Primary and secondary level schools across Europe are invited to participate in this exciting competition to demonstrate their achievements by saving energy in an effort to move towards a more sustainable future.
You can submit your schools' activities in energy consumption habits until May 2011.
European Commission launched, September 16th, 2010, U4energy, a new cross-border school competition aiming to promote energy savings across Europe.
The competition is open to teachers and students in 31 European countries and will reward the best energy efficient practices in schools.
135 students at the European School of Woluwe Saint Lambert witnessed September, 16th 2010, the official opening of the U4energy competition, in the presence of the European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Günther Oettinger, and of Ms Sarah Tak, Advisor to Pascal Smet, Flemish Minister of Education, Youth, Equal Opportunities and Brussels Affairs.
Schools in 31 European countries (the 27 EU member states, plus Norway, Croatia, Iceland and Liechtenstein) are invited to submit their contribution to a more energy-efficient future, earning the chance to win a prize and gain recognition at European level.
Underlining the importance of energy education as a motor of sustainable development, Commissioner Günther Oettinger said: "I am confident that through their commitment, innovative spirit and creativity, students and teachers will make U4energy an excellent platform for sharing expertise in energy education and intelligent energy use across Europe”.
Teachers can visit the website here and findU4energy items for downloading, including the competition logo and mascots.
There, they can also access to some resources as lesson plans, tools, information and activities on energy education.
The u4nergy challenge can be an interesting cross-curricula project in every school. The motivation of the students should be very captivating to lead to develop innovative ideas and to express them in creative activities.
The u4nergy Awards will take place at two levels:
At national level: competing with local colleagues, followed by a regional selection with neighbour countries.
At European level: gaining international visibility at a highly distinguished Award Ceremony in Brussels, the heart of Europe.
Schools can submit contributions to a more energy-efficient future until May 2011.