Students and teachers spend many hours a day in school. Because of this, sustainability and the careful use of energy are a big issue. Learn about the number 111 and how everyday school life becomes an energy-saving adventure.
Saving energy at school
- Make the way to school environmentally friendly.
- Ventilate properly to keep a cool head.
- A sustainable school break starts at home.
- Saving electricity together at school.
- Discuss sustainability at home and at school together.
Why is high energy consumption not good?
In the modern world, every person produces more carbon dioxide every day than the environment itself can break down. You use vehicles with internal combustion engines, heat your home, and use hot water. People cause carbon dioxide everywhere. For the operation of electrical devices and for artificial light, you need electricity, which today is largely generated from the combustion of fossil raw.
Generating conventional electricity, such as burning wood, coal, oil, or gas, produces a large amount of carbon dioxide. It is therefore all the more important to use green electricity.
Can you save energy on the way to school?
A lot of carbon dioxide is generated in road traffic – especially when everyone is driving. In many large cities, however, the average way to school is only 800 meters. For a short way to school, there are often better alternatives for the environment.
Possible alternatives for the way to school
School buses or public transport: Together with children from the neighborhood, this can be great fun in the morning.
Carpooling: If you share the way to school in the neighborhood, you are not only doing good for the environment. Often parents also have time for the newspaper or morning coffee.
Ride a bike accompanied by parents or big siblings: In this way, schoolchildren learn to take part in road traffic independently.
Walking on foot in a group: Short and safe stretches are also fun on foot. Depending on the season, there are always new things to discover along the way.
For older students over 14: use an e-scooter. E-scooters are completely emission-free and are a modern way of getting around.