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ESA: European Sustainability Ambassadors

How do we increase focus on climate and sustainability in teaching? How do we involve children and young people in the climate challenge? Can children and young people bring new inspiration and learning to their families? Can we educate 15.000 young climate ambassadors?

These and many other questions were asked when participants in the Sub-project ESA met in Sonderborg/Denmark at the beginning of March 2011. The participants in ESA work within the fields of education and energy. By means of this Sub-project, they will investigate new and effective methods to support the EU’s climate targets by involving schools and learning systems – from Kindergarten to PhD. ESA workshop 2

The objective of the project is to develop effective methods for involving all local community stakeholders in achieving the EU Climate Targets 20-20-20. Teachers' and students' enthusiasm and knowledge are the main drivers of the project.

The learning dimension of the project is very important to the partners to support future growth and development of the local areas. As an example, the Municipality of Sonderborg together with ProjectZero, Danfoss Universe and four high schools in the area have established the House of Science as a joint project. The project integrates climate, energy and innovation into science to create a green link between all learning levels and secure sustainability in learning and mindset. The House of Science initiative will use the ESA Sub-project to increase focus on kindergarten and pre-kindergarten kids using both level one (teachers) and level two (student) ambassadors.  

ESA workshop Partners
The Municipality of Sonderborg in Denmark is lead participant of the Sub-project. The other partners are the Agency for Energy and Sustainability in Modena (Italy), The Technical School Centre of Kranj (Slovenia) and the Regional Energy Agency in Asturias (Spain).


Contact persons
For further information, please contact:

Jette Oestergaard, director, Municipality of Sonderborg, josr@sonderborg.dk
Peter Rathje, Managing director, ProjectZero, peter.rathje@projectzero.dk
ESA workshop 3


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