Energ’y Citoyennes is committed to children: an introduction to renewable energies

Providing schools in the Grenoble metropolitan area with a beautiful solar roof is the objective set by Energ’y Citoyennes since 2016. To support this project, the company’s volunteers organize activities in the schools concerned around the theme of renewable energies. The City-zen Days were an opportunity to organize a new educational workshop in the library of the Jardin de Ville to raise awareness of energy issues among the youngest.

Armed with a solar panel, Fabienne Mahrez, a volunteer at Energ’y Citoyennes, had prepared a fun and interactive presentation on energies for children. Through quiz questions, children were introduced to fossil and renewable energies. They also had the opportunity to observe a solar panel as closely as possible and learn its composition and operation.

Ethan and Quentin participated in this workshop and explain what they learned from it:

Energ’y Citoyennes not only installs solar roofs, but also raises awareness of the issues of energy transition and renewable energies by intervening in schools. Intended for students in fourth and fifth grade, these activities take place in schools that have a photovoltaic installation on their roofs. But the company wishes to pursue these actions by targeting all children from all schools in the city in order to make the energy transition a concern for all.

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  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we learn by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

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  • Expected Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid