Solar Roof Tiles!

Image sourced from https://www.tesla.com/solar

Although this roof may simply look like a roof, looks are deceiving, it is actually a new and innovative piece of technology… Solar roof tiles!

This new idea is being developed by Tesla and these ’tiles’ are available in a variety of different designs, and they appear as if they are simply tiles. Due to this aesthetic appeal, the fact that they are much tougher than regular tiles, and that they offer better insulation, this could be the future.

This means that, whilst offering better physical qualities, this product will also help to save the world as it would provide large amount of sustainable energy which could either be resupplied to the grid, or used directly within the house, which would, as a result, benefit society as a whole, the planet as well as the individual user.

Tesla as a company is developing a wide range of products which would benefit society and help to limit climate change, and this includes the power wall 2 battery, which would allow the energy produced by these solar tiles, or even solar panels, to be stored and reused within the house, as a method of powering the house up, and thus limiting electrical bills.

The future is coming.

Could technology be a major factor in limiting climate change?

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Do you love our world?

Our planet is a beautiful place, and sometimes in our busy every day lives we don’t get the chance to appreciate it.

Why don’t you take just 1 hour a week and take in its beauty.

Together we can ‘heal our world’ and combat climate change.

Will you help to make the world a better place for all of us?

Make a Splash

make a splashWhat are you going to do this Lent to make a difference?

Although you may simply associate Lent with pancakes and Easter eggs, it means a lot more that this.

Lent is reflection.

Lent is preparation.

Lent is sacrifice.

But more than this Lent is the build up to spring, the time of new beginnings and rebirth and at this time anything is possible.

Will you join us this Lent and make a splash? Just by doing a small action such as doing a sponsored beach dip or having a water fight to raise money you could help us in our campaign to aid our brothers and sisters overseas, especially those who cannot get clean water.

Together we can do this!

Make a splash.

Make a difference!

A Busy Year!

2015

A busy year for trying to raise awareness about climate change.

A busy year for trying to implement global change in order to hopefully prevent the further effects of climate change

A very busy year!

In 2015 the Pope released Laudato Si encouraging us all to work together in order to unite for a common cause; the protection of our world.

In 2015 thousands of people from all over the country lobbied at Westminster in order to encourage the prime minister to make a difference too.

In 2015 there was the Paris Climate Conference attended by 195 countries and showing that if we unite globally we CAN make a difference.

In 2015 we even made a rap about climate change and what you can do to help.

But there’s so much more to do!

What are you going to do to help the planet in 2016?

 

Clap For CAFOD

St Roberts supports CAFOD. This week, we have been filming some of our Year 7’s joining in the Clap for CAFOD scheme. Not only our pupils, but our teachers are getting involved with this.

We are in the process of creating a short video of all of our students participating with the scheme, we look forward to showing you when it’s finished!

Look out for our video next week.

What can we do about climate change?

Image sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel#mediaviewer/File:Grangemouth04nov06.jpg by John

We all need to play our part to stop climate change.

Some people argue that they will have a infinitesimally small effect on the Earth’s climate, so why should they do anything about climate change? But they are wrong, everyone would need to act together cohesively in order to force our governments into action. Modern day politicians only do what will get them re-elected, so all the changes they make reflect what the majority of people want. For that reason we need to make people realise the horrendous effect we, as a species,  are having on our environment. Whilst saving electricity and recycling undoubtedly helps the environment, we need to be directly tackling the problem, not limiting the damage. Through recent scientific advancements we can clearly accredit global warming to the burning of fossil fuels,  and hence we must take action. Because of the negligence of the global community, people living in impoverished places are being strongly affected. We have to at least try to reduce the effects of global warming on the world’s most impoverished places, who ironically do the least to cause it. The three main things we can do are:

  • Reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide emissions, by using our cars less, or by utilising public transport and even better solution would be to walk or cycle
  • Try to reduce the amount of electricity we use, currently as a nation. In 1990 74.5% of our nation’s electricity came from fossil fuels, we cannot as an international community afford to continue to pollute the environment in such of a way.
  • The best thing we can do to combat climate is to pressure the government into investing into sustainable energy sources. There simply isn’t enough fossil fuels to sustain this level of electrical usage, so we either drastically change our lifestyles, or we generate our electricity in other, more environmentally friendly ways.

If more people campaign about climate, the government will start to realise, that a large proportion of the voting populace, want them to take action on climate change. Start campaigning about climate change today, to make a difference before it is too late!

21st-23rd January, 2015

When we first arrived at the Othona community, we hadn’t fully realised the scope of climate change. After having done the first activity though we soon became aware of the extent that people in impoverished areas of the world are affected by climate change.
In Bangladesh for example, due to rising sea levels caused by climate change, privately owned land, homes, villages and lives are often lost to floods.
Later on, we Skyped one of CAFOD’s partners centred in Bangladesh to find out more about the effects of climate change on some of the people who CAFOD and it’s partners support overseas. We were told that anyone can help by raising money to build cyclone shelters to protect people who face potential danger.

As young people we think supporting those most severely affected by climate change is very important, but it seems currently that not enough effort is made collectively by everyone to combat the effects.
It’s so easy to play your part in helping to reduce the effects of climate change, it’s as simple as turning off your lights when you leave a room or using a shower instead of a bath.
You could also take your support a step further by going out into your local community, school or workplace and fundraising to help CAFOD and it’s partners overseas.

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