Green Cities of YOUth

Increasing the role of young people in the development of sustainable cities





Rainwater Harvesting

Collecting rainwater from rooftops

Installation of simple systems to harvest and store rainwater from the roof on a household level. The water can be used for irrigation. Water harvesting is very useful in areas where water shortage is a constant threat.

Costs: € - €€


Energy Saving Campaign in Schools

Motivating youth to save electricity

This project aims to promote energy savings in schools. The students are learning actively and applying ways to reduce their resource and energy use to protect the climate. There are various activities and methods for the schools as well as professional consultations to help to achieve these goals. For implemented efforts the schools can receive an award and a certificate. The saved budget from the energy savings can be used to finance specific school projects.

Costs: €

Bike Cinema or Disco

Pedal-powered energy

Bike cinema is a unique concept that involves using bicycles to power a mobile cinema. The idea behind bike cinema is to create an environmentally friendly and sustainable way of showing films in indoor locations, such as schools or outdoor locations, such as parks, beaches, and other public spaces. The bike cinema setup typically consists of a projector, a sound system, and a stationary bicycle that has been converted into a generator. The audience members take turns pedaling the bicycle to generate the power needed to run the projector and sound system. Bike cinema events can be organised by community groups, schools, or non-profit organisations as a way to promote environmental awareness and community engagement. The events can also be used as a platform to showcase local films and documentaries, as well as to host discussions and workshops on environmental and social issues. In addition to being a fun and interactive way to watch movies, bike cinema promotes the use of sustainable energy sources and encourages people to consider alternative modes of transportation, such as cycling.

Costs: €€€ - between 1200€ und 1600€ rental costs for equipment (power generators, screen or turntables), possibly additional fees for screening rights or DJanes, room rent etc.

Climate Escape Game

Educational Escape Rooms for Climate Change

An escape game, also known as an escape room, is a type of puzzle-based game in which players are locked in a themed room or series of rooms and must solve a series of puzzles and challenges to escape within a set time limit. Escape games are often designed to be immersive experiences, with elaborate sets and storylines that engage players and create a sense of urgency and excitement. An Escape Climate Change as an interactive game for schools engages with the subject of “climate protection” in a fun and exciting way.

Example: Escape Game Booklet

Costs: €

Building Solar Cookers

Use solar energy for preparing food

Directly using solar power to cook food? Yes, you can! Simply save a lot of energy for your cooker by using a (self-made?!) solar oven instead. It is a low-cost, ecologically-friendly technology that seems to have everything going for it, even more when built from recycled materials. Solar ovens gather solar energy - light and heat emitted from the sun - and designed to absorb more heat than they release. And with some patience the sun cooks a tasty treat for you! Using an old pizza box, aluminum foil, black paper and a few other ingredients you can easily built your own solar cooker – several instructions can be found in the web.

Costs: € - €€ Can be done free as made of everyday materials (recycled materials) but their are also existing prefrabricated kits