About us

About us

SPARE (School Project for Application of Resources and Energy) -is an international school program managed  by Naturvernforbundet (Friends of the Earth Norway) since 1996. SPARE school program is designed to raise awareness of school children from the early-school age period, on the global environmental process and the countries’ individual  capacity for the sustainable development. Environmental education, sustainable energy solutions and climate change  are the key thematic issues for the international cooperation of the Program.   

SPARE program has been implemented in each country by local environmental NGOs,  working under the guidance of Naturvernforbundet and in closely cooperation with public schools, national environmental experts, academia and  educational institutions of country. SPARE program develops textbooks, guidebooks and other publications as a part of informal education,  and at its first stage provides trainings for school teachers, administrative staff and students  on environmental protection, rational use of natural and energy resources, application of renewable energy resources, and on the following  stage the program supports to create an enabling environment for the further lobbing the integration of environmental  and energy issues into the natural sciences subjects  of the national curriculum of each country. SPARE Program has developed two sets of educational materials, one for 7-8-age group category, and the other one for 10-14-age group category.

More than 300 000 pupils from about 3 000 schools from Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are members of  SPARE family.

The program is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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LATEST NEWS

11 November  International Day of  Energy Efficiency   

11 November International Day of Energy Efficiency  

11 November, 2016
On 11 November 2016, Energy Efficiency Festival  was organized by SPARE- Georgia in the old part of Tbilisi.
International Video Contest

International Video Contest

10 November, 2016
CREATE AND UPLOAD VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. TAG IT WITH #DOMOREWITHLESS2017
Energy Saving Seminars in Western Kazakhstan,  31 October – 6 November  2017.

Energy Saving Seminars in Western Kazakhstan, 31 October – 6 November 2017.

10 November, 2016
Energy Saving Seminars trained 200 participants from western Kazakhstan throughout 31 October – 6 November, 2017.
Teacher-Facilitators Training  was Conducted by SPARE ENERGY HUB                                                            on 3 and 4 November,2016 in Kyiv.

Teacher-Facilitators Training was Conducted by SPARE ENERGY HUB on 3 and 4 November,2016 in Kyiv.

09 November, 2016
A two-day training for teacher-facilitators was conducted by SPARE ENERGY HUB Ukraine on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Kyiv.
Ecokhedva 2016 Summer Eco-Camps by EcoVison

Ecokhedva 2016 Summer Eco-Camps by EcoVison

05 September, 2016
Throughout June –August 2016 Ecovision organized a series of EcoCamps in the following protected areas of Georgia: Kolkheti National Park, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, and Tusheti National Park.
SPARE Ukraine on the first Climate Education Forum-2016

SPARE Ukraine on the first Climate Education Forum-2016

12 August, 2016
On 10 - 12 August the first Climate Education Forum-2016 was held in Kyiv. Forum was organized within the  framework of project - Climate Forum East II.
SPARE Ukraine Study Tour to SPARE Georgia Office

SPARE Ukraine Study Tour to SPARE Georgia Office

07 July, 2016
Through  3-7 July 2016 SPARE Ukraine program organized  a study tour to Georgia.
Open Lessons on Energysaving at Russian International Energy Forum in 2016

Open Lessons on Energysaving at Russian International Energy Forum in 2016

08 June, 2016
On 17-19th of May 2016 Environmental organization "Friends of the Baltic" and Energy efficiency Center of St. Petersburg held a media presentations and interactive lessons on energy efficiency for students and teachers.

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