Children's Council


GasTerra puts energy question before the Council

The Children's Council is an initiative of the Missing Chapter Foundation Missing Chapter Foundation, a foundation founded on the initiative of Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. The foundation wants to use the Children's Council to bring industry and children together to talk about sustainability issues. GasTerra is taking part in this  process to get children to start thinking carefully about natural gas, energy and sustainability. The company also sees this as an opportunity to let children with their fresh and open minds help the industry to think about energy questions.

Last autumn GasTerra linked up with two primary school classes that make up the Children's Council. They are an upper school class at De Kromme Akkers primary school and a plus class for gifted children run by the Lauwers & Eems School Board (runs a group of schools in North Groningen). The question GasTerra put to GasTerra's Children's Council was: 'How can GasTerra make sure that primary school pupils get to know more about energy?'.

The company has been making huge efforts in recent years to increase the general public's knowledge about energy, but up to now has not focused specifically on primary school children. The children set to work on the topic full of enthusiasm in December 2011. They presented their solutions to the management of GasTerra on 23 March 2012 in the presence of Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. GasTerra is now investigating what to do next with the solutions they came up with. The company will provide feedback to the Children's Council in June 2012.