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E.ON EnergyNeighbourhoods Closing Event 2017

The prize-giving closing event of the energy saving programme 'E.ON EnergyNeigbourhoods' was held on 10th June 2017 in Budapest. At the end of the six months' competition, energy saving efforts and creativity of communities, as well as volunteer climate coordinators were awarded by the organisor, GreenDependent Institute.

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EnergyNeigbourhoods in Hungary

The following short movie was shot at the EnergyNeigbourhoods 2017 final award ceremony in Hungary organized by GreenDependent.

More info on the event here.

 

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The mayor and the cleaning lady joined forces against climate change − Public buildings have been awarded for their energy saving efforts

The closing and award ceremony for the year-long energy saving campaign called save@work was held on 25 May 2017 in Budapest. The EU funded campaign ran between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017, with 19 public buildings and over 2000 employees participating from Hungary. Its most important aim was to reduce the participating buildings' overall energy consumption by changing the employees' everyday practices and behaviour. The national partner was GreenDependent Institute, which provided the expertise and materials, as well as coordinated and organised the Hungarian events.

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E.ON EnergyNeighbourhoods programme - after the 2. training for the energy masters

In our residential energy saving programme called E.ON EnergyNeighbourhoods, small communities (of families, friends, colleagues, etc.) compete for saving the largest amount of energy only through changing their behaviour and everyday consumption patterns. Each group is supported by a volunteer adult coordinator called „energy master” and, if possible, by a young „energy hunter”. Energy masters and hunters support activities of their group, organise meetings and motivate their members.

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Searching for sustainable energy projects engaging households

Are you Involved in a project that seeks to change the way people use and consume energy? Are you promoting energy efficiency and lower energy consumption in households? Whether you are an NGO, an energy agency, a business, or perhaps a group of neighbours or a social club, we would like to hear and learn from you!

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GreenDependent projects in UNEP report on fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles

The EnergyNeighbourhoods programme, along with one of GreenDependent's previous programmes, Small Footprint, included in UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) report published at the end of 2016. The report - Fostering and Communicating Sustainable Lifestyles: Principles and Emerging Practices - furthers understanding of sustainable lifestyles to accelerate their widespread adoption. It contains 16 international good practice examples, of which Hungary is the only country representing Eastern-Europe. Case studies are included from The Netherlands, the UK, the US, China, Egypt, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Myanmar, but the report also introduces global initiatives and campaigns.

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Save@work - The detailed English report on the results of the pre-campaign survey is ready

Public buildings take part in the save@work campaign, which aims at reducing the buildings' overall energy consumption by changing the employees' everyday practices and behaviour. To be able to measure the impact of the campaign, we conduct surveys both at the beginning and at the end of the year-long competition. The so-called pre-campaign survey was filled in by around 20 % of all employees within the participating buildings of the nine EU countries involved in the project.

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ENERGISE: a new European project at GreenDependent

ENERGISE: European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy

What is ENERGISE?

ENERGISE is an innovative pan-European research initiative to achieve a greater scientific understanding of the social and cultural influences on energy consumption. Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme for three years (2016-2019), ENERGISE develops, tests and assesses options for a bottom-up transformation of energy use in households and communities across Europe.

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Energy saving and community building: the second half of the energy saving competition for public buildings has started

19 Hungarian public buildings with over 2000 employees participate in the EU project, called save@work. There was a midterm event on 13 October in Budapest related to project, to which all the Hungarian save@work Energy Teams were invited. The primary aim of the event was to boost the enthusiasm of save@work participants after the summer holidays and beyond the midterm of the competition.

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PRESS RELEASE: Sustainable consumption and social justice in a constrained world

We need new approaches to promote social change to address overconsumption and its drivers; in order to address ecological disasters and social inequities.

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