In cooperation with the Bonn-based association "Ausbildung statt Abschiebung" ("Training instead of deportation"), a two-hour workshop on the topic of "Saving energy" was held as part of Thick Sweater Day last Friday.
The aim of the Thick Sweater Day is to set an example for climate protection. To this end, participants undertake to turn down the heating on Thick Sweater Day. Lowering the room temperature by 1°C already reduces heating costs and gas consumption by around six percent. To ensure that no one freezes, participants wear a thick sweater on this day.
After a short round of introductions, the workshop got right down to business. The young people asked the team from Grüner Strom-Label many questions on the topics of renewable energies, climate and environmental protection. This led to an exciting discussion about possible approaches to saving the climate and the responsibility of politics in this context. Afterwards, the quiz wheel was spun and the young people answered guessing questions on the topic of "saving energy". They talked about how each individual can make a contribution to climate protection, because even following simple energy-saving tips creates added value.
What was particularly impressive was the broad prior knowledge with which the young people significantly enriched and helped shape the workshop. It was also very nice to see that young adults show so much interest and are strong supporters with regard to the energy transition.
About AsA e.V:
Ausbildung statt Abschiebung (AsA e.V.) is a non-profit association for the support of young refugees with the aim of helping them to help themselves. The association was founded in 2001 with the aim of providing educational and vocational support to young refugees with an uncertain residence status between the ages of 14 and 27. In particular, the association targets unaccompanied minor refugees. The association is financed by donations and membership fees.