The final event of the Regional Contest “Energiochi V… naturally Energy”, promoted by Regione Abruzzo for the knowledge of renewable energies and energy saving, took place in Teramo on May 28th with the participation of Regione Abruzo President Gianni Chiodi who shared with the students the need to act locally and to reduce Energy consumption. From Piazza Martiri the participants led by Teramo Mayor paraded with a music band and waders up to Piazza della Libertà where the works elaborated during the school year were awarded. More than 2.500 Kindergartens, elementary and middle schools students, hundreds of teachers and school directors took part in the event in collaboration with L’Aquila University, Faculty of Training Science and with the Ministry of Education- Regional Office, where the schools were led by local administrations with their mayors and their banners.
The active and efficient school activities contribute to the 20/20/20 European Union objectives, meaning 20% energy consumption reduction by 2020 and the development of 20% renewable energy sources.
These objectives are also included in the Covenant of Mayors, signed by the European commission and Regione Abruzzo local administrations supported by the Provinces and the Region itself.
Schools and institutions start a common operative strategy aiming at “energy awareness” that can be
reached only through the active involvement of the population. The only way to reach the committing European objectives is to train the young people teaching a sustainable energy culture.