We partner with businesses and organisations that support our mission to create more sustainable school communities.
Education for Sustainability (EfS) Teacher Training
The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment and guiding actions towards a healthy, secure and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations.
The Cloud institute monitors the evolving thinking and skills of the most important champions of sustainability and transforms them into educational material and pedagogical systems that inspire young people to think about the world, their relationship to it and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.
Jaimie Cloud, the Institute’s founder, is a pioneer of, and one of the leading figures worldwide in the field of Education for Sustainability (EfS). She writes and publishes extensively and is a leadership advisor and curriculum development coach to administers, teacher and curriculum specialists in schools and school districts in the US and around the world.
Carbon Literacy Training
The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience.
The Carbon Literacy Project is globally unique – there is nothing else quite like it anywhere. It was recognised as such by the UN at COP21, in Paris, where it was awarded as a TAP100, one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programs.
Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – Those that live, Those that work, and, Those that study. This allows us to capture all audiences in our aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy learning.
Air-conditioners typically account for 65-70% of the electricity consumption in international schools in warm climates.
90% of the energy used by ACs is consumed by the compressor, the regulation of which is very crude.
Herein lies an opportunity for significant savings.
Most ACs use a single temperature sensor (thermostat) which results in the compressor doing unnecessary work, and the temperature in the room being either too hot or too cold.
Coolnomix is a device that can be retrofitted on the wall next to the AC unit to minimise wasted energy and deliver better temperature control. It uses dual temperature sensors and a patented ORS (optimised refrigerant supply) AI control system to continuously optimise the compressor run time.
Over 20,000 Coolnomix devices have been fitted worldwide for clients such as HSBC, 7/11, McDonald's, and JW Marriot.
Coolnomix can be installed in 1 hour, has a 3-year warranty, and can improve energy efficiency by 25% with a payback of 2 years or less
Sustainable School Uniforms
Kapes is a closed loop, tech-enabled, e-commerce company with a social mission, providing sustainable school uniforms that help to make the world a better place. Kapes was born from wanting to find a way to fight the climate crisis and revolutionise the school uniform market at the same time.
From day-to-day schoolwear to sportswear, swimwear and accessories, Kapes' extensive range of sustainably certified products will have students ready for all school activities.
Research shows that a uniform can reduce school absenteeism by 62% among those that can't afford one. So for every child that Kapes sell a uniform to, Kapes provides a free uniform on to a child in need in a developing country.
Solar Design & Installation
Studies suggest that rooftop solar in cities like Hong Kong and Singapore has the potential to generate as much as 10% of the cities' electricity consumption.
Building facades also offer meaningful potential for solar power given recent technological advances and cost reductions.
Helios develops rooftop and BIPV solar installations and is particularly passionate about the power of our work in schools to change behaviour, and shape the opinions of tomorrow's decision-makers. We have a track record of developing solar projects in schools and helping schools maximise the educational value of their solar investment.
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Emma graduated with distinction from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Biochemistry. Since graduating, she has worked in the education sector throughout Asia.
She has experience in Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience, SDG-Academy. In Emma’s spare time she wrote for an environmental think-tank, covering topics ranging from sustainable diets and lifestyles to biodiversity loss and conservation initiatives. Through her work at Metanoia, Emma is fulfilling a lifelong ambition of working in sustainability for education. She is currently working on applied sustainability audits in schools with the aim of helping them become net-zero institutions.
Her areas of interest include sustainability education, biodiversity loss, sustainable diets, and plastic pollution.
Kiran is an Environment and Sustainability masters graduate from Monash University, Australia. As a former digital marketer, she has experience in project management, campaign execution and brand development for multiple start-up companies.
Through Metanoia, she has applied her knowledge in sustainability communications and stakeholder engagement to drive behaviour change and whole school engagement within schools across Asia. Kiran also brings waste expertise to the team from auditing, reporting and providing innovative and circular solutions. Outside of work, Kiran likes to engage in environmental activism; from working with non-profits to reduce plastic pollution, to advocating for animal rights.
Her passion lies in water sanitation and sustainable agricultural practices.