The Life Channel: Sustainable life

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There are varying definitions of sustainability but, put simply, it is the ability of people to maintain their wellbeing and at the same time use natural resources responsibly. The problem for everyone is that scientific evidence suggests that humanity is living unsustainably.

In a natural carbon cycle, carbon dioxide would be reabsorbed by trees and plants. Unfortunately, we are burning fossil fuels so quickly that the plants and trees that are alive now cannot absorb the carbon dioxide. And with rainforests being cut down, the problem is increasing.

Sustainability is everyone's responsibility. From individual to household, from business to government: a real difference can be achieved by working towards sustainability, and there can be no better place to educate future citizens about sustainability than in schools.

In partnership with Primary Schools across the UK, Sustainable Life aims to improve student and teacher awareness of the importance of sustainability and encourage positive action, helping to bring about real changes and improvements to deliver sustainable schools.

Sustainable Life provides students with the tools to understand the effect information technology has on the environment whilst enabling schools to attain carbon zero hardware, responsibly manage the disposal of discarded technology and enable equality of home access to information technology among all students.

Sustainable Life is comprised of four phases - Sustainable Life, Sustainable IT, Reuse IT and Live I.T & Learn - all of which have been designed to ensure the effect information technology has on the environment is minimized whilst simultaneously promoting equality of access to technology for all students:

A brochure offering greater insight into the Sustainable Life initiative is available to download below.