Sheets of paper in hand, the schoolchildren track down heat-loss revealing draughts. When the paper flutters near an opening, it means energy is being lost. The pupils’ observations are passed on to the school head, who decides what work needs doing.
Twenty pilot schools Twenty schools in 20 different regions are setting the example and the pace. They are sharing their findings and lessons learnt with other schools. The aim is to establish a large network of “friends of the climate schools” throughout Italy. The Eco-Generation programme is sponsored by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and driven by Edison, EDF’s Italian subsidiary, and the NGO Legambiente.
50% to 70% reduction in energy consumption expected at the participating schools
Climate ambassadors Everyone knows that change starts with the young – and through education. Back in their homes, children become the ambassadors of energy efficiency there. Combating heat loss becomes a daily habit for everyone, for life. Ultimately, the result is less energy consumed and less CO2 emitted.
5,000 young people
180 teachers and 40 educators
40 non-profit organisations
35 local authorities