The Barcelona city council awards SO a grant to help High Schools fight against climate change

In the framework of the Barcelona Climate Commitment, Societat Orgànica has been awarded one of the 11 grants available to fund projects to fight against climate change. SO, as a membre of the consortium composed by  Quatre Cantons High School and BIOHABITA, will develop the project entitled: ” Research and creation notebooks in Secondary Education. Strategies to transform your High School”.

The grant aims at giving support and provide economic resources to projects that promote steps to deal with Climate Change, as long as strategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce the emissions of greenhouse effect gases.

The awarded project consists of the development of an action plan that will trigger as a result of a research work done by the students of the education centre. The students will receive technical support by Societat Orgànica and BIOHABITA, as a specialists in energy efficiency, sustainability, water management, and waste management. The project will ensure benefits by introducing green considerations into different spaces and materials and systems to improve the energy consumption and comfort.

The project, which will be piloted in the Quatre Cantons High School, will seek to exert an influence and spread the actions suggested in a group: teenagers between 12 and 16 years, who can communicate the good practises to their usual academic environament, but also to their homes, so their knowledge work can be spread out to several families.

In the present Edition of the Barcelona Climate Commitment, the call for projects has received a total of 49 applications, but only of them have been awarded. The selection process has taken into account the proposals that support the strategies set out in the Climate Commitment of Barcelona and that are framed in the Climate Plan of the Barcelona City Council. In addition, on this corrent edition, the projects were to be presented in groups of three or more entities.

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