EGS Project

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Energy and environment
School / organization: Provincia di Mantova
Country: Italy
Via Don Maurizio Maraglio 4
46100 Mantova
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Contact Person: Arianna Acerbi
Contact phone: 0376 401424
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Keywords: energy, environment, energy footprint, sustainability
Age of pupils: 16-17
Learning aims: The project aimed at giving a first information on energy and
sources of energy, to calculate the energy footprint of a class and school, suggesting
some virtuous behaviours on the energy plan, in order to reduce the fossil fuel consumption and the release of CO2, both to calculate

Short description: After some presentations, co-ordinated by the Agenda 21 office of Provincia di Mantova, the students of the class were introduced to the concepts of energy foot-print concerning electrical uses, heating and personal mobility. The were also introduced to the calculation of the energy foot print of the class and, by extrapolation, of the whole school. Finally they tried to suggest changes in behavior on a personal level, class level and school level, for example, using public transport systems for mobility instead of scooter, calculating the savings in fossil fuels and the corresponding reduction of CO2 emitted. The project was made in three schools: Liceo Scientifico "Belfiore" in and Istituto Tecnico Industriale Fermi Mantova, Liceo Scientifico Galilei in Ostiglia
Reflection: The energetic footprint measures how much of nature we possess and how much of nature we use in term of energy. It is an indicator that translates the use of energy use into a specific area of land. The Ecological Footprint assesses and quantifies the amount of human consumption that exceeds the regenerative capacity of the biosphere. The method used at school is a simplification of the much more complex one proposed by Rees and Wackernagel; so the results are not scientifically based, but the methodology induces students to reflect about their energy uses and start to quantify it and related to the aim of the sustainable development.
Date added: 2009-09-01 22:42:44    Hits: 249
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