Submitted by: BG Babenbergerring
Implemented country: Austria
Title: School Project Strengthens Ecological Consciousness in Austria
The sixth grade class of a school in Lower Austria implemented a school project that has strengthened ecological awareness and saved energy. At the beginning of the school year 2005/2006, some pupils started working to find possible and useful ways to inform their schoolmates and motivate them to save the environment. After a lack of interest of some pupils, more and more participated and put more emphasis on waste management, lighting and heating at school. Via electric measuring instruments, energy waste in standby mode was demonstrated to all pupils, as was useful power-saving in classrooms. The sixth grade drew a positive balance: there was definitely less energy consumption in this period and the whole project served as a basis for future projects.