Energy consumption - what can we do? Energy consumption - what can we do?

Author: Carlos Cachado


Implemented in: Spain

The GP starts with a general discussion between the students and the teacher on what can be done to save energy and reduce consumption. Following that, the students watch a video (“Energy! Let’s save it”) created by the European Commission to raise awareness. This video serves as inspiration for the students to create energy-saving plans for their school and possibly for their own homes. They have to prepare a poster presentation to introduce their concrete ideas to the fellow students, which is followed by composing a formal letter to the headmaster addressing the issue and suggesting ways to reduce the energy consumption of the school. Once the energy-saving actions have been implemented, the students need to make notes about energy consumption by having access to the electricity bills of the school. These results are compared with the energy bills of the previous months and years in order to see the savings.

Success stories

This GP has proven to be an effective way of internalizing the change in students’ attitude to energy consumption, as most students also started taking measures to reduce energy consumption in their homes. The implementers of this GP mentioned that they liked it due to its efficiency and the combination of motivational exercises that were used, such as designing posters in groups, watching an inspirational video, and becoming aware of the schools' expenses by seeing past as well as new energy bills.

Materials Materials

The practice

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The Moodle course

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