The Austrian Eco-label for Schools and Teacher Training Colleges (UZ 301)

The Austrian Eco-label encourages 

  • Protection of environment & climate 
  • Health care 
  • Quality of education 
  • Education for Sustainable Development
Copyright by HTL Vöcklabruck.

Be mobile - environmentally friendly, of course!

Projects at the Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Vöcklabruck show how environmentally friendly mobility can work. Read here about the commitment of this Upper Austrian Ecolabel school in the field of ecologically responsible transport - which focuses on the good old bicycle.

Children with pumpkins. Copyright VS Rotenturm.

VS Rotenturm: P for pumpkin

At the Rotenturm an der Pinka elementary school, everything revolved around a large, mostly yellow or orange fruit: The pumpkin! In a project, the students learned about the path from the pumpkin plant to the bottling of pumpkin seed oil.

Volksschule Leobersdorf. Copyright: Christian Husar, Vienna

Climate protection - made simple!

The primary school in Leobersdorf demonstrates how climate protection can succeed with "simple" organisational measures.

Volksschule Leobersdorf. Copyright: Christian Husar, Vienna

Climate protection - made simple!

The primary school in Leobersdorf demonstrates how climate protection can succeed with "simple" organisational measures.

Pupils studying in the garden. Copyright by Silvia Pointner.

Every day for future

Through the new, forward-looking training focus "Fair Business & Food Management", the environmental idea will be conveyed to young people at HLTW Berheidengasse from the school year 2022/23.

Happy pupils showing the fresh harvest! Copyright by ÖKO MS Mäder.

In the heart of the village. In the heart of life.

Ecology is a priority at ÖKO-Mittelschule Mäder in Vorarlberg: The overall environmental situation is a subject in its own right at Mäder. Within the framework of ecology lessons, the pupils' work in the school garden plays a very important role.

Glasses with the salt of knowledge. Copyright by Private Höhere Lehranstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung Graz-Eggenberg.

Good news instead of fake news

It is important to inform and sensitise young people about the dangers posed by the World Wide Web. Schools also have a role to play here. Promoting the digital skills of students is therefore also particularly important to the Private Secondary School for Agriculture and Nutrition in the Styrian capital.

Kärtner Kasnudeln - a delicious and vegetarian cultural good. Copyright by Fachberufsschule St. Veit an der Glan.

New school cafeteria - smart and sustainability

"It is important to me to show the young people that healthy snacks and meals also taste good," emphasizes Natalija Odobasic, head of the new cafeteria at the vocational school in St. Veit an der Glan, Carinthia.

Gleisdorf primary school - perceive, experience, respect

"The conscious experience and perception of the environment with all senses, as well as the mindful treatment of our environment is an educational goal of our school." An important statement on the homepage of the Gleisdorf Ecolabel primary school! This school was one of the first Austrian educational institutions to acquire the corresponding award and still holds it.

Pupils cooking together. Copyright by VS Dr. Adolf Schärf, Kapfenberg.

Successful Ecolabel Cooperation in Kapfenberg

The cafeteria of the FH Kapfenberg supplies the food for the students of the elementary school Dr. Adolf Schärf, where great importance is attached to a healthy and shared lunch.

ERG Donaustadt - together we have achieved a lot!

At the Evangelisches Gymnasium Donaustadt in Vienna, the Sustainable Development Goals were worked on by students during a project week. Ideas from the project have since been incorporated into everyday school life.

Pupils learning in the garden. Copyright by MS Wolfurt.

New school qualities with the Ecolabel

The Austrian Ecolabel for Schools celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! At the awarded schools, the environment is perceived, experienced and treated with care in a special way. Furthermore, the quality of the educational work and the promotion of health are the focus of the activities.

Climate ambassadors at TNMS Lembach. Copyright by TNMS Lembach.

Ecolabel students taking actions for climate protection

Pupils at the Ecolabel secondary schools in Lembach and Purbach are committed to regional and international climate protection.

The Living Ecolabel with the lettering added. Copyright by HLBLA St.Florian.

Living Ecolabel at the HLBLA St. Florian

The Höhere Landwirtschaftliche Bundeslehranstalt St. Florian has been an Ecolabel holder since 2006 and has thus long ago committed itself to environmentally compatible and sustainable action in a wide variety of areas.

Students at work. Copyright by business.academy.doaustadt.

Rethinking cocoa production

Students of the Ecolabel school business.academy.donaustadt in Vienna 22 pioneered a new concept of sustainable and fair production and consumption of cocoa and chocolate. The school project, implemented together with Oikocredit Austria, contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Four schoolgirls report.

HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein

Circular Economy at agricultural level

Despite the difficult weeks, a lot is happening in the eco-label schools, for example in the HBLFA Raumberg - Gumpenstein, which deals with the circular economy in agriculture.

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