Acea’s commitment to schools continues even during the health emergency. We submitted a digital project to show our support and closeness to students involved in the IdeAzione program. The objective is to strengthen the message LaScuolaNonsiFerma (School does not Stop) and give students the chance to propose a learning model based on their experience during the last few months. The initiative, in collaboration with Consorzio ELIS, consists in two stages: the first includes a number
of webinars to prepare for the project work “La scuola che vorrei” (The school I would like); the second is centered around developing the students’ project. The program is enriched by quick learning and inspirational talk events.
Alternating between school and the workplace gives us an opportunity to create a bond with schools in the community and to help young children develop and possibly become Acea's resources of tomorrow.
Together with the ELIS Consortium, we launched the project IdeAzione to start up this virtual circle of exchange between school and company. Students from Technical and Vocational Schools have the opportunity to learn useful methods for the world of work; whereas it is a chance for Acea to address the new generations and encourage its values of sustainability. The professional staff and experts at Acea - named "Trade Masters" - together with the teachers, are there to guide the students to develop innovative projects, with which to challenge themselves in a competition of ideas. The winners take part in a week at the Elis Summer School where they build the prototypes for their ideas. The winning schools are awarded a contribution by Acea's Ethics and Sustainability Committee.
This year, students faced a specific Energy Efficiency challenge. Acting as Internal Auditors, students in year 5 assessed the energy efficiency of their school building based on three parameters – Water, Energy, Environment – using a Kit provided by Acea experts. They carried out an environmental survey and came up with an action plan and an Eco Code for the school. Students in year 4, took part in a brainstorming contest to offer innovative solutions to the challenge presented by 5th year students and help transform the school in an eco-friendly environment.
The winners of the 2019 contest
First edition 2018
Approximately 300 students from 13 technical and professional institutes in the area in which Acea operates presented over 50 projects on the subject of sustainable development and the protection of natural resources.
The two winners of the 2018 contest
I.T.I.S. Biagio Pascal from Rome: a campaign using a mascot and interactive applications to raise awareness of the water resources for primary and junior high schools.
I.T.I.S. Ettore Majorana from Cassino: the application of an Acea water treatment device in every household, which would enable water quality data to be sent to customers in real time to encourage them to use tap water.
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