Calor empowers future change-makers with climate education

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Calor has been part of the local community in rural Ireland for over 80 years. Seeking to make a real difference for the customers and communities they serve, Calor is moving towards making its operation sustainable, as well as contributing positively to the global climate change agenda. By 2037, the company’s centenary year, Calor’s ambition is that all of its energy products will be from renewable sources.

“At the heart of every business is a local community. Our partnership with Rewrite Education allows us an invaluable opportunity to educate, inspire and empower young people in our community on important climate and sustainability issues which affect them. It’s their future in their hands, so we’re delighted to be able to play our part.” - Duncan Osborne, CEO, Calor Ireland


Sustainability for Calor Gas means a commitment to managing the social, environmental and economic effects of the business operations in a responsible manner. Local communities are at the heart of the business and through community engagement, corporate giving and employee volunteering initiatives, Calor Gas wants to make a positive difference. CoolPlanet's is committed to prioritising climate change and sustainability in schools. With all the financial demands on schools, it’s not possible for every school to roll out the programme.


By learning about their carbon footprint and exploring climate solutions and innovations, teenagers have the tools and feel inspired to reimagine a brighter, greener future! Through their partnership with CoolPlanet, Calor is sponsoring the roll out of 'Rewrite'. Calor currently sponsors Transition Year students in 3 local community schools in Dublin with plans to sponsor schools in Cork and Belfast, bringing the current total to 7 schools (460 students) committed to and taking the 'Rewrite' climate education programme.

The engagement with schools has been really positive.

“ I spoke to the parents about the importance of putting effort into the programme and how it can also be part of the Gaisce President's Award. They were delighted and see it as a great opportunity for their children.” Teacher, Salesian College

“The students and myself feel Rewrite definitely enriches our TY course and allows the students to use initiative and also to leaders in their own education” Teacher, Drimnagh Castle

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