FROM ZERO TO HERO: Wise Energy Use Volunteering Scheme for Youngster is a Project funded by Erasmus+ EU Programme aiming to support the EC Strategy 2020 on sustainable development.
There is an urgent need to increase the percentage of renewable energies and energy efficiency. Humanity has to become more aware of the “built environments” that consumes certain percentage of global energy. Sustainability with the 3R – Refuse, Reuse, Reduce – of energy usage offers environmental, social and economic improvement.
The initiative will create an environmental volunteering scheme for young people to help communities use energy more wisely, save money and reduce carbon emissions and motivate them to work as volunteers to save the environment.
A set of training materials and methods, including LINE technique as much as possible, using IT to create interactive learning environments, interactive face to face sessions and using open source interactive software will be developed.
Teaching environmental protection and raising an awareness on energy that buildings consumes should take place beyond the classroom. “Learning in natural environment” (LINE approach) donates the youngsters with awareness that means a beginning to learn more about sustainability and renewable energy technologies and with responsibility to be able to play a vital role in the world’s energy future.
The project is addressed to youth and youth leaders.
Youngsters training participation will be certified with YOUTHPASS and they will share they newly acquired skills and experiences to their friends and teams. The project encourage the participation of young people with fewer opportunities to project activities and take active role with other young people and expected to work voluntarily to save the world.
Building are responsible for 40% of the total greenhouse gas emissions, so zero energy building (ZEBs) are the future.