|What We Do||GAP Spain forms part of GAP International, a network of NGOs active in the field of “education for sustainable development” and related programmes for sustainable behaviour change. GAP is a network of organisations working toward a common goal: empowering people to live and work increasingly sustainably. Further, GAP Spain works with people to reduce CO2 emissions, to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and to promote a more sustainable way of living, as well as to protect the planet’s resources.|
|Member Type||Board Member|
|Our Mission||We work with people to reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and promote a more sustainable way of living as well as protect the planet’s resources.|
|Areas of Work||GAP Spain is active in the field of education for sustainable development, and related programmes for sustainable behaviour change. In addition, GAP Spain implements communicative and practical tools and methodologies, and organises trainings and courses with adults and youth.|
|Collaboration Opportunities||GAP Spain has a history of collaborating with a wide selection of partners, ranging from local government to communities and businesses. The organisation offers a wide range of programmes, all aimed at encouraging a more sustainable way of living.|
|Project Highlights||In 2008, GAP Spain launched a CO2 calculator for the energy utility “Iberdrola”. The programme was called “Huella Verde” and was located on their website, where over 13,000 households registered. The programme ran for 12 months and an estimated 5,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions were saved.
In 2011, GAP Spain ran an employee volunteer program called “Environmental Champions” for the German energy utility E.ON alongside Hungary and Italy. In Spain, 8 schools and over 500 children participated in three provinces. The results revealed that on average, the schools saved 9% in their energy usage. In 2012, the same programme was used by the national railway bodies “ADIF & RENFE” for their employees in their central offices located in Madrid.
Since 2014, GAP Spain has been running a programme in the Province of Bizkaia called “Actívate+” with 11 major organisations, both public and private. This programme is based on GAP’s Water Explorer programme. The programme is based on covering the province of Bizkaia over a six year period, with a project based on two GAP programmes: Environmental Champions & Programagap. Local schools adopt an energy and/or waste programme that is run during the academic year. The local community is involved, whereby households participate in a web-based programme to reduce their environmental impact, first by incorporating the parents of the schools involved and then by inviting the rest of the community to participate, using the local municipalities to spearhead communication.
|Visit||Versión español: http://programagap.org/|
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