On July 12, Flower and the Little Prince, a nonprofit organization that is part of Kolon Industries Inc., reported that it will hold an eco-energy summer camp, titled Eco Long Long Plus Camp, for three days from August 8 to 10.
The camp will take place at the Kolon Human Resources Development Center (in Yongin) and will feature several programs focused on renewable energy, such as on-the-spot experience of Eco Long Long energy-saving cars that transform their shapes like transformers toys, the Energy Olympics in which students compete against each other by producing energy, making snacks with sunlight, and making eco-friendly generators. The students will also tour the Kolon e+ Green Home, Korea’s first passive house certified by the Passive House Institute.
Kim Yoon Won, a section chief at the Secretariat of the Public Welfare Department of Kolon, says, “The students who participate in this summer camp will be able to experience various ways of producing the energy that they normally take for granted. Through this camp experience, they will be able to have a meaningful summer break filled with things that stimulate their interest and imagination about eco-friendly energy in the current crisis of climate change.”
The camp will accept 40 sixth graders as participants. The deadline for submitting applications will be July 19. The application form can be downloaded from the official website of Eco Long Long and submitted by e-mail or regular mail. There’s no entry fee.
The eco-energy program conducted by Eco Long Long was certified by the Ministry of Environment as an environmental education program last year, and 38,931 students from 319 schools have participated in it.