On Earth Day, be a Planet Rescuer! A Competition open for Siemens Gamesa´s children


On April 22, 2022 Siemens Gamesa wants to celebrate International Earth Day with children by launching a competition on Energy and Sustainability with Planet Rescuers, its videogame in Minecraft: Education Edition.

The competition will be held from April 22 to May 3, 2022 and is open to children aged 8 to 14. Participants should be related to a Siemens Gamesa employee.

The theme of 2022 Earth Day is #InvestInOurPlanet. Planet Rescuers is our way to invest in the next generation by educating students on the importance of fighting climate change and preserving the environment by making the right decisions.

Contest Rules 
1) Register here before April 18, 2022 here (on the Social Commitment website event). Registration must be made by a Siemens Gamesa employee. 

2) On April 21, employees registered will receive a link by email to access the content with the instructions for downloading the adventures, video tutorial, and a contact email for any questions. 

Planet Rescuers is part of Minecraft Education and as such usually only available for schools, but for this competition, which will revolve around the first two adventures of the video game, a special link will be made available to individuals. 

Contestants will be able to choose the most convenient day to play each adventure. Each one lasts about 45 minutes and must be completed in one go. 

The winners of each adventure will be determined on the basis of the number of correct answers, and the time taken to complete it.

As we are developing a new adventure for Planet Rescuers where students will be able to learn more about wind energy and sustainable solutions, we will need testers to review it and names for the new characters, so the prizes will be the following:
•    High Score: Become one of the characters in the new adventure.
•    2nd and 3rd place scores: Be a tester for the new adventure. 

Remember that Planet Rescuers is free and available to all schools and educational institutions that want to use it. It is available in English, Spanish, German and Danish.





Be a Planet Rescuers on International Earth Day by taking part in Planet Rescuers' competition from April 22 to May 3, 2022.

Winners will have a character named after them in Planet Rescuers, and will be invited to test and review the new adventure which will be added to the videogame and launch in June. 

Participation is open to children aged 8 to 14 who are related to an employee the competition.


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In line with our core value: creating a better and sustainable world for generations to come, the Corporate Volunteering Program looks to create beneficial impact within the communities where we operate and the environment. In addition, this program brings the employees the opportunity to participate in the different activities learning about sustainability and promoting pride of belonging, engagement and motivation.

More than 3,000 employees have volunteered to help manage the different volunteering events locally and motivate others to join the initiatives.

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Through the achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, we also meet the concerns of employees to engage with communities through volunteer activities.

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FIRST Lego League Regional Final in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on March 4, 2023

Girls take the lead at FIRST Lego League in Newcastle

On March 4th, Siemens Gamesa, through its area of Social Commitment, celebrated World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development by organizing one of the United Kingdom’s FIRST Lego League regional tournaments in Newcastle upon-Tyne.

