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50:50 Düsseldorf

50:50 Düsseldorf
School / organization: City of Düsseldorf
Country: Germany
Brinckmannstr. 7
40225 Düsseldorf
Northrhine Westfalia
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Contact Person: Margit Roth
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Keywords: fifty/fifty, energy efficience, economical incentive
Age of pupils: 6-18
Learning aims: 50:50 aims to teach students and teachers that the efficient use of energy, material or water is economically worthwhile, too. 50:50 aims to integrate climate protection into school life and promote environmental education.
Short description: The state capital of Düsseldorf offers its schools the following deal: If a school conserves energy, water or waste of its own initiative, it receives in return 50% of the costs saved for its own use. It can use this money to improve instructional quality and quality of life, e.g. by purchasing games or sports equipment, build (or rebuild) the school yard or purchase instructional materials. The city supports the participating schools through informational materials, advising and lending measuring equipment. From this background, the participating schools develop a variety of their own activities related to climate protection and environmental education.
Reflection: 50:50 Düsseldorf is very successful. In the period from 1997 to 2008, participating schools have saved more than 1,200,000 €, reduced CO2-emissions by around 5,500 t and conserved around 100,000 cubic metres of drinking water. At the same time, environmental topics were dealt with in classes and 600,000 € in premiums were paid out to the schools. Kindergartens in Düsseldorf have also been able to participate in 50:50 for a few years now.
Date added: 2009-05-14 21:04:55    Hits: 341
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