The Green-IT-peer trainings in Germany had two different formats - an intensive-2-days-training or a 1-week-training. The trainings mainly took place at the University of Wuppertal and were fun and rewarding for young people, teachers, and trainers. The ages participating in the training ranged from 13 to 20  and the schooltypes contained gymansium and a vocational school. After the training the groups decided for different ways of dissemination. There were a facebook-page, twitter-account, poster, or in-person-presentations.





Green-IT-Peer Trainings

The training contents moved from general information on climate change, ecological footprint and the effects of energy consumption to the more specific topic of ICT and the hidden energy consumption contained in the production and disposal of ICT devices. Further, in different formats such as games or work sheets the way data travels through the web and how much energy is used for operating data servers for search engines were visualized were part of the training. 


Here you see some impressions from the trainings - we thank all participants for their contributions!





Groupwork: What is green IT?

Brainstorming on energy efficient school-ICT
Dissassembling workshop

Calculating personal ecological footprints
Measuring energyconsumption of devices
Presentation of results of the peer training

Peer presentation at BK Werther Brücke






Further Information on energy savings and ICT



Happy Handy

The action 'Happy Handy' informs about environmentally responsible handling of old mobiles phones and promotes their professional re- and upcycling. Join and give your old mobile phone a new life! 15. October was Happy Handy Day in Germany. Additionally a nationwide collection in schools and associations was started, where bringing your old phone to colection points is rewarded with 1 € each.



Environmental education programs in Düsseldorf

Free seminars for teachers of Düsseldorf kindergartens, primary and special schools In Düsseldorf, there are a variety of interesting environmental education programs that are continually developed. Environmental Agency and Consumer NRW report about this topics for educators of kindergartens, primary and special schools. In addition to interesting lectures there are material exhibitions, selected brochures to take home and plenty of opportunities for questions, conversations, discussions, and scheduling appointments. Participation in one of the three events the same content is free of charge. Starting November 12th 2014



Energy for Education

The contest "Energy for Education" aims to promote the interests of children and young people in science and technology topics. We are looking for pre-school, school and extracurricular projects that ignite through innovative educational concepts in students enthusiasm. Until October 24th, 2014 may be submitted for the 2015 projects and ideas from Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. It does not matter whether the project already exists, or whether it is still in the planning phase. It is important that it is related to the topics of Science and Technology.



Climate in the school and neighborhood

Climate protection starts at a small scale: in the city district, in school, at home. New teaching materials and methods manual for young people aged 12 years show how school and district can be active together. 
The materials were created as part of a UBA associations promote the project and help to link climate change and environmental education at the school with the extracurricular environment. All lessons and methods were tested during the project in Berlin Moabit in practice. Here, students have performed, for example energy saving advice in the area and created a multicultural climate cookbook.



Inspector Energy

"Inspector energy" is a small puppet show followed by practical learning trials. Together with the children airs "Inspector energy" the secret of the lost batteries. This knowledge and experience of the children to be clarified and educators team can tune the following action saves it individually. Children learn how a circuit works, what are the difference between batteries and rechargeable batteries, and how to recycle them.




The ÖkoKids project aims to spread Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in child care centers and establish it. It turns with the projects before good examples that will be implemented in all of Bavaria and is a logical step towards an education for sustainable development at the elementary level. The award "ÖkoKids" 2014 awarded for the fourth time in day-care facilities, educational projects have reacted to the environment and sustainability. Overall, this year 102 projects from 99 institutions will be honored at two events.


Teaching material

The topic "energy" is in kindergarten and in many school subjects very important - in science classes, but also in social sciences. Educators and teachers at all types of schools are faced with the task of providing many different energy issues clearly. This material tries to support them with practical, factual, neutral and didactic materials tested. The materials are age-appropriate compiled for kindergarten and elementary school children as well as for young people in secondary schools.;Essen



Energy yesterday - today - tomorrow

An interactive traveling exhibition to schools explained to children and young people playful and uncomplicated as the power supply has developed in the region.





Misson Energy Saving

The MISSION ENERGY SAVING for our climate turns to the classes in the 8th grade of all gymnasiums of western Brandenburg. Much surprise and excitement are guaranteed if the participants find as many energy consumers at home and in their community and develop innovative ideas in order to eliminate them. They can win a prize worth a total of 7,000€ for the class and the school.



Enviromental Mentors


Stefanie Busing and Sophie Waßmer, two students of the Gertrud Luckner-Realschule Rheinfelden were awarded in early October in Stuttgart as environmental mentors. This was preceded by one school year addressing the issue of energy conservation and a lot of dedication and training as part of the program "student mentors for nature conservation and environmental protection". They now pass on their new knowledge to younger students as part of their mentoring role.



Jugend denkt um.welt / ‚youthinkgreen‘


International initiative (with a German group) of young people thinking about and acting for a sustainable future. Organised the 1st World Youth Sustainability Summit this May (10.-20.05.2013) in Berlin, Germany.


Here is the link:


WWF Jugend / ‘WWF youth’


Website of the WWF youth. In the web section “Leben”/’Living’ one point is dedicated to the topic “Energie sparen”/‘energy saving’ with tips, news and tools collected and published by the members of the WWF youth club.


Follow this link:


Read more about what WWF youths have published online when they found some interesting stuff about how energy can be saved…



Charging your mobile phone with a beer can – the OnE puck;5063



How can you save energy when using search engines?;4079


Energiesparmeister 2013 – ‘Energysaver 2013’


National competition for the best school projects. Find more about the 16 winning projects of 2013 here:



Make IT green

(12/2009, germanwatch/makeITfair)


Online brochure on mobile waste removal and how everyone can help and make IT green: Here is something to page through….a brochure concerning the mobile waste removal… or how you can help and make IT green: