Towards a Green Future: Youth for Forests Awareness Raising and Educational Campaign on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), including EE/AE/RE
Duration: 30/09/21 – 30/11/2021
Geographic area: Akhmeta
Implemented by: CENN
Donor: The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through GIZ
CENN, within the Awareness Raising and Education Campaign, informed and educated young people (age group: 14-29 years) about the value of forests (in terms of ecosystem services, climate change mitigation, and adaptation) and energy efficiency, alternative energy, and renewable energy. The use of firewood and insulation was a focal point throughout the implementation of innovative, creative ideas and activities (listed below) via several complex communication tools.
The project had one overarching objective: To identify and implement gender-balanced, awareness-raising measures on sustainable forest management (SFM), including energy efficiency/alternative energy/renewable energy (EE/AE/RE), with a particular focus on youth (age group: 14 to 29) at the national and local level in Akhmeta Municipality.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency
Due to the campaign’s support, CENN raised the awareness of youth and teachers concerning sustainable forest management (SFM), energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The campaign succeeded in promoting energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) technologies in Akhmeta municipality, Kakheti region, Georgia.
CENN supported the development of a guidebook on modern energy technologies and methods and its connection to the preservation of unique natural ecosystems. The guidebook was successfully incorporated into the teaching module of Akhmeta public schools and covered the following topics:
- The role of the forest and its evolution in the environmental balance
- Solid biomass and its energy potential in Georgia
- Energy plantations, brown fields, black fields and their remediation into green fields
- Solar energy and energy efficiency
- Energy-efficient technology zoning and green solutions
- Green principles in traditional Georgian architecture