Meet Ozzy, a cute hamster who cares for the environment. With Ozzy’s help, children can save energy to save the planet. Download the campaign materials with Ozzy’s tips and involve everyone in saving energy!


  • Turn off the water when brushing teeth

    Save water by turning the tap off when it’s not in use.
  • Turn off all the lights when you leave

    And the television, computer and video games.
  • Ride a bike or walk

    Instead of asking your parents to drive you to school or to your friend’s house.
  • Use better light bulbs

    LED bulbs consume 90% less energy and work 25 times longer.
  • Do less laundry

    Once you do your laundry, wash your clothes at 30-40°C and dry it outside.


Ozzy is one of the main characters in ‘Lightbulb’, a new comic book produced by the #EU4Energy programme to help teach children how to save energy. ‘Lightbulb’ is a story of four friends and their pets who discover an old cabin in the woods where animals volunteer to help Professor Slate find alternative methods of generating energy in order to avoid inflicting damage to the environment. 

Professor Slate demonstrates to the children the horrible things that could happen to the planet and its population if humans do not start using energy efficiently. United in the idea of saving the planet by avoiding energy waste and boosting energy-saving habits among the inhabitants of their small town, the children – together with hamster Ozzy  – manage to transform the life of one town.


Ozzy and the ’Lightbulb’ comic book are part of a European Unon funded awareness raising campaign developed by the EU NEIGHBOURS east project and the EU4Energy Programme Phase II – Promoting clean energy transition in the Eastern Partnership countries. Visit the campaign board to get access to the campaign packages in all available languages.

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