The students from the Middle School built a miniature Ecological House with functioning elements and real life materials. The house has working solar panels, a small greenhouse with real plants inside, and a rain catchment system.
Before constructing the house, students conducted research at Damanhur's model eco-home Aval.
The Center for Environmental Education at Ivrea chose the project as a laboratory experience for many schools in the area. Students from these schools came to the Damanhur School, and our students explained the theoretical principles of the Eco House and instructed them in the process of making the house.
The students scripted a theatre sketch to explain the values connected to ecological construction. They presented the sketch at the Environmental Museum of Turin during World Environment Day.
The project Eco House was awarded the Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education.