Climate Action-2d training of 200 teachers on climate protection and energy saving

Second training of teachers on climate protection and energy saving in the framework of the program “OPEN SOCIETIES AND SCHOOLS IN CLIMATE PROTECTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION (CLIMATE SCHOOLS Be.At)”

The new school year began with the …second training of primary and secondary education teachers in the framework of the program “OPEN SOCIETIES AND SCHOOLS IN CLIMATE PROTECTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION (CLIMATE SCHOOLS Be.At)”!

On Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of September 2018 the 2nd Training of the teachers took place at the 2nd Experimental Lyceum of Athens. The training had a total duration of 14 didactic hours divided in both days. There participated a total of 102 primary and 96 secondary teachers. The participants formed 10 groups and each group had two trained trainers. The training was formed in 7 units and each group followed them on a different order.

Unit A: Team reconnection – Proposals on how to integrate the program into school life – How to set up key groups: Energy Council, Energy Team, Energy Inspectors – Getting familiar with the worksheets and the methodology of educational research.

Unit B: Climate Change: Cognitive background, educational approaches, world game and other educational activities, visual related material (movies, cartoon etc.).

Unit C: Getting familiar with the measuring instruments


Unit D: Energy tour, mapping, drafting of the school’s energy profile (case study of the hosting 2nd Experimental Lyceum of Athens).

Unit E: Action plan for energy saving regarding lighting, heating, cooling, appliances (case study 2nd Experimental Lyceum of Athens). Study data from the electricity, oil and gas consumption of the participating schools. Discussion on the energy profiles of participating schools that teachers have already completed.

Unit F: Disclosure – program visibility (class-school-community), visilibility campaign, public events.

Unit G: Getting familiar with the program’s Moodle platform and the deliverable material.

Evaluation of the 2nd Training: The majority of the participants were very satisfied with the experiential learning activities (i.e. world game) and the practice with the measuring instruments (infrared thermometer, room thermometer, CO2 meter device, luxmeter, kettle and electric stove for comparison of energy consumption using energy meter and a set of lamps – (led, economy, incandesce). They also expressed their satisfaction with the overall collaboration between the schools. In general they feel confident to begin the implementation of the program activities at their schools.

The program “OPEN SOCIETIES AND SCHOOLS IN CLIMATE PROTECTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION (CLIMATE SCHOOLS Be.At)” constitutes a collaboration between the Municipality of Athens, the educational community, the Social cooperative “Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal, the German citizens initiative Respekt für Griechenland e.V. / Respect for Greece (Berlin) and the German Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen / UfU. It aims to raise awareness of the educational community, local communities and municipalities, for climate protection and energy transition. The program also aims to increase the energy efficiency of the schools with the substantial participation and collaboration of the teachers, students, parents and local authorities. The program is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

The program was evaluated and selected for funding by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), which is a financing instrument of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The overarching goal of  EUKI is to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. It does so through strengthening cross-border dialogue and cooperation as well as exchange of knowledge and experience.

The 1st step of the training schedule was the initial training of 19 trainers, on climate & energy issues and climate action in schools, realised by Greek and German trainers (Wind of Renewal, experts, the german Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen / UfU) in Athens (12th -15th April 2018).

The 2d step was a 6 hours training of 200 teachers (19th May 2018 for the secondary education, 9th June 2018 for the primary education) as well as a study visit of 6 teachers in Berlin (17th – 24th June 2018).

The 14 hours training was the 3d step of the training schedule. Now the 200 educators are prepared, trained and with educational and supportive material,  ready for #ClimateAction in schools in collaboration with the pupils and their parents.

For more information concerning the previous activities and trainings of the program “OPEN SOCIETIES AND SCHOOLS IN CLIMATE PROTECTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION (CLIMATE SCHOOLS Be.At” please follow the links below:


  • “Training of the Trainers” on climate protection and energy efficiency

  • Primary education teachers are excited to participate in CLIMATE SCHOOL Be.At

  • Training of secondary education teachers on climate protection and energy saving

  • 6 school teachers visit Berlin for climate protection and Climate Schools

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