Simple efficiency measures in schools' use of technology are often all that's needed to save energy, resources and the environment.
It is very very frustrating working in schools at times. If we are talking about a green ICT agenda or dare I even say a green or environmental policy for a school then we would take a massive leap forward by just making the school or Head Teacher responsible for their financial budgets. To often these budgets are largely determined by what you spend and little focus or local government transparency is given to what the school should actually be spending! A little more emphasis on budgets in-line with the private sectors way of thinking would be a big step forward.
Of course technology is great but the flip side of this is the misuse of it. Only the other night I was undertaking some remote support on a clients laptop and I notice the support console indicating that a school pc used by the management team had been left on. I duly logged in and shut it down. I DREAD TO THINK how many pc's are left on like this in schools - in some case whole ICT suites probably.
This is an interesting article from the Guardian by Julie Nightingale, in which: