Climate Change In The Classroom: Energiesparmeister Competition Starts 2012

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Climate protection campaign and Federal Ministry of environment the best German schools / prizes worth over 50,000 euros / applications until March 13, 2012 possible Germany’s students say climate change search battle: with air pillars, saving laundry or an even planted school forest. “In the competition of Energiesparmeister-2012 seeks the campaign promoted by the Ministry for environment climate seeks protection” from now the ten best, most creative and most effective climate protection projects at German schools. Climate protection is particularly important in schools: involvement in the projects, young people develop awareness for sustainable action that accompanies them in their adult lives. At the same time there is often great unused potential of energy savings in public educational institutions”said Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Rottgen, patron of the competition. With the award of Energiesparmeister 2012′ we would honor the commitment of already active students and teachers and also other schools to animate, the topic climate to respond and be active.” More than 400 applications from dedicated schools for the climate protection campaign received with success: In the past three years of competition.

Over 10,000 students were involved only in 2011. The current round of applications runs until 13 March 2012. student and teacher can compete as a team or individually to. Prizes worth a total of more than 50,000 euros end of March 2012 the expert jury selects the Ten finalists, whose involved is awarded with money and prizes in a total of more than 50,000 euros and a project sponsorship with renowned companies and organizations. What school the coveted title Energiesparmeister gold”receives and get hence the award ceremony is in the school, teachers, students and their friends via Internet vote decide. In addition to the ten Energiesparmeister titles there are special award measurable success”to win. This is primarily about efficiency: with the help of specially for Schools developed energy savings can scrutinize students and teachers how much they reduce the energy needs of their school.

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