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Energy days in Polack will start with a large-scale public survey

In the course of June, Polack residents can participate in a survey that aims to reveal how they consume electricity and whether they are ready to make adjustments to save on bills. The poll has been launched as part of Energy Days, an international campaign that Polack has been hosting yearly. Energy Days will also include information campaigns and exhibitions on energy efficiency and renewable energies in the libraries, culture houses and schools of the Polack city and district, a visit to the Polack Hydropower Plant, and much more.

A similar survey took place in 2016 and collected opinions from more than 3 thousand respondents. Comparing results will make it possible to see whether Polack citizens have become more energy conscious in the course of three years.

The survey is available online here (Russian only). It will take you not more than 5 minutes to fill it out.

Energy Days as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week take place every year in hundreds of cities all over Europe to promote energy saving and the use of alternative energy sources, such as solar, hydroelectric, wind, and geothermal power. Last year, Energy Days were hosted by more than 25 cities of Belarus, including Polack. 

This year, most events of the Polack Energy Days will take place from 10th to the 14th of June all over the Polack district – in schools, colleges, kindergartens, libraries, culture centres, and shopping malls. Residents of the Polack district, from children to students to seniors, from city dwellers to those who live in rural areas, will have a chance to participate in a wide variety of contests, workshops, quests, lectures, exhibitions and information campaigns on the topic of energy saving, renewable energy, and eco-friendly way of life. Schoolchildren will embark on the Green City Quest and will visit the Polack Hydropower Plant on the Western Dvina river, while certain institutions will focus on educating their staff members in energy saving and increasing energy efficiency at the workplace. Online activities will include a public opinion survey on energy saving habits of the Polack residents, and an online contest “Let’s save our planet” in social networks with an opportunity to win energy efficient prizes for the best way to talk to children about climate change and motivate them to save energy.

Click here for a detailed agenda of the Energy Days – 2019 in Polack.

Energy Days in Polack will take place as part of the PubLiCity project, which is funded by the European Union under the EU4Energy initiative. The project is implemented by the Polack District Executive Committee and Interakcia Foundation. Thanks to the project, innovate LED public lighting is already being installed in Polack to help the city lower its energy bill and reduce CO2 emissions.