Festival During World Environment Week Sparks Youth Interest in Building Efficiency

During World Environment Week earlier this month, WRI’s Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) led a series of innovative and youth-focused outreach events in Eskişehir-Sazova Park to spread information about energy efficiency and sustainability. More than 500 children, from 7 to 15 years old, played several efficiency-themed games to better understand the basic concepts of building efficiency and the opportunities to improve energy use in their own lives.

The event began with a performance by the EkoShow Rhythm Group, a group composed of sanitation workers who make music with recycled materials, to draw attention to waste and recycling. Following the show, children played games designed by the BEA team in Eskişehir. As an incentive, kids received energy-related prizes for playing certain games, including bags with a building energy graphic, a portable energy wheel game and pencils packed with plant seeds to encourage sustainability.

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