Eco-School Committee – Hidden Costs of Computer Games


Since the beginning of the year, some members of the FIS community have been involved with creative ideas to make the FIS even more eco-friendly and sustainable.

As a result, the FIS is currently focusing on energy saving, for which a separate project group exists. The measures range from small steps, such as lowering the room temperature and keeping the outside doors closed, to more elaborate plans, like moving sensors in the rooms and corridors, removing unnecessary lights, switching off IT devices before leaving the building, and much more.

Before the vacations, students learned about the “Hidden Costs of Computer Games – Carbon Emissions” in a presentation by Ben Abraham. As a consultant for the Environmental Impact of Digital Media, he found powerful words on how gaming affects the environment and what students can do for a better CO2 balance in this area without giving up gaming completely.

Magnus Unger from 11B shared: “We should take a deeper look at what we buy as a consumer and society, and maybe question some products that we bought and try to improve our consumer-like behavior”.

The overall goal of the Eco-School Committee is to become an ECO-certified school. In addition to joining activities, much individual responsibility is also required. To gain awareness and encourage their fellow students to act in an environmentally friendly manner, an environmental advisor from the city of Erlangen will train “resource scouts” in the primary and secondary schools.

We all must do as much as possible for the environment and climate protection. Only if everyone is pulling in the same direction, will we achieve our goals. Therefore, we again invite parents, students, and teachers to join the Eco-School Committee. If you are interested, please reach out to .

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