Welcome to the „Green World “ of the Austrian Ecolabel

Austrian National Library Josefsplatz. Copyright by Austrian National Library/Pichler.

The Austrian National Library: A "bridge" between past and future

Museums, archives and libraries see themselves as bridges between the past and the present - with perspectives on the future for which they provide important impulses. In order to make this concern visible to the outside world, there is the Austrian Ecolabel. That is why the Austrian National Library in Vienna also applied for the state seal of quality.

Exhibition MAK: CLIMATE CARE_Graphic Warming Stripes, Vienna 1775 - 2020. Copyright by CLIMATE CARE_Grafik Warming Stripes, Wien 1775 – 2020.

Green Museums: Climate Protection and Climate Beauty at the MAK

In an inspiring essay, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK, explains how climate protection can become an opportunity for all of us to shape an ecologically and socially sustainable climate modernity comparable to the time around 1900, and what role art and culture can play in this.

Roman city of Carnuntum. Copyright by Römerstadt Carnuntum/atelier olschinky.

Sustainability in the Roman city of Carnuntum

In the Roman town of Carnuntum, ecological sustainability plays a very important role. Therefore, it has applied for the Austrian Ecolabel. But: Was there also such a thing as environmental awareness in Roman antiquity? Read interesting facts about this here.

The National Library. Copyright by Austrian Ecolabel.

In focus: Guidelines in detail - Part Two - sustainable education

The guideline for tourism and leisure enterprises contains specific requirements for museums. The first mandatory criterion is: "Integration of education for sustainable development into the educational work". What`s about?

Online Ecolabel award. Copyright by Austrian Ecolabel.

14 companies awarded for sustainability by the Ministry of Climate Action

Climate Action Minister Leonore Gewessler awarded the Austrian Ecolabel to 14 companies from the tourism and catering, film production, finance, textiles, printing, advertising, event management and education sectors on 9 April.

The Award 2021. Copyright by Joseph Krpelan.

Environmental Management Award 2021

Active environmental and climate protection are essential for sustainable organisations. As an Ecolabel company, submit your best measures for environmental and climate protection to the Environmental Management Award 2021!

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.

Logo Greenwashing-Check. Copyright by VKI.

Greenwashing Check: Reporting possibility for consumers

Reliable governmental Ecolabels are an important instrument to avoid green washing. Therefore, it is also important for the Austrian Ecolabel to support the current Green Washing Initiative of the VKI.

HYPO NÖ Balloon. Copyright by Andreas Riedmann/HYPO Niederösterreich.

HYPO Niederösterreich's green current and savings accounts

Green and sustainable current and savings accounts are very much in vogue - now, for the third time, such banking products have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. At HYPO NOE, the money deposited is used to finance sustainable projects - for example in the field of renewable energies, climate protection measures or building renovation.

Camping Au an der Donau Flower meadows. Copyright by Camping Au an der Donau.

Green Camping

After the lock down, many people are drawn back out into nature - a holiday at an eco-labelled campsite in Austria offers good conditions for this.

A sea of blooms. Copyright by Austrian Ecolabel.

In focus: Guidelines in detail - Part One - biodiversity

In the guideline for tourism and leisure businesses, there is a requirement in criterion UZ 200-F05 to motivate businesses to contribute to the promotion of biodiversity.

The new school bags from schneiders.

School is even more fun with a sustainable school bag!

Especially for primary school children, a sustainable and ergonomic school bag is enormously important and often accompanies them for several years. The initiative "Clever shopping for school" offers anup-to-date list and guide for buying school bags and school backpacks.
SCHOOLQUIZ starts on 23 February!

This year has it all: from workshops in spring, trade fair events, 30 year celebration with restrictions to online events. Copyright by Austrian Ecolabel.

Through one year of Corona with the Austrian Ecolabel

For a year now, the Corona pandemic continues. A challenge - not only for us as individuals, but also for companies it is not an easy situation. We show how and with what means the Austrian Ecolabel has come through the pandemic so far.

close to nature garden

Nature-oriented gardening without chemicals

Many synthetic chemical pesticides have a negative effect on human health as well as on animals and plants. Good gardening without chemicals starts with the choice of plants and relies on natural cycles and eco-labelled products.

small tortoiseshell at eryngium. Copyright by Jaresm. Free Images.

biodiversity at 2021!

What does biodiversity mean? The Austrian Ecolabel takes a look at this frequently used term and will increasingly deal with it in 2021.

Simply good - Ecolabel products and services at your home!

Home office and all done? Now finally there´s  time to switch to a green electricity provider, buy office supplies or toys for the offspring? It should also be environmentally friendly! Is that possible? Yes it is possible, the Austrian Ecolabel offers a wide range of certified products that can be ordered and delivered directly from the enterprises. See for yourself!