The #SaveEnergyToday initiative was launched during the European Sustainable Energy Week in June 2015 #EUSEW15 by the Coalition for Energy Savings in partnership with the European Commission’s DG Energy. The Coalition for Energy Savings calls on the EU to commit itself to a 40% energy saving target by 2030, and to step up policies, measures and investments in order to stop energy waste and tap the considerable energy savings potentials.
The #SaveEnergyToday photo contest aimed at sharing energy-saving ideas from citizens from all around Europe. I decided to take part in it. I made eight pictures and a few weeks later, I won the first prize !
Housing and transport constitute major sources of energy consumption. I am convinced that energy saving starts at home. For me, this initiative was an opportunity to explain to my kids why it is so important to save energy, and I used the little playmobil figures to get them involved and we had a lot of fun!
The winning picture, “Let the sunshine in! Daylight is free”, is about electricity saving. Other pictures were about good habits such as: do not leave the freezer door open for too long, the importance of taking short showers, the use of a plug adaptor, encourage biking… You can have a look at the pictures here.
I would like to congratulate the organisers for the great initiative and to thank them for the wonderful prize (a tablet and a solar charger!) and the nice reception they organised at the EHI (Association of the European Heating Industry) headquarters. The atmosphere was very friendly and I received a very “warm” welcome!
Thank you so much! And let’s keep saving energy!