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With the aim of raising awareness about the importance of adopting sustainable habits in terms of energy and water consumption, promoting behavioral changes, the Department of Sustainability of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa finances the 50/50 Project, developing it in the schools of Oarsoaldea from 2019.

The 50/50 Project has awarded one more year, five public schools in the region of Oarsoaldea, recognizing their efforts to promote energy efficiency. The awards were given to Carmengo Ama Public School, Elizalde Public School, Lezo Public School, Cristóbal Gamon School and Bizarain School.

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Oarsoaldea, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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  • This edition of the 50/50 Project highlights the importance of honoring the authors of these achievements, the children. Through their commitment, they have led the way to a more sustainable future, demonstrating that education and collective action are the keys to building a world that is more environmentally friendly and more aware of the importance of energy efficiency.
  • The methodology of the 50/50 Project is based on economic and consumption indicators, real-time monitoring of consumption and incentives to involve the entire educational community. The economic incentives for energy savings are divided into two parts: 50% of the savings are given to the educational community as a reward, and the remaining 50% are net savings, destined to improve the efficiency of school facilities, thus generating new savings.
  • These actions carried out have resulted in savings of almost 35,000 euros for the town councils of Oarsoaldea, and the prizes have been distributed as follows: 2,000 euros for the Karmengo Ama de Pasaia Public School, 2.693.98 euros for the Bizarain Ikastola in Rentería, 6,071.25 euros for the Lezo Public School, 1,935.52 euros for the Elizalde Public School in Oiartzungo and 4,483.54 euros for the Cristóbal Gamón School.
  • Beyond the economic achievements and the reduction of CO2 emissions, the pedagogical experience is also important in a world where the obligation to use resources responsibly requires the first understanding.