Saving tips for

the education

As a school you make a double impact

On this page you will find tips for fun, practical actions that students can take to gain knowledge about energy saving. In addition, you will also find tips specifically for schools to become more energy-efficient. General tips for saving energy and making your building more sustainable can be found under companies.

Actions for students & lesson packages

1. Fun activity on the #dagtegengas

Although most schools are closed on Sunday 27 March, we hope you at least make sure the lights are off and the heating is as low as possible. But maybe you can also do a fun activity with the children. Give them an assignment to investigate at home. For example with this treasure hunt and discuss this in class on Monday.

Or have a ‘winter sports at school’ day where the heating is set to 0 and all students put on their ski suit or winter clothing. Even more fun: turn on some Austrian music.

2. Energetic Schools

Energieke Scholen is a teaching program in which primary school students work with energy and the indoor environment to make their school building more energy-efficient and healthier.

3. Lesson box Energetic

The Leskist Energiek is about economical use of energy and the use of sustainable energy sources.

4. Green energy lesson box

With this set of Green energy lesson box , each group of students gets started with an experiment. They actively generate the energy from wind, sun and geothermal heat and experience that it works. Doing and experiencing: then sustainability comes to mind.

5. Place under the sun

At Plek onder de zon , students gain insight into the possibilities of solar energy, both in the Netherlands and in developing countries. The project challenges the students to get started with solar energy in a practical and playful way.

6. Energy[r]evolution

Play with your students the energy[r]evolution after. Have the students look at the climate problem through the eyes of the government, consumer, energy company or environmental organization.

7. The Climate and the Arctic

Students discover how fossil fuels cause climate change and the melting of the polar caps. Then they look at the solutions: clean energy that you use smartly.


How sustainable is a primary school? Students invent it themselves with BREEAM-NL Junior . BREEAM-NL Junior Environmental Scan Primary School is a teaching package with which pupils from the upper years of primary school independently map out the sustainability of the school.

9. Energy scavenger hunt home

Here you will find assignments that students can do at home to learn more about energy and how they can save it. It is a big assignment.

10. Energy Challenges

Energy Challenges is the project where behavior and technology come together. It consists of a campaign trajectory and a technical trajectory. Pupils are challenged to campaign in their own way for energy saving and sustainability at their school.

11. Warm sweater day

Here you will find inspiration and materials to teach a lesson about climate change, energy saving or warm sweater day .

12. Energy Battle

The Energy Battle is a sustainability initiative with a competitive element. Participants try to save as much energy as possible in a certain period.

13. Junior Energy Coach

Junior Energy Coach challenges children and their families. With tests, puzzles and games discover where you can save.

14. The Climates

The Climates are seven animal friends who play the leading role in the picture book series of the same name by Clavis Uitgeverij. Through the stories, children experience playful and often humorous how we can keep our living environment nice together.

15. Junior Energy Coach

Junior Energy Coach challenges children and their families. With tests, puzzles and games discover where you can save.

16. Eco Schools

Eco-Schools is a program for schools that work with students on sustainable thinking and acting. Students are invited to take action and experience what contribution they can make to a sustainable society. More focused on VO.

Actions for schools and their buildings

In addition, there are tips for schools to make the building more sustainable even with small measures and thus contribute to a better environment. For example, consider placing LED-lighting, better attuning the heating to the building’s usage times and the use of insulating materials. You can also find more tips on the company page. Below are some tips specifically for schools.

17. Schools Save Energy

Here you can get started right away with simple forms of energy saving that ensure a lower energy bill. The ‘Schools Save Energy’ program supports your school board actively and independently.

18. Schools on Course

This program offers a variety of instruments to organize the sustainability challenge in a systematic and smart way.

19. Workbook Valuable School

With this free workbook ‘Working on a Valuable School’ you as a school can get to work in concrete terms to take the crucial first steps on four pillars: education , behaviour, building and management.

20. Unburdening program for the sustainability of social real estate

Through the unburdening program of most provinces, small school boards can make use of tailor-made advice and support.

21. RVO making education buildings more sustainable

On this website you will find information from central government about ways of saving and a decision tree that helps schools choose the best approach for making school buildings more sustainable.

22. School Roof Revolution

The school roof revolution wants solar panels on all empty school roofs. To this end, they support with guidance, provide insight into the potential, help with finding financing and reliable implementation. And give tips for education.

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