We contribute to the creation of physical and digital learning spaces, promoting a new concept of sustainable schooling. In this field we’re also involved through our charitable organization, Enel Cuore, which supports numerous projects dedicated to the culture of education, including:
This educational project was for primary and secondary school students and aimed to raise their awareness of sustainability and biodiversity issues through observing and learning about bees. Following an initial theoretical part in the classroom, the children and teenagers had the opportunity to take a close-up look, in complete safety, at the industriousness of these fascinating pollinating insects thanks to innovative transparent B-BOX hives, provided by the startup Beeing, that were installed at the CFA Education and Training Center in L’Aquila. This initiative combined quality learning with respect for the local area, giving young people a chance to be protagonists in protecting the ecosystem.
Our Group is striving to protect and value biodiversity in all of the areas we work in. Preserving ecosystems is one of the major global challenges of our time and the future: it is therefore essential to raise awareness among the younger generations. The Biodiversity4Young environmental education project, launched with Legambiente, worked actively on this front. The initiative involved 8 secondary schools in Sicily, Calabria, Tuscany, Lombardy, Marche, Abruzzo and Sardinia.
The project aimed to engage around 250 students in issues of biodiversity and protecting the environment through the creation of Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation (PCTO) developed by Legambiente. These included a theoretical part involving training and talks by experts from our Group, a citizen science field experience, a workshop about sustainability and a final phase for discussion and sharing ideas, amounting to a total of 22 hours for each participant. The initiative offered an opportunity for the young people to engage with professionals and real-life contexts in the green economy, discover our initiatives to protect biodiversity, and gain useful ideas and experience in order to become active protagonists in their local areas.
The Brindisi Brilla project, sponsored by the Municipality of Brindisi and implemented with our contribution, consisted of a STEM camp that involved 40 first and second grade students from 6 to 10 September 2021, with the aim of recovering and getting girls and boys in fragility or hardship situation close to the school, giving them the opportunity to compete with the technical-scientific disciplines in a non-scholastic or traditional way, but of play and discovery.
The initiative was carried out in collaboration with “Il Cielo Itinerante”, association founded in 2021 by Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta and Alessia Mosca. The association shared with us a vision of the scientific culture as essential element for creating an inclusive and sustainable society, which offers equal opportunities for all regardless of socio-economic level of origin.
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A complex and highly topical issue explained in simple and engaging language, insights through links, a game, a glossary of terms from the world of energy, and a selection of films, books and playlists. It is the interactive workbook "The Energy Transition," edited by SmemoLab as part of the EduBox series and produced with the support of our Group. Designed to attract the attention of Generation Z and to entice children, along with teachers and their families, to be protagonists on the path to sustainable innovation, the notebook is aimed at high school students, but because of its features it is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about the topic. Available online at the DentroTutti website, the workbook consists of a general overview and sections devoted to renewable energy, smart grids, innovative and sustainable services, and the different themes of the transition: from energy efficiency to electrification of consumption, from digitalization to the circular economy, not forgetting to turn a glance at the new "green" professions.
The “SOStenibile - la crisi è l’occasione” (“SOS Sustainable – a crisis can be an opportunity”) project, which was developed by the Juppiter association in collaboration with the municipality of Montalto di Castro (near Viterbo). It takes its inspiration from the Assisi Manifesto, which we joined in January 2020, for a human-sized economy to combat the climate crisis, and from the words of Pope Francis, who reminded us in his encyclical Laudato sì that “the environment is our common home: we must look after it and not destroy it.” The events will be organized in close collaboration with the Fondazione Symbola and are designed to help children and young people learn to love and respect their local areas. These events also aim to raise awareness among the younger generations about good practices to ensure they continue on the road to sustainability in its various forms.
The project that we are supporting includes activities in Montalto and the surrounding area. This is in addition to involving a network of schools that will produce content that merges into a single interactive platform to communicate and share sustainability tips among the pupils.
One of the more original initiatives is the creation of the “Casa di Vetro” (the Glass House), a view of the world 80 years from now with contemporary images alongside projections of what will happen to the Earth if we fail to change our lifestyle with respect to the environment. The videos will be projected onto a 10-meter-high screen mounted on top of a truck that will travel around the municipalities of Montalto, Tarquinia, Tuscania, Capalbio and Canino, engaging students from schools in the area and the local population.
Renewable energy sources are not just the main element of the energy transition, they are also a driver for the growth of the national economy through the creation of new skills and new jobs required to support the green revolution. A process that also includes reskilling people who are currently employed in coal-fired power plants that are due to close in Italy by 2025. Precisely in order to meet the new needs of these professional categories, we have begun a project to train certified professionals who are immediately available in the area and who will then be placed on construction sites to build solar photovoltaic systems. An initiative, in line with our Group’s commitment, to accompany local communities and our partner companies during this new phase of the energy transition, creating respectable job opportunities without leaving anyone behind.