Energy saving champions sought at Bavarian schools – BayWa r.e. supports the winner


This spring, for the eleventh year running, co2online will be holding the annual Energy Saving Champion Competition. Pupils and teachers still have until 8 April 2015 to register. BayWa r.e. will support the Bavarian champion at the national stage of the contest.

Through this competition, co2online motivates Germany's schoolchildren to set up climate protection projects that they have designed themselves. With the support of patron and Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks, the campaign's winning ventures will be recognised by the Ministry for the Environment. A total of €50,000 in prize money is up for grabs for the most creative, efficient and best promoted climate protection projects in German schools. 

In the middle of May 2015, a panel of experts will select 16 winners, one from each state, and reward their outstanding efforts to combat climate change with attractive cash awards and other prizes. The school that wins the coveted title of "Energy Saving Champion – Gold" will not only become the national champion, but will also receive additional prize money. This is decided by teachers, pupils and their friends in an internet poll in June. Students and teachers from all schools still have until 8 April 2015 to register their projects at, either individually or in teams. 

BayWa r.e. sponsors the Bavarian energy saving champion 

In addition to the cash awards and other prizes on offer, the 16 successful schools will also win sponsorship from a representative of the economic sector and the community. BayWa r.e. will support the Bavarian energy saving champion and help with PR when it comes to the final online vote for the sought-after title of "Energy Saving Champion – Gold". 

Bringing the climate protection project into the classroom: download free guidelines for schools

Schools that have not yet addressed the subject of the climate in depth, but that would like to take part in the competition, can consult a new brochure, entitled "Climate Protection in the Classroom – Guidelines for Pupils and Teachers" for tips and examples of how to get a climate protection project off the ground at their school. The brochure can be downloaded from

Non-profit advisory organisation, co2online is involved in various projects that aim to reduce emissions of environmentally harmful CO2. With interactive advisors, an energy saving account, and heating surveys and assessments, it motivates individuals to actively contribute to protecting the climate, whilst saving themselves money at the same time. A network of partners from the media and the scientific, economic and political arena support a range of information campaigns. The project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, as part of its climate protection campaign. 


BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for the BayWa Group's renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar energy, wind power, bio-energy and geothermal energy.

BayWa r.e.'s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consultation services. The company covers the entire spectrum of technical plant support services, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. The range of services further includes energy trading of electricity from renewable sources, trading in biomethane, as well as the sale of green electricity and eco gas to private and commercial customers. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.

BayWa AG, also based in Munich, is a listed trading company with an international focus. Core business sectors include agriculture, energy and construction

Maria Huber Public relations BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
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