greenECOFRIENDLYhouse Erasmus Project

General information for the greenECOFRIENDLYhouse Erasmus Project

greenECOFRIENDLYhouse Erasmus Project
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Project Title

greenECOFRIENDLYhouse

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries; ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Environment and climate change

Project Summary

Four schools with different profiles (professional and general) from Germany (Gottlieb-Daimler-Schule 2, Sindelfingen), France (Lycée Hippolyte Fontaine, Dijon), Spain (Colegio La Salle Virgen Del Mar, Almeria) and Luxembourg (Lycée Technique d´Ettelbruck) dealt with the topic “environmentally friendly greenhouse” during the 2-year project period:
– The german pupils are taught in the upper secondary vocational school with a focus on environmental technology.
– The french pupils from the upper secondary vocational school are taught with a focus on metal processing.
– The pupils from Luxembourg are also in the upper secondary vocational school with a focus on electrical engineering and automation technology.
– The spanish pupils are taught in a general upper secondary school.

The climatic and technological conditions in the greenhouses in Almeria allow up to five harvests per year. This mass production of fruit and vegetables leads to numerous environmental problems: Decline in groundwater reserves, pollution of people and the environment through the use of pesticides, accumulation of large quantities of plastic films, biomass contaminated with plastic waste.

Based on the assumption that in the Almeria region, with about 3000 hours of sunshine per year, about 38 square kilometres of the landscape are covered with plastic greenhouses, the students have developed a concept to improve this situation on the basis of environmental standards.

In the course of the project, the pupils have created functioning models
– for the recycling of plastics,
– for the treatment of polluted water,
– for the production of biogas from the waste biomass of greenhouses and
– for optimized control of ventilation and irrigation of a greenhouse
built and put into operation.

A total of four project meetings took place. In the course of the four project meetings, approx. 50 pupils, some of them changing, worked together to solve different problems and dealt with the following topics in workshops (using the pupils teach pupils method):
– Basics of vegetable cultivation and the operation of greenhouses
– Environmental problems due to intensive vegetable cultivation in the region of Almeria
– Practical experiments to produce biogas from biomass, to detect it with the help of gas chromatographs
– Experiments to generate electrical energy from biogas with the aid of fuel cells.
– Plastics and the methods of plastics recycling
– Construction of a chemical-free water filter from environmentally friendly natural materials
– Microcontroller controlled (Arduino) temperature measurement with a temperature sensor and output of the data into a database.

For the dissemination and publication of the finished concept, an information stand consisting of poster, flyers and an audiovisual presentation was set up at the end of the project:
– The information stand was handed over to Managing Director Lola Gomez Ferron for an exhibition in her visitor centre at “clisol turismo agricola” in Almeria. Almost daily, international groups of visitors inform themselves about sustainable and environmentally friendly vegetable cultivation.
– In addition to the exhibition of the information stand at clisol, the finished concept was also presented to the pupils and teachers at a school for agriculture in Almerimar (region of Almeria).
– At a further presentation at the Institute of Agricultural Science at the University of Almeria, the concept was discussed with the local professors.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 87180 Eur

Project Coordinator

Gottlieb-Daimler-Schule 2 & Country: DE

Project Partners

  • Lycée Hippolyte Fontaine
  • Lycée Technique d’Ettelbruck
  • COLEGIO LA SALLE VIRGEN DEL MAR HERMANOS DE LAS ESCUELAS CRISTIANAS (LA SALLE) SECTOR ANDALUCIA