Energybox helps schools in Hong Kong teach sustainability
ISF Academy, one of the two Hong Kong institutions that have been singled out as exceptional ‘green schools’ in the city, has installed Energybox traffic lights as part of 6,000 sensors that students and staff use to monitor energy usage.
The goal is to teach ecological literacy that will stand their pupils in good stead as the job market increasingly values ‘green’ credentials. One example of this implementation is for year 3 children. The Energybox traffic lights will signal when the classrooms go from being powered by renewable energy to being powered by Hong Kong’s fossil-fueled grid.
As a result, children will be more aware about their energy consumption. This is part of a group of sustainability education projects set up by former Silicon Valley engineer Diana Ibarra that make it a stand-out school in the region.