Norway

 

On this side you can get some insights into the work within the peer trainings and see some of the products that were produced within the Norwegian peer work:

 

 

 

Peer-training in Norway

 

In February 2015, the Norwegian useITsmartly team carried out two IT-Peer trainings in cooperation with the electronics department of the Heimdal secondary school in Trondheim. 60 students were trained as "green IT-ambassadors". The first part of the training aimed to give the students an overview over the environmental consequences and energy use of different ICT practices and included, e.g., a visit at the local recycling center and engaging presentations by three young climate ambassadors and by an IT expert. In the second part of the training, the students worked on their own green IT-ambassador projects, such as: writing a green blog, organizing the collection of old mobile phones for recycling, the "turnIToff hour" on Facebook, an energy saving app and many more exiting projects.

 

 

 

Test your energy behavior and get some tricks how to save more energy

 

This quiz was developed by a group of green IT-ambassadors from Heimdal high school in Trondheim. It measures your energy use and categorizes you according to how much energy you use and what you can do to save more energy. Take the quiz here (it's in Norwegian):

 

http://quiz.start.no/144039

 

 

 

“Gjør en innsats” – Make an effort!

 

"Make an effort" is the title of a brochure created by a group of green IT-ambassadors from Heimdal high school in Trondheim. It informs about the energy use of ICT and the problem of e-waste and asks people to contribute to a more climate friendly world.

 

 

 

Source: group of green IT-ambassadors, Heimdal, Trondheim

 

useITsmartly theatre play

This play is a production from the Norwegian artist #pondering_noodle in cooperation with the Norwegian team of useITsmartly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat movie on energy saving

A wonderful cat movie about energy saving made by: Malin Aunebakk, Ida Emilie S. Johansen, Eira Haugan Lorvik, Dina Jacobsdatter Moe, Maren Bratset Lorentzen, and Arvida Sofie Arnevik from Tiller high school in Trondheim.

 

 

 

 

Go Green Now!

 

One group of green IT-ambassadors from Heimdal high school in Trondheim created a blog with information about climate change and energy use and tips for how you can save energy for example by using your ICT more smartly. Check it out here:

 

http://gogreennow.blogg.no/

 

 

 

 

 

Music video by Norwegian It-peers

"Vi ville skille oss ut fra mengden å lage en sang, med en lyrikkvideo som fokuserte på el-resirkulering og at det er så lite som skal til for å gjøre en forskjell. Vi vil formidle den ved å spille den på youtube, at ungdommer får den på hjernen og bringer den videre. Derfor valgte vi en sjanger som treffer målgruppen vår, som er ungdommer". Song by Håvard Skottvoll, Esten Hoffmann, Rune Ree Gunleiksrud, and Emilie Tøndel from Tiller high school in Trondheim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some more material...

 

All these posters were producted in the trainings from the Norwegian IT-peers. Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

 

 

 

Turn off the TV, read a book instead! Poster by Erik Elstad Lund from Tiller High school in Trondheim
Remember to turn off your computer. Poster by Emil Andersen Gjelten from Tiller High school in Trondheim
"Unplug IT" - Save energi, save money, unplug IT! Poster by Erika Selnes Asbølmo
TurnIToff! Poster by Peter Alan Clayborough from Tiller high school in Trondheim
"Small measures can make a big difference" - Poster by Frida F. Buseth from Tiller High school in Trondheim
Protect the environment! Poster by Oda S. Berg, Elena S. Kozina and Katrine Beate Svardal from Tiller high school in Trondheim
Are you thinking about the future? Poster by: Ida E. Berg, Marte Mellingsæter, and Julie Logtu Rise
Recycle e-waste! Poster by Tina Rikstaddal from Tiller High school in Trondheim
Recycling. Poster by Bendik Bjørkli from Tiller High school in Trondheim.
Save the world! Recycle. Poster by Lone Sundstrøm from Tiller High School in Trondheim
The dangers of the digitalization of the school. Poster by Peter Alan Clayborough from Tiller high school in Trondheim
American Psycho - Reuse your phones! Poster by: Sara Kristine Spakmo from Tiller high school in Trondheim
Exorcist - Reuse your phones! Poster by Sara Kristine Spakmo from Tiller high school in Trondheim
Frankenstein - Reuse your phones! Poster by Sara Kristine Spakmo from Tiller high school in Trondheim
Rollup - Make a difference! Poster by: Andrea Toset, Sofie Strøm Jensen, Kamilla Rindal Krogstadand Eirin Halseth Waerum from Tiller High school in Trondheim

Celebrating the first group of green IT-ambassadors

 

The first group of Norwegian green IT-ambassadors successfully completed their training and multiplication activities. This was celebrated with an exhibition of the students' projects and the handover of the green IT ambassador certificates right before the summer holidays.

 

 

IT ambassador certificate ceremony, Source: Sara Heidenreich

 

 

 

useITsmartly in the newspaper

 

In October 2015, the Norwegian useITsmartly-team carried out their last Green IT-ambassador training at the Tiller high school in Trondheim. Check out the article that has been published in the regional newspaper "Adresseavisen" here:

 

http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/oppdraget/2015/10/29/Slik-vil-ungdommer-p%C3%A5-Tiller-f%C3%A5-ned-energiforbruket-11744551.ece

 

 

Green IT-ambassadors at the science fair “Forskningstorget” in Trondheim

 

Three green IT-ambassadors from Heimdal high school were helping the Norwegian useITsmartly-team on the stand at the science fair in Trondheim, Norway in September 2015. The stand had the title "Children and youths as agents of change - sustainable use of ICT". The aim was both to inform about the environmental consequences of ICT use and to invite the youths to come up with green solutions for a more sustainable future.

 

 

 

Science Fair in Tronheim, Source: Sara Heidenreich

 

 

useITsmartly outreach in Trondheim

 

From October 28-30 the Norwegian useITsmartly-team had a stand at the "Yrkes-NM/Opplæringsdagene" in Trondheim Spektrum. Hundreds of youths visited the stand where they could take a quiz, come up with ideas for smart energy-efficient ICT-use and discuss the role of ICT-professions for energy saving and climate change. On the last day, the youths from the project "UngEnergi" joined the stand and organized the very popular activity "make your own solar charger", where visitors of the stand could build solar charger for their smart phones.