAR click here