Carbon busters

Engaging our young people

Carbon Busters Project is the Crichton Carbon Centre's sustainable development education programme for Primary and Secondary schools. 


The project provided a course of engaging practical workshops for pupils and teaching staff on environmental sustainability with a focus on climate change, improving awareness and supporting the schools in promoting behaviour change to reduce the school carbon footprint.


Over 60 schools across Dumfries and Galloway have participated in the project so far. Amongst the schools that have calculated their carbon footprint and implemented a Carbon Reduction Action Plan, an average carbon emission reduction of 13% per school has been achieved in the first year of practicing behavioural change.


The project supports many of the Expectations and Outcomes outlined in the Curriculum for Excellence, enabling schools to effectively incorporate the project into their teaching plans and targets. The project also compliments the Eco-Schools Initiative, supporting schools in achieving or renewing their green-flag award.

Our new education project "Biosphere Explorers" has been launched. For details click here.

Carbon Busters
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Feedback from the schools


“Very informative and children did get a lot out of it… I believe

this is a great resource and

transition opportunity

for children.”                     


“All aspects of the course were interesting… There was an

excellent mix of listening, watching and doing tasks which helped the pupils to maintain concentration and remain engaged with the lesson. ”


“An excellent programme that delivered benefits here and now but will have longevity.”             


“We have now set up an Eco Committee and the children have already raised money by having an 'Unplug Day' and reducing our electricity usage. We raised money to purchase items for our school garden and have purchased energy meters to record our use.” 

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