Use IT Smartly

A target group that is hard to engage in energy saving behaviour are adolescents. The idea is to increase engagement by making use of IT. The question remains however how to do this. Together with Smart Homes, adolescents and other European partners, DuneWorks is investigating the potential for IT incentives. Since not all adolescents value the same things, different segments of adolescents are mapped to tailor incentives to and increase their effectiveness.

 

More information about Use IT Smartly can be found on the website of useITsmartly, Facebook, YouTube and twitter #‎useITsmartly.

Presentations

Breukers, S. (2015) Jongeren zetten jongeren aan tot duurzamer IT gebruik!, presented on May 29 at the Symposium Groene ICT en Duurzaamheid: Werken aan groene groei.

News:
April 2015: Use-IT-Smartly peer-educator training at Stedelijk College: Students use their creativity to make peers aware of sustainable IT use!!

In the week of 20-25 April, 24 students of Stedelijk College in Eindhoven participated in a Peer-educator training, part of the Use IT Smartly project. The first day they started with a presentation and an IT hardware tear-down workshop. The students combined this knowledge with their own ideas to start with activities to make their peers more aware of the negative impacts that irresponsible IT use can have on our environment and society. The amazing results can be seen below! 


Results of the Peer-educator training at Stedelijk College:



Pictures

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February 2015: Use-IT-Smartly peer-educator training: Students use their creativity to make peers aware of sustainable IT use!!

In the week of 22-27 February, 11 students of the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam participated in a Peer-educator training, part of the Use IT Smartly project. The first day they started with an IT hardware tear-down workshop. The next day, after a lecture on Life Cycle Analysis given by lecturer Karin van den Driessche, they combined this knowledge with their own ideas to start with activities to make their peers more aware of the negative impacts that irresponsible IT use can have on our environment and society. On the last day, in three groups, the students presented their results to other students. The amazing results, experiences of the participants and some pictures can be seen below! More information about Use IT Smartly can be found on the website of useITsmartly, Facebook, YouTube and twitter #‎useITsmartly.


Results of the Peer-educator training at the applied University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam:

Game: Invaders
Videos: Scrap, parts for the future and Recycle your IT


Experiences of the participants:

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Pictures:

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The trainings and tear down workshops were powered by:

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Co-funded by the Energy Europe Programme of the European Union