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Is your school sustainable?

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Have you ever stopped to think about how much money it costs to keep your school running? The teachers, technicians, cleaners and kitchen staff all have to be paid. Books, equipment and other resources have to be bought. Lighting and heating, water supply, sewage disposal, grounds and building maintenance all cost money. Without money, your school couldn't survive.

Or could it?

Could your school cut down on the amount it spends? Could it save energy? Could it save water? Could it recycle or reuse materials? Could it grow or make things and sell them to generate income? Could it create its own resources to use?

All over the world, schools struggle to find enough money to keep going. This case study focuses on northern Peru, where schools are trying to be more sustainable by:

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