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A key priority for our council is to provide the best start in life for all our children, and we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions

School children throughout Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland are producing their pieces of work by exercising on pedal-powered printers around the region. A spokesperson for Cambrian Printers, a printing company for over 150 years, commented on the news.

A scheme educating children about the importance of energy efficiency has resulted in pupils pedalling pushbikes equipped with dynamos to print work. This will take place in all 120 schools in the Scottish region and is hoped to deter people from wasting paper.

Larann Foss, an education officer with Dumfries and Galloway Council spoke outlined the scheme’s benefits: "In our quest to achieve ambitious carbon targets in Scotland, projects like this take us another good step towards our goals whilst having the additional merit of preparing the next generating to be more aware of the environmental challenges we face."

Six printers are connected to the pushbikes so that pages can be printed from pedalling. Organisers say it takes five seconds to print one sheet of paper if you pedal hard. It is hoped children are more aware of how crucial energy consumption is in this day and age.

David McKie, a councillor for North West Dumfries, praised the project: “I can assure you that the children will not print out any more than they have to from now on, because it's hard work. A key priority for our council is to provide the best start in life for all our children, and we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions.
"So, this exciting initiative offers a win-win situation, linking sustainable energy use and increased physical activity. It lets children see just how much of their own energy is required to print a document."
A spokesperson for Cambrian Printers, an experienced UK-based printing company responded to the news: “Energy efficiency is a key part of our business and has meant we have been able to excel in the print industry for over 150 years since we were established in 1860.

“This scheme is vital in educating the next generation in saving energy and being greener because the effects of global warming are only going to become more obvious in the decades to come.”

Cambrian Printers uses its printing expertise to attract clients from the UK and beyond. With a history dating back to 1860 when it was a regional newspaper publisher and printer, the company grew to refine its offering and it now produces high-quality catalogues, journals, educational workbooks, magazines and books. Cambrian Printers aims to fulfil customer requirements first time every time.

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