AET is committed to protecting our planet and recognises that sustainability has to be a vital part of the trust’s strategy and operations. AET has adopted the Bioregional “OnePlanet Living” principles as a framework to guide our thinking on sustainability. Together the 10 elements comprise a holistic approach to sustainability.

AET is taking direct action at trust level  as well as supporting our schools to develop their activities. For example, we are taking to steps to measure, monitor and reduce our energy and water consumption. We are reporting on our energy usage and what we are doing to reduce this for the first time in our 2019/20 annual report, to be published in early 2021.  

In 2019/20, we have

In 2020/21, we are

Our Goals for 2025

We are also considering a goal of reducing our carbon footprint, however, it is too early to say what % reduction we will achieve by 2032 compared to a 2017 baseline.