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Add to Calendar 2023-03-31 16:19:16 2023-03-25 17:38:03 Girls take the lead at FIRST Lego League in Newcastle On March 4th, Siemens Gamesa, through its area of Social Commitment, celebrated World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development by organizing one of the United Kingdom’s FIRST Lego League regional tournaments in Newcastle upon-Tyne. What was most surprising, and very encouraging, that day in Newcastle was girls’ participation. Close to 80%. “In a STEM group, that’s quite unusual,” said Jill Hoogewerf, who participated as a judge and referee. She works at Siemens Gamesa leading the Joint Operations Centre in the Services business unit, and she kindly volunteered on the day.  In fact, one of the teams was all female, coached by two young women in their late teens. They won the national competition years ago, and now they are supporting the new cohort of contenders.  “We are happy to be there inspiring a new generation with something we really enjoyed doing,” they said. It makes me very happy that the future is coming through with far more females being involved in STEM activities,” she added.   Through its area of Social Commitment, and in line with its strategy to promote STEM education, Siemens Gamesa supports initiatives such as FIRST Lego League, a worldwide educational program in robotics, and an international competition where children aged 6 to 17 create their own solutions to a real-world problem.  “Renewable energy is growing massively, which means we will need so much more recruitment. Whether that is technicians or engineers, engagement in schools is so important for the future,” said John Carter, Sales Support Project Manager at Siemens Gamesa. In the United Kingdom, Social Commitment support this program with the help of its local partner, The Institution of Engineering and Technology. On March 4th, forty-five students aged 11 to 15 from local schools competed in teams in Newcastle to give their best solutions to this year challenge related to energy, Super Powered.  Volunteers from Siemens Gamesa oversaw the competition, and rendered their verdicts on which team showed the best early engineering skills, and performance of their robots, to represent their region in the national final of the FIRST Lego League at Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on April 22, 2023.  Alex Fowler, Offshore sales Project manager volunteered that day. He also coordinates the Social Action group of volunteers in the United Kingdom.  “It is really inspiring to see lots of young children very enthusiastic and really talented in engineering, and so I believe that the future is in good hands,” he said. The choice was difficult, as Rachel Elliott, Project Accountant, put it: “there is not just one solution that people can do to make sure that things are made correctly and efficiently”. But after deliberation, the winning solution was presented by the team Caduceus, three girls and a boy.  They outlined a range of solutions to the challenge of reducing the carbon footprint of their school buildings. The amount of diligence and creativity which had gone into the process was superb. They had even sourced external opinion from a local entrepreneur!  But Newcastle is not the only place where tournaments are taking place. From January to the end of March, other students are taking part in regional competitions organized worldwide. In Spain, for example, students who benefited from the robotics in-school program supported by Siemens Gamesa from 2020 to 2022 also took part in this competition in Navarre, while FS Ingenium team, also supported by Siemens Gamesa, qualified to go to the national final in Spain. FS Ingenium won the Global Innovation Award twice!  In Mexico, we awarded grants to 18 schools. Those schools are close to Siemens Gamesa wind farm sites, and in areas of high risk of educational exclusion.  These opportunities are rarely, if ever, available to sectors of the population outside the big cities. “These projects are important because they open up opportunities for young talent that would otherwise be left behind,” said Alejandra Herrera, who is also volunteering in First Lego League competitions in Mexico. In 2023, two of these schools have made it to the national finals.   Newcastle upon Tyne Siemens Gamesa Social Commitment info@siemensgamesa.com Europe/Madrid public
Universities for Goal 13, 2nd edition

Second edition of the “Universities for Goal 13” with UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Add to Calendar 2023-03-31 17:18:45 2023-03-25 17:38:03 Second edition of the “Universities for Goal 13” with UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Siemens Gamesa and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network consolidate their alliance with the 2nd edition of Universities for Goal 13, after last year´s resounding success of this competition. “Universities for Goal 13” is a team competition. Students from selected university have the unique opportunity to propose, and work, on their own ideas to fight climate change (SDG13), while demonstrating their talent and skills on the international stage. The competition will start in January end in September 2023 during an awards ceremony which will take place in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. From April to September 2023, teams from selected projects will have the support of the teaching staff and mentors from Siemens Gamesa. If you are interested in joining this initiative as a mentor, please sign-up here. Due to the great interest shown by SDSN’s network’s universities to reiterate the experience, four of the universities who ran in 2022 have signed up again: Tsinghua University in China, the University of Göttingen in Germany and the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In 2023, they will be joined by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Nelson Mandela University from South Africa. The winning solution will be awarded USD 10,000 in prize money for further development and implementation. A total of 14 projects were selected to compete last year. The award ceremony took place on September 19, 2021 in New York. The winner of the first edition was Byte Rainforest of Tsinghua University in China with a solution that proposed a new pathway to realize the intangible value of rainforests as key carbon sinks.     Online Siemens Gamesa Social Commitment info@siemensgamesa.com Europe/Madrid public