Πέμπτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2008

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  • SUMMIT 2008
  • Hyvrid cars
  • Clean Tech Mobility
  • Sustainable Mobility Project

Τετάρτη, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Summit - Hybrid Cars

Δείτε τον ιστοχώρο: http://artcenter.edu/summit/08_highlights/index.php

και περιεργαστείτε με τα μάτια και το μυαλό τα HIGHLIGHTS από την Art Center Summit που έγινε στην Αμερική τον Φεβρουάριου του 2008 με θέμα Systems, Cities & Sustainable Mobility όπως:
  • την Dongtan: η 1η Eco-πόλη στην Κίνα

  • τα Συστήματα Eco-κίνησης

  • τα υβριδικά αυτοκίνητα Karma και Aptera κλπ

Διαβάστε για τα υβριδικά αυτοκίνητα (Hybrid Cars):

The Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP)

The Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP) was established in 2000 to consider how global mobility patterns might evolve in the period to 2030 and beyond, what strategies exist to influence this evolution in ways that might make transport more sustainable, and who (companies & citizens) will manage these strategies to succeed.

Seven (7) are the goals that, if achieved, would improve the prospects for sustainable mobility:

  1. Reduce conventional emissions from transport so that they do not constitute a significant public health concern anywhere in the world.
  2. Limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport to sustainable levels.
  3. Reduce significantly the number of transport-related deaths and injuries worldwide.
  4. Reduce transport-related noise.
  5. Mitigate traffic congestion.
  6. Narrow “mobility divides” that exist within all countries and between the richest and poorest countries.
  7. Improve mobility opportunities for the general population in developed and developing societies.

(This article is based on http://www.wbcsd.org/ site of World Business Council for Sustainable Developement)



Clean Tech Mobility

Mobility is an essential part of society but transport needs to become

  • more efficient,
  • more equitable and
  • less disruptive – both socially and environmentally.

As mobility accelerates worldwide, stakeholders are becoming more concerned about issues such as:

  1. congestion
  2. inadequate infrastructure
  3. land use
  4. noise and pollution
  5. reliance on non-renewable resources.

Current mobility trends are unsustainable, which means that the growing worldwide demand for transportation cannot be met simply by expanding today’s means of transportation.

We must participate in a Sustainable Mobility project immediately in order to address the complex challenges in helping the world achieve:

  • economic growth
  • environmental improvement
  • social progress simultaneously!

(This article is based on http://www.wbcsd.org/ site of World Business Council for Sustainable Developement)

Παρασκευή, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Οικολογική μετακίνηση & Γυμνάσια



Το Σάββατο, 12 Απριλίου 2008, στο Αμφιθέατρο του Υπουργείου Μεταφορών και Επικοινωνιών, πραγματοποιήθηκε η Τελετή για την ανακοίνωση των αποτελεσμάτων των εργασιών που εκπόνησαν ομάδες μαθητών της Γ΄ Γυμνασίου από όλη την Ελλάδα, που συμμετείχαν στο πρόγραμμα «ECOMOBILITY, ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΑΚΙΝΗΣΗ» και διοργάνωσε το ECOCITY.


Το πρώτο βραβείο πήραν οι μαθητές του 6ου ΓΥΜΝΑΣΙΟΥ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΥΠΟΛΗΣ - Θεσσαλονίκης και τον Ιούνιο '08 φιλοξενήθηκαν στις Βρυξέλλες από την Ελληνική Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής.


Θερμά Συγχαρητήρια στα παιδιά της Σταυρούπολης!!!

ΗΛΙΟΣ-ΖΩΗ Ecomobility Ράλλυ Μάιος 2008

Στις 22 Μαϊου 2008 15 οικολογικά και ηλιακά αυτοκίνητα ξεκίνησαν από το Lecce για την Ηγουμενίτσα και τερμάτισαν στα Ιωάννινα, συμμετέχοντας στο «ΗΛΙΟΣ-ΖΩΗ Ecomobility Ράλλυ» που διοργάνωσε η ΕΛΠΑ και το ΕΛ.ΙΝ.Η.Ο. στο πλαίσιο του Έργου «ΗΛΙΟΣ ΖΩΗ», του Προγράμματος INTERREG III A-Ελλάδα Ιταλία. Εταίροι ήσαν η Περιφέρεια της Ηπείρου και το Πανεπιστήμιο του Σαλέντο.

Στην εκδήλωση αυτή συμμετέχουν ηλιακά αυτοκίνητα (πρωτότυπα) τα οποία κινούνται μόνο με ηλιακή ενέργεια και οικολογικά αυτοκίνητα (υβριδικά).

Το έργο ΗΛΙΟΣ ΖΩΗ προωθεί τη διάδοση της χρήσης των ανανεώσιμων πηγών ενέργειας και επιδιώκει την ενεργοποίηση των πολιτών των δύο γειτονικών χωρών, Ελλάδας και Ιταλίας για την αντιμετώπιση της ατμοσφαιρικής ρύπανσης και των άλλων περιβαλλοντικών προβλημάτων που απειλούν όλους μας και καταστρέφουν την πολιτιστική μας κληρονομιά.

