United by EKOenergy
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Feb 1, 2017
EKOenergy's ambition is to unite the growing concern on the climate change with the "energy revolution" of renewable electricity. We want to give everybody concrete tools to promote renewable energy, so that they can see that the choices they make as consumers will have an effect on the world we are living in.
The EVS volunteers have an important role in the activities of EKOenergy. In this specific project "United by EKOenergy", we want to highlight how the promotion of renewable electricity and the concerns about climate change can unite people. This long-term EVS project will bring two volunteers, from Belarus and from Germany, to Helsinki for 12 months periods to work at the office of EKOenergy. When thinking about the electricity market and about the tools to promote renewable energy, Germany and Belarus seem to be completely different countries and facing different situations. Despite the differences, there are also many similarities. Everywhere we find people willing to do more to protect climate and nature. Everywhere we find people willing to join forces and willing to learn from each other. And this is a dynamic we want to use and to foster.
The project will be mutually beneficial for the partners included: EKOenergy will have enthusiastic volunteers to promote and develop their activities with the fresh ideas and volunteers will have the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team and NGO with interesting and creative work tasks. We hope that the project will support the awareness on renewable energy - and that the volunteers will become active citizens of their home societies once they return.
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