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It's your turn to save energy: Join u4energy!

Teachers and students from all over Europe are invited to take part in U4energy, a new, challenging, pan-European competition for primary and secondary schools.

The aim is to encourage them to contribute innovative ideas on reducing energy consumption and to raise awareness on how to use energy more responsibly.

A message from the European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Günther Oettinger: "This is an exciting competition. I would like to encourage schools to participate and join the European efforts to demonstrate that we can use our energy more efficiently. I believe that teachers and students have an important role to play when it comes to achieving our sustainable energy targets. I am looking forward to hearing from schools demonstrating that saving energy is not only possible, but worthwhile doing in terms of and protecting the environment. This is crucial for us as much as for the generations to come."

The u4energy competition is a unique teaching opportunity for teachers and will be fun for students keen to save energy, money on their fuel bills, and to protect the environment. From September 2010, schools will be encouraged to start submitting their contribution to different competition strands, earning the chance to win a prize and gain recognition at European level.

Are you interested in making your school energy efficient?
Are you teaching your students how to use energy in an intelligent way?
U4Energy is looking to award teachers and students' best practices and spread the success stories around Europe.

Log on to the u4energy website (www.u4energy.eu) and get ready to save energy!

  • Register now to receive further information.
  • Learn more about the upcoming competition.
  • Read news stories from schools across Europe.
  • Discover smart energy tips to help you reduce energy.
  • Share your video message on energy saving: the best contributions will be highlighted on the homepage and the authors will receive a special energy kit!

About u4energy

U4energy is a European Commission initiative, funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe programme which aims to make Europe more competitive and innovative while helping it to deliver on its ambitious climate change objectives. Check out the projects in the field of energy education on http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent.

U4energy is carried out by European Schoolnet, a non-for profit consortium of 31 European Education Ministries, on behalf of the European Commission.

Diane Kelecom, Communications Officer

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