BIOMASA Association from Kysucky Lieskovec has organized a competition in collecting cones with the slogan “Heating is also possible with cones” in cooperation with the Primary school and Nursery School in Zariecie. The competition was launched in June 2008. 11 classes from Záriečie with 230 schoolchildren participated.
The main idea of the competition was to make children and young people aware of the issue of biomass being a renewable energy source, bringing closer the possibilities of its using and the reasons why it is necessary to use renewable resource of energy.There are very strong reasons why to attract the schoolchildren as they are the future decision makers, kids can act as educational brokers with their parents.
The children confirmed and proved their great interest by the amount of collected cones – 6 tons. The all collected material was consequently burnt in the boilers for the wood biomass, which are operated by the Association BIOMASA.
The winners were awarded at the awarding ceremony which was held in the Primary and Nursery School in Zariecie. All awards and diplomas were handed to the children by the director of the Primary school in Záriečie Mgr. Štefan Húževka.
All the competition has been organized within the frame of European project REGBIE+ whose task is to aid the progress of trade from biomass heating in Europe through different regional activities, which are including development of general awareness about possibilities of biomass exploitation.