Go with the Wind
Go with the Wind! is the project dedicated to third-year secondary school pupils from the municipalities in Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily in which ERG Renew wind energy production plants are located. Endorsed by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, the project is based on a format devised by ERG that involves a classroom lesson on the general themes of environmental protection, climate change and renewable energies, and a trip to the closest ERG Renew wind farm to the school during which the children come into direct contact with what is often an unfamiliar part of the community in which they live, learning the "secrets" of wind energy production from the mouths of the ERG technical experts. Connected with the cycle of lessons is a competition in which the pupils are tasked with representing their idea of the use of renewable energies.
Go With The Wind! Awards 2016
May saw the conclusion of the third edition of "Go with the Wind!", the environmental education project organised by ERG Renew in schools throughout the regions of Italy where our wind farms are located. The jury of the "Go with the Wind!" competition selected the three winning schools of the "VCV School of the Year 2016" award, as well as the winning projects of the "VCV Award 2016", designed by secondary school pupils who took part in the project in the 2015-16 academic year. "Schools of the year for 2016"- of the 35 schools that participated in the project in the 2015-16 academic year, the three winners were "Carlo V" Comprehensive of Carlentini (SR), "Virgilio" Comprehensive of Troia (FG) and "Fais" Comprehensive of Ploaghe (SS). The classes of these schools were most successful in interpreting the spirit of the project and the aims of the debate on environmental issues and the use of renewable energy sources. The three schools were each awarded a voucher of €1,000 for the purchase of educational materials. Selecting the winners of the "VCV Award 2016" was no easy task for the jury with only four of the 120-plus projects entered receiving a prize.
The panel sought to reward the imaginative use of "methods of communication", evidence of the awareness acquired as regards energy production from renewable sources and knowledge of the region in which the children live in relation to the wind farms.
The winners of the "VCV Award 2016"
An image taken from "The Voice of the Wind"
(a multimedia PowerPoint presentation on the relationship between local residents and the wind farms in Val Fortore).
"Try being a wind turbine, you're tall... powerful... you watch over and dominate the region"
An image taken from "Renewable Sources - Four WhatsApp chats on wind power and the environment":
(a PowerPoint presentation which explains wind power through a WhatsApp chat).
"They generate energy without burning anything?"
Yes...! They don't burn anything but use the wind instead, so it is renewable. Isn't it great?
From "Digital photos: energy for a new life"
(images ranging from a present dominated by fossil fuels to a future of renewable energy on various smartphones)
An image of a model rural wind-powered environment, rewarded with a superb educational documentary photobook.
(a mini working wind turbine created on a scale model featuring real plants and the search and collection of images about the wind powered world).
Page updated at 5 Sep 2016