Ειδικότερος σκοπός της εκδήλωσης είναι προβάλλει τα οφέλη που προκύπτουν από τη χρήση μεταφορικών μέσων νέας τεχνολογίας τα οποία σέβονται το περιβάλλον και εξοικονομούν ενέργεια.

Πέμπτη, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2008

eco-Mobility

Οδηγώντας προς ένα καθαρότερο Περιβάλλον - προς ένα υγιέστερο Μέλλον
(Driving Towards a Cleaner Environment – A Healthier Future)



The Simpli-City and Next-ère made by Eco & Mobility are two vehicles towrds this direction.

Both are lightweight electric cars that are being promoted with the help of recent French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal.
Both cars are made with recyclable materials including hemp fiber and share many components which are mostly sourced close to the area where they were produced.

The Simpli-City (on the left) seats three to four people while the Next-ère is built for two. They are said to have a range between 80 and 150 Km (50 to 90 miles) depending on the type of battery used. Top speed is 55 Mph which is as fast as we think anyone in their right mind would want to go in these. Their price is about €5,000 ($6,834).

STEP 4. We are talking about...

What is MOBILITY?
Mobility is the state of being in motion.
Mobility as a term used in the logistics industry, referring to trucking, shipping, aviation, transport, vehicle rental, etc.

What is Sustainable MOBILITY?
Sustainable Mobility or transport is a concept developed in reaction to things that have gone visibly wrong with transportation policy, practice and performance through much the world over the last half of the 20eth century. Urban transport systems based around the car have proved unsustainable, consuming excessive energy, affecting the health of populations, and delivering a declining level of service despite increasing investments. Many of these negative impacts fall disproportionately on those social groups who are also least likely to own and drive cars.

The sustainable transport movement, part of the
environmental movement, has gradually gained in force over the last decade and a half, and has in the process started to shift the emphasis in public spending and actions away from building and supply, to management and demand. The values of respect for the environment and prudent use of natural resources are central, with varying degrees of urgency expressed by different actors and interests. That said, it is still very much a minority movement and most actual expenditures in the sector are determined by criteria other than sustainability.

What is clear is that sustainable transportation mainly refers to human behavior, not to technology. In that sense, a behavioral approach considers not only a set of non-polluting and human scaled
green transport choices, regardless of the means and technology used, but also a set of reinforcers both individual and social to promote these choices.

The term is also used to describe all forms of transport which minimize fuel consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide and
pollutants.

It can refer to public transport, car sharing, walking and cycling as well as technology such as electric and hybrid cars and biodiesel and Personal Rapid Transit and other green transport.
One early and often cited definition offered back in 1994 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defined sustainable transport as: "Transportation that does not endanger public health or ecosystems and meets mobility needs consistent with (a) use of renewable resources at below their rates of regeneration and (b) use of non-renewable resources at below the rates of development of renewable substitutes". This provided a conservative benchmark view of what sustainable transport is all about which is still often put forward in the public debate.

Τρίτη, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2008

STEP 3. DRIVING CAR, MOTORCYCLE, SCOOTER.

Pupils taking part in the project present:


  1. the infrastructures and ameneties,
  2. the legal requirements,
  3. the obstacles or dangers inherent to the use of motor vehicles for people of teenagers in their country.


Keywords:




  • Mobility, Sustainable Mobility
  • Driving Licence,
  • speed limits,
  • peed cameras,
  • driving on the left or on the right,
  • weather or local conditions
  • traffic jams, snow, floods, black ice, animals crossing the road...

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STEP 2 - STUDENTS' INTRODUCTION

OCTOBER: 10th -16 th
The students, introducing themselfves had the opportunity to establish new contacts. For this reason, THEY wrote their text with much care, giving details.

They are very careful. They respected the texts, which had be written by the other students.Each student introduced her/himself (6/7 lines = 100 words), finishing with his/her first name, the name of your country and the announce if she was a woman or he was a man, because the first name is certainly unknown in the other countries. The texts were inserted in the COMMUNICATION AREA of the virtual class.

STEP 1 - STUDENTS' TRAINING

OCTOBER 2008
The students read the students users' manual and opened the TRAINING AREA of the virtual class in order to learn how to use the virtual learning environments WITHOUT DAMAGING SOMEONE'S ELSE CONTRIBUTION.

The students have to INSERT texts in the TRAINING AREA of THEIR virtual class, going to the URL http://wkto.free.fr/ , using their user name and their password.

Every time the students must WRITE the date, the name of their school, the name of their country, their firstnames and the town where they live.

OCTOBER 2008: FORMING INTERNATIONAL GROUPS OF STUDENTS

The students are invited to join a virtual class : 1 to 3 students from each school per virtual class. The firstnames of the Greek students per virtual class are:
  • VTC 105: ANASTASIA
  • VTC 106: BEN, MAC, MARIA
  • VTC 107: NICKY, SOFOULA
  • VTC 108: KONSTANTINA
  • VTC 109: SOFIA CH.
  • VTC 110: KATERINA, CHAROULA
  • VTC 111: CHRISTINA, ELEFTHERIA, STAVROULA


































                In each virtual class one student is the class manager responsible for keeping the records and for maintaining the communication_area page correctly by checking from the virtual class students' list that all the contributions are dated and signed and are in the right order by date starting at the bottom of the page.

