Energy Conservation in Schools
India's Energy Conservation Act 2001 emphasis the role of education in energy conservation. “Lack of awareness and lack of widespread education and training” are found to be major hurdles in achieving any kind of progress in India's energy conservation initiatives, thus failing to influence “the attitude and behaviour of the energy consumers at individual and group level”. Bureau of Energy Efficiency says that “Educational programmes on the energy conservation should aim at students - in schools and colleges - to develop understanding about capabilities, costs and impact of different energy sources and practical aspects of energy such as availability. This should take into account considerations regarding climatic and social conditions of the regions. The students should be encouraged to make proposals to solve the energy problems through experimentation, innovation and holistic approach adapting to local situation” (EnergyManager Training)
Energy Conservation Programmes for youth and students by AEEE members, partners and peer organizations
Career Special - Energy Efficiency Professionals While there is enough talk about how the climate is changing and carbon ootprints of developing countriesare getting out of control, a bevy of professionals have been driving a revolution without the rhetoric. These professionals, called Energy Conservation Specialists, help various companies cut down their energy consumption, saving them money andconserving one of the nation’s most prized resources. Hindustan Times Artcile on Mr. Ramesh Bhatia, AEEE Advisor and Schneider Electric India Consultant
The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a network uniting Indian youth and youth oriented organisations who are concerned about climate change & environment issues. IYCN works to generate awareness about and establish consensus on what role India should play in the global debate of climate change, and how it should address its domestic issues. Visit www.iycn.in
Conserve My Campus™ has been conceptualized to address the crucial energy crises that the planet is going to face in the coming years. The program is aimed at students of 5th, 6th and 7th standards. Conserve My Campus™ is to help Campuses save Energy and the Environment through a participative program. The program aims to: Educate young minds on energy conservation; Make students realize that in their own ways, they can make a difference to a global issue; Instill a sense of responsibility; Provide energy saving solutions to homes and campuses; Target a larger community through this program.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Ministry of Power) Bureau of Energy Efficiency conducts painting competitions across India for creating awarenss on energy conservation and energy conservation activities, under the National Campaign on Energy Efficiency.
Alliance to Save Energy Green Schools program have shown great feats, In the 2008/2009 school year the Green Schools Program in California with three districts – Hesperia, Murrieta and Temecula – saved over 3.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy, nearly $600,000 in energy costs and almost 1,800 tons of CO2 emissions. Despite unprecedented statewide budget cuts and multiple teacher and staff layoffs, over 60 schools engaged in creative energy-saving activities.
TERI Initiatives Youth Connect is an initiative by the The Energy Research Institute (TERI), part of its efforts in educating the youth on environmental issues and disseminating relevant information to a large cross-section.
The Climate EduXchange The Climate EduXchange is another TERI initiative that harnesses Information and Communication Technology to create a platform for students from identified parts of the country to share information on how climate change is affecting them, and how India might best secure a path towards sustainable development.