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Workshop for students and teachers from BCU-School, Kalimantan (Borneo, Indonesia) and students from Königin-Luise-Stiftung Berlin 2.10.2018

18-10-02 13.38 energy saving workshop.jpgMeasurement of electric energy used by different electric devices used in schools and at home and calculation of costs as basis for saving energy, costs and CO2-emissions.




Delegation from Bina Cita Utama School, Kalimantan (Borneo, Indonesia) 11.07.2017 and 24.9.2018

17-07-11 Borneos BerlinStudents and teachers from Bina Cita Utama School (Borneo, Indonesia) and students from Königin-Luise-Stiftung (Berlin) learned about the technology to simulate tropical climate in the main tropical greenhouse of the Botanic Garden and carried out small self-organized research programmes measuring  temperature, humidity and brightness in different climate zones and different layers of the rainforest. Questions where e.g.: Why do we have tropical plants in our flats? Is the surface temperature of plants in a rainforest different to the air temperature and why?
The visits to Berlin and Palangka Raya are part of an ENSA supported school partnership with a main topic “Palmoil”
Returnvisit to Kalimantan (Borneo) October 2017

Visit of Environmental Educational Center of Vamos, Crete, Greece 5.9.2018

IMG_1397.jpegThe EEC Vamos in Kefala is developing a network about climate protection in the region of Chania and is interested to connect it national and international.
One focus is the use of energy and bioclimatic architecture,
a wonderful addition to the Klima Schulen in Berlin and our project Climate Schools Athens/Berlin. We got to know Fotis Pontikakis and his very engaged team, looking forward maybe to a joint teachers/educators training using the EEC and also the hostel in Vamos.



Visitor from Universidad EAFIT Medellín – Colombia 1.12.2017

Alejandro Álvarez Vanegas, Profesor del Departamento de Ingeniería de Procesos
Coordinador del Núcleo de Formación Institucional en Cultura ambiental at
universidad EAFIT         Presentation and exchange about structures and examples of Education for Sustainable Development in Berlin and Medellín


Media study tour for journalists from Central and Eastern Europe 12.–14.09.2017

17-09-14 Jan Rottler adelphiThe study tour to Berlin and Brandenburg provides climate and energy journalists with an opportunity to gain insights into Germany’s transformation in action in the run-up to COP23 in Bonn.

14.9.2017: Education and awareness raising as a key
factor in driving the transition to the low carbon economy.

Wolfgang Schwarz, ESD-Centre, former Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family
Dorothea Carl, Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU)
Foto: Jan Rottler/adelphi
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50/50 Conference Bucharest 30.–31.05.2017

Energy efficiency in education units – Challenges and benefits for local authorities

17-05-31-Konferenz-50_50Eficienta energetica in unitatile de invatamant – provocari si avantaje pentru autoritatile locale


Measures for the participation of the municipality in environmental projects
in the context of educational programmes for young people

Implementation of 50/50 programs in Berlin, (Hamburg and Bremen)

BNE-Zentrum: W. Schwarz / UfU e.V.: H. Ngujen / Environ: E. Gaspari Project Management, A. Orban President, A. Radulescu Project implementation

Visiting Schedule Athens 24.–27.04.2017

Preparing a project about energy saving and climate protection at schools in Athens

Athen-design-for-better-learningMONDAY, 24th OF APRIL
Visiting the 8th High School, where an energy upgrade program has been implemented by the municipality of Athens.
Visiting the office of Vice Mayor Mr. G.Apostolopoulos

Visiting the 51st High School. Tour to the school grounds and presentation of an educational program about energy saving with refugees
Visiting the Kindergarten of Deutsche Schule Athen

Visiting the 57th – 61st primary school, where the restructuring and educational program “DESIGNED FOR BETTER LEARNING” has been implemented.
Visiting the office of Vice Mayor Mrs. M. Iliopoulou.
Presentation of  “DESIGNED FOR BETTER LEARNING” by representatives of Technical University of Crete
Presentation of “OPEN SCHOOLS”
Link Designed for better learning
Link Open Schools
Meeting with a representative of the Environmental Education Center of Argyroupoli

Visit and presentation of the MODEL HOSTEL “Welcommon” by Nikos Chrysogelos, NGO “Wind of Renewal”
Meeting with representatives of school development in Athens

Visitor from Brazil 22.09.2016

exchange of educational offers with Yara Castanheira

The Inhotim Institute is a center for contemporary art and a botanical garden, located in Brumadinho, about 60 kilometers from Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais).

Something special is the education program that integrates the art collection and the collection of the institute’s botanical garden.

Inhotim is not only concerned about the environment; It is located within a remaining part of the Atlantic Rainforest and the Cerrado (savannah areas), which are two of the species richest and most endangered biomes of the planet – a global hotspot.

Visitors from Japan 02.12.2008

08-12-02-BNE-Japan2-KopieInformations about organising ESD in Berlin and offers from Botanical School and ESD-Centre to develop ESD in Japan