                SCHOOLYEAR 2008-2009 - Participants

                Teachers and Schools

                Παρασκευή, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2008

                Eco-Mobility

                The project aims at the sensitization -stimulation of students, through the work, research and evidence developed while studying for their essays.

                The goal for students is to identify local problems, to investigate, study and suggest solutions to the municipalities on the basis of new technologies application, in a way that harmful environmental impact will be eliminated.

                The program runs under the auspices of the european eTwinning program and the programs of school activities and the Enviromental Education of the Ministry of Education of Greece.

                Το πρόγραμμα στοχεύει στην ευαισθητοποίηση - παρακίνηση των μαθητών, μέσω των εργασιών, της έρευνας και των στατιστικών, υ οι ίδιοι θα ανακαλύψουν. Υλοποιείται στο πλάισιο του προγράμματος eTwinning και της Περιβαλλοντικής Εκπαίδευσης του ΥΠΕΠΘ-Δ.Ε. Α΄Αθήνας.

                Το ζητούμενο για τους μαθητές είναι α) να προσδιορίσουν τα τοπικά προβλήματα, που σχετίζονται με το πρόβλημα μεταφοράς των πολιτών της Αθήνας, β)να ερευνήσουν, γ)να μελετήσουν και δ)να προτείνουν λύσεις στους δήμους βάσει της εφαρμογής νέων τεχνολογιών, με τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε το περιβάλλον να επιβαρύνεται όσο το δυνατόν λιγότερο.

                Θα δουλέψουν σε ομάδες, θα δημιουργήσουν εικονικές τάξεις, που θα αποτελούνται από μαθητές πολλών ευρωπαϊκών χωρών και θα χρησιμοποιήσουν τα εργαλεία Τ.Π.Ε για να πληροφορηθούν και να επικοινωνήσουν.

                Ευχόμαστε σε όλους Μεγάλη Επιτυχία!

                Πέμπτη, 16 Οκτωβρίου 2008

                Project WKTO: Sustainable Mobility

                Συνεργασία με ευρωπαϊκά σχολεία στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος eTwinning
                Σχολείο συντονιστής: LYCEE L'OISELET - Académie de Grenoble, FRANCE
                Γενικά στοιχεία γαλλικού σχολείου: Περιγραφή
                Ιστοσελίδες σχολείου: http://www.ac-grenoble.fr/oiselet,
                http://www.ac-grenoble.fr/wkto

                Ιστοσελίδα του προγράμματος: http://wkto.free.fr/

                INTRODUCTION : Part of our children's future lies in their openings to the outside world, to other ideas, to other cultures; this we can achieve by creating partnership links, exchanges of opinion, comparison of ideas and activities based on collaborative tasks.

                It is in such a perspective that this project "SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY" has been organized, to generate an ongoing relationship between language learners from different cultures within the framework of a VIRTUAL CLASS. By operating in a real context, pupils understand the need for working with foreign languages, they see that it is possible to work together and to learn how to write a professional-style report.

                This project is a multi-curricula project connected to Foreign Languages subject, to Environment -Sustainable Development and to I.C.T. (information and communication technologies).

                This civic program in the English language is aimed at students between the ages of 16 and 20 from high schools and colleges of further education who are not native English speakers. It just need computers connected to the Internet.

                Many European Schools involved to the project.
                The assignment will follow 13 steps.
                Before September 28th the pupils have read users' manual in order to learn how they use the virtual learning environments WITHOUT DAMAGING SOMEONE'S ELSE CONTRIBUTION and in the beginning of October have introduced themselves to each other.

                Καλή Αρχή

                Από την αρχή του Οκτώβρη στο 3ο Γενικό Λύκειο Νέας Φιλαδέλφειας "Μίλτος Κουντουράς" αρχίσαμε να δημιουργούμε τις ομάδες εργασίας στο πλαίσιο των μαθημάτων Πληροφορικής, των Προγραμμάτων Σχολικών δραστηριοτήτων και του eTwinning. Δημιουργήσαμε το ιστολόγιο Eco - Mobility in Athens και καλούμε την ομάδα να συνεισφέρει και να ανεβάσει τα έργα της.

                Από το περσινό έτος κιόλας η υπεύθυνη της Παιδαγωγικής Ομάδας είχε επικοινωνήσει με το σχολείο - συντονιστή στη Γαλλία και είχε αποδεχθεί τη πρόταση συνεργασίας. Είχε ενημερώσει τους μαθητές και όταν όλα ήσαν έτοιμα τα παιδιά άρχισαν το έργο...

                Στις επόμενες αναρτήσεις θα δείτε όλη τη δουλειά. Η ομάδα αποτελείται από μαθητές της Α', Β' και Γ' τάξης του Λυκείου μας. Υπεύθυνοι καθηγητές: η κ. Σταυριάνα Σούμπαση και ο κ. Αλέξανδρος Φερρίδης. Συντονισμός: Κατερίνα Φυσάκη.