Prométhée, cette énergie... la votre !

Founded in 2006 by a group of four young French engineers, the non profit organization Prométhée aims at finding and providing high-quality scientific information on energy sources and the impact of their use on the environment, developing class materials for primary school pupils and collecting best energy practices found along its Energy World Tour to be advertised in the French media.

What is the « Energy World Tour »? Two members of our team, Elodie and Blandine, will travel around the world between January 2007 and August 2007 to analyse over 30 pre-selected energy projects. With the collected information, they will put together an inventory of the best energy practices found.

We are working with six French primary schools. They have received class materials prepared by our team with the help of their teachers. The materials include simple experiments that the children can do in order to understand the scientific phenomena at stake in energy transformation and use, as well as information on energy technologies.

In addition, throughout the Tour, our travelling team will periodically report to these schools by sending the 10-12 year old pupils information on how the particular country they are in is harnessing various energy sources to meet its needs. Thereby, we wish to educate them on energy and climate change issues.

The « Energy World Tour » is backed up by organizations as diverse as:

  • the Total oil company,
  • the European Commission (European Youth Program)
  • McKinsey & Company (it won the Tremplin 2006 competition)
  • the French Ministry for Youth and Sports' national program « Défi Jeunes »,
  • the BMW Foundation (it received the 1st prize in the « Culture and Communication » category of the « Initiatives for Sustainable Development » competition),
  • the French Institute for Petroleum's school (Ecole des Pétroles et Moteurs de l'IFP),
  • the city of Rueil-Malmaison's Youth Initiative,
  • the Lions' Club International,
  • the French National Geography Institute (IGN),
  • the NGO Reporters for Hope,
  • the magazine « Energy and Sustainable Development »
  • the alumni associations of the Ecole Sainte Genevieve and the Ecole Polytechnique.

We are hoping to extend the impact of our action and would be delighted to consider new partnerships. Please let us know if you would be interested in helping us develop our technological outreach to children, or identify worthy projects that deal with the growing scarcity of fossil fuels and/or aim at mitigating climate change in Norway, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Pakistan, India, China, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, California, Colorado and the New York Area.

For more information, please take a look at our presentation brochure, or contact us.


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