My name is Federica Brognara and I'm an italian student from Politechnic in Turin. Next october I'm finishing my master degree as a teacher in Industrical Production and Technological Innovation Engineering. During the five years fo the course, where I had the opportunity to do a deep study in industrial production sector, I perceved the importace of fortify the relation between economy, politics and environment. Industry, as we know, is one of the biggest fonts of efficiency, and nobody wants to give up because it creates a lot of positions. Therefore, it is essential to follow the path in sense of a sutainable development: one that satisfy the present needs without involving future generations satisfying their own needs. How can we make people aware in this sense? Through Envionment Education. And this is the reason that brought me here to Aveiro to colaborate with ASPEA in Quinta Ecológica da Moita project. More specifically, I have the goal to show that recycling energies can be our own font of energy, on the opposite of what oil companies want us to believe.
With QEM, we are working in "Recycling Energies Pedagogical Park", that wants to explain to adults and children how solar, eolian, hydraulic and biomass energies work. The park will be compund by a solar distiller, a parabolic motion solar oven, a communal solar oven, a lunar fridge, a biomass shower, a termic solar panel, a solar car and an eolian turbine.
Beyong this project, other parallel project exist, as for example the cleanning of the forest, to turn active Familiar and Communal Horticulture Gardens, to build new installations for environmental education activities and provide with energy to QEM through recycling sources.
There's a lot of work to do, and most of it is done by volunteers and interns as me, so that's why I want to emphasize the availability, good will adn great heart of the people that worked with me in Quinta Ecológica da Moita.