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General Chat Thread, Renewable Energy in Schools in General; LOL... the public transport issue makes me laugh everytime it's brought up... you lot that live in towns are able ...
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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    LOL... the public transport issue makes me laugh everytime it's brought up... you lot that live in towns are able to use it, ok not cheap or nice but it's there... try living in the southwest, especially devon/cornwall there isn't any.

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    I do live in the south west... The public transport down here is by no means perfect (eg. there could do with being later busses to taunton and back from Minehead) but it is quite good. Ok, public transport is useless if you live in the middle of exmoor but that serves you right :P

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    The village i live in there is one bus a day to the nearest town, which you could then try and catch the few trains to Plymouth. As for public transport for work not a hope.

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    Well, the answer is to not live out in the middle of nowhere and then have to travel to work...

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    I live in the biggest private housing estate in *europe* and we dont have adiquate public transport.

    For a long time i coulnt even get a job because of it! Thank feck i have a car now or else id still be struggling to find work.

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    Where abouts is that? What do you mean by not having adequate public transport? What do you have?

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    What do you mean by not having adequate public transport? What do you have?
    I'd guess inadequate public transport?

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    *Explodes in laughter* :P I mean, what is the provision? What are the problems? Are buses hourly, half hourly? When is the first in the morning, and the last at night etc... What exactly does he mean by inadequate?

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    Well im not sure now but last time i checked;

    8am first bus
    4.30pm last bus - therefore to get to and from work you needed a job which was 10-4 assuming you worked *in* the town and didnt need to get another bus.

    More often than not buses didnt even turn up anyway, in the winter months forget it.

    Most of the time hourly

    Only 2 destinations

    My sisters *school bus* started knocking them back and they also took off the service bus which went near her school - she couldnt get to school without a lift, and she wernt the only one, FAR from it.

    The roads were extreamly inadiquate aswell. Used to take me upto 4 hours to get to college! And we are only talking 6-7miles away.


    If i didnt have a car, i wouldnt have a job, simple as that really. BTW i dont live out in the sticks or anything.

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    It does sound like the bus company in your area has screwed up the services for some reason. It makes little sense to remove bus services from a large housing estate...

    Have you considered cycling? If you were only travelling 6 - 7 miles it wouldn't take you long at all.

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Have you considered cycling? If you were only travelling 6 - 7 miles it wouldn't take you long at all.
    lmao feck that! I was at college, partying, working after college and on a weekend. Like i could be assed riding to college when everyone else is on a free bus! lol

    Couldnt have riden the way the bus went anyway as it goes down a back lane which would have been lethel in the dark. The long way round would have been a trek!

    Dont matter now anyhow as i have a car and am safe in the knowledge that i am doing my bit to make this country a little bit warmer

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    Buses.... Grrr! 7:30 for a 9 start, last one home 4:30. Hopeless!


    Back to renewbles. Surely the biggest impact that a schools energy policy (or lack of) is going to have is on the attitude of the kids? If they see investigation into new technology actually happening in their environment they might just take a bit of that with them into their future. If they are roasted in the winter in rooms with no heating control and the windows wide open, they will think "Stuff it, why should I worry? School doesn't and they know everything!"

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    Re: Renewable Energy in Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C
    ...and they know everything!"
    Who ever said that!

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