POWER: Empowerment of Youth on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Societies
This Erasmus + project aims at empowering youth on renewable energy. The aim is to enhance sustainable societies by training young people in different parts of Turkey and enable them to organize their communities in launching local renewable energy initiatives using a bottom up approach. As part of the project, on-line educational tools will be developed, and dissemination events will be organised. OE involvement focus on the development of the peer learning methodology used throughout the project.
The increase of the percentage of renewable energies and energy efficiency is a global challenge with regard to the scarcity of resources. Sustainable use of the renewable energy sources offers environmental, social and economic benefits. Humanity must be aware of their existence, potentials, harvesting, technologies of use and benefits from very beginning (childhood) in order to enable clean and prosperous future.
Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions, which trap heat, steadily drive up the planet’s temperature, and create significant and harmful impacts on our health, our environment, and our climate.
Still, children/students get only theoretical and scarce knowledge which leaves open doors to the conventional energy sources. Renewable energies are available everywhere and the technologies of application are mature and relatively simple. It is vital that our children develop a solid understanding of renewable energy’s power and its various possible applications. The project proposal offers great start for youngsters to learn more about all types of renewable energy and grow up more informed about the vital role of renewable technologies in changing world’s energy future.