Belarus: EUSEW2020 Best event ideas competition on energy conservation “The young generation shaping the vision for a green recovery”10/09/2020
Energy Days on clean and efficient energy in various formats were being organised across Europe and Eastern Partnership countries, including Belarus. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the events moved to a new online format under the motto: “Beyond the Crisis: Clean Energy for Green Recovery and Growth”.
Along with organizing local events, the residents and the city administration representatives of the Covenant signatory cities were able to take part in two online contests held by the Belarusian office of the Covenant of Mayors – East.
The Best Event Ideas competition on energy conservation «The young generation shaping the vision for a green recovery» was organized for the representatives of local authorities and state institutions from cities that have signed the European initiative “Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy” and lasted from the 15th through 24th of June.
The competition was designed to identify active representatives of local authorities and state institutions that will offer innovative creative ideas for youth events on the International Energy Saving Day on November 11, 2020. Main topics: energy conservation, renewable energy and climate protection, as well as the transition to clean energy and clean recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.
Smarhoń, Pružany, Viciebsk, Zelva, Hrodna, Brest, Karma, Baranavičy and other cities took active part and around 20 applications were received in 10 days.
The jury chose 3 following winners by voting:
Zeĺva Gymnasium #1 represented by Tatiana Chechet (awarded a bicycle for ECO4POST project)
Smarhoń District Centre for the Children and Youth Creativity represented by Natalya Strah (awarded an electric scooter for the project ‘Green Economy and Entrepreneurship’)
Pružany Central District Library represented by Olga Kumakova (awarded a ‘video-blogger kit” for a project “Create your dream home – and save the planet!”)
The projects are expected to be implemented before the international Energy Saving Day (11th of November). This FB album contains the winners works and the awarding ceremonies.