Reconnect launched the Visualising Energy Program in 2017 in partnership with 10 primary schools. 1,8400 individuals benefited from the project per school including students, teachers, and family members. The program also produced a 10% reduction in carbon emission per year resulting in $2,300 energy bill saved per month per school ($14,000 savings in energy bills for the period of 6 months per school). The Visualising Energy Program for Schools was developed in response to the pressing need to reduce energy usage in Hong Kong. 9% of electricity consumption in Hong Kong is used for non-electrical purposes contributing to 570,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide production every year. The aim of the project is to motivate participants to conscientiously utilize energy by visualizing it. The main feature of the program is a smart energy metering system that provides real-time energy metering feedback for energy-cum-carbon audit.
5-minute shower – sharing tips on how to take shower within 5mins;
Earth hour – a challenge to undertake alternatives activities which do not require lighting such as talk a walk with parents, listen to music etc.;
Low carbon lifestyle – interviewing parents on how they can lead to a low carbon lifestyle;
Free trade – toys/books sharing;
Solar lantern – DIY solar lantern using recyclable materials;