Hypomeeting Götzis goes Green
Sporting events can move a lot towards sustainability. The 48th edition of the Hypomeeting Götzis/Vorarlberg shows that this can also work for major events. It was the first major sporting event to achieve the Ecolabel for Green Events and was produced and broadcast according to the Ecolabel "Green Producing" standard.
Green Banking Pioneer Gunskirchen Celebrates 125 Years
The Environmental Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen is a true pioneer for sustainable investments and green banking. In 2023, both the 125th anniversary of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen and the 10th birthday of the environmental centre will be celebrated
Biohotel Pointner - a vision turns 50 - congratulations
A visionary and forward thinker was able to welcome business partners, suppliers, politics and business to a special celebration as part of the company's 50th anniversary.
World Ecolabel Day
8 October is World Ecolabel Day - the international day for national Ecolabels. Independent, governmental Ecolabels are based on transparent criteria and sound third-party verification and are a credible barrier against greenwashing. What is your opinion? Support your colleagues by answering a short questionnaire.
European Tourism Going Green - Together we make tourism in Europe more sustainable!
Austria has been a pioneer in sustainable tourism for many years, but together we can achieve much more.
This was proven by the international "Green Tourism Conference" organised by the ÖHV, at which 70 certified best practice businesses (hotels, campsites, tour operators, apartment buildings) from six countries were presented. Eleven Austrian businesses were awarded the Austrian and European Ecolabel.
Sustainable travel experiences through and through
With the Ecolabel, what belongs together comes together: The Ecolabel group continues to grow - our tour operators can also take advantage of the growing range of sustainably certified locations and hotels to put together consistently certified travel experiences. The following offers are particularly worth highlighting in the near future.
Engagement - How can investors encourage companies to be more sustainable?
In order to demonstrate the possibilities of collaborative engagement, a webinar was held on 24 April 2023 as part of the series "Green Money for Green Investments", which was organised by ÖGUT on behalf of the Ministry of Climate Protection and in cooperation with the Austrian Ecolabel team at VKI.
Sustainable cinemas in Austria
The cultural sector is an important partner in climate protection and can benefit from common national environmental standards. Therefore, there is now also a separate Ecolabel guideline for cinema operations and already the first two licensees.
Ecolabel award ceremony at Wefair 2023
On the opening day of WeFair Vienna, nine companies were awarded the Austrian Ecolabel for sustainable products and services. The companies from Vienna, Lower Austria and Styria received the green sustainability seal in the areas of financial products, printing, mobility, educational institutions, the hotel industry and Green Meetings & Events.
Sustainability & Resilience: Systematically into the entrepreneurial future
Active environmental and climate protection are indispensable for sustainable organisations. As an Ecolabel company, submit your best measures for environmental and climate protection to the Environmental Management Award 2023!
Diagonale #denktweiter: Attitude is needed!
The Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, celebrated several Green Events/Green Meetings certifications in 2023 as well as Austria's first green cinema.
Would you like more sustainability?
Each and every individual can bring more sustainability into life. How can this succeed? The Hotel Retter in Styria invites you to a book presentation about the transformation of our society.
Open mind: HAK Lienz combines ecology and economy
The HAK Lienz is the first educational institution in East Tyrol to be awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. This makes it an ecological pioneer!
Fund Congress in Vienna
At the Fund Congress in Vienna on 8-9 March 2023, the focus was also increasingly on environmental aspects such as climate protection, biodiversity, clean water, greenwashing, ESG, e-mobility, raw material efficiency, impact assessment, sustainable infrastructure and building refurbishment.
Ecolabel contributes to record in Salzburg!
"Our service is working," says Sabine Wolfsgruber, Managing Director of umwelt service salzburg, the regional support agency, about the most successful year so far: in 2022, more than 700 consultations were completed by the advisory and support agency for corporate environmental and climate protection - the highest number since the independent association was founded. There was also strong demand for Ecolabel certifications.
Invisible but still dangerous - microplastics!
Plastics can be found in all areas of everyday life. A new brochure informs about the effects of microplastics on humans and nature and gives helpful tips on how to avoid them.
An Ecolabel daily routine
Products or services labelled with the Austrian Ecolabel as particularly sustainable can be found everywhere in everyday life. Where and how is shown in the new video produced by Celina, our intern from the voluntary environmental year. How many awarded products or areas do you discover?
To the video: on the trail of the Ecolabel - An Ecolabel daily routine
Curious. Critical. Europe-fit.
These qualities are taught to the pupils at the Gymnasium and Realgymnasium in Seekirchen am Wallersee. The Ambassador School of the European Parliament was certified with the Austrian Ecolabel in 2022.
Cycling together for the environment - every bike ride counts!
The successful motivation and awareness-raising campaign "Austria is cycling" will start a new main season from 20 March to 30 September 2023. Many municipalities, businesses, clubs and schools throughout Austria are already on board as organisers, because cycling is known to make people fit and happy. In addition, they are also committed to climate protection.
Mobility check for schools and kindergartens
klimaaktiv mobil puts kindergarten and school routes under the microscope - and at no cost!
In focus: The Ecolabel in practice - market control
Not only the strict, transparent criteria and the independently prepared expert opinion ensure that Ecolabel products also deliver what they promise. The Association for Consumer Information (VKI) also tests products from all guidelines for correct use of the Austrian Ecolabel.
In focus: Guidelines in detail - Part IV - Ecolabel driving schools
While a driver's license allows us to use cars, it does not exclude so-called multimodal mobility, i.e. the use of multiple methods of getting around. The Austrian Ecolabel driving schools are thinking different ...
What does biodiversity mean? What can everyone contribute to the protection of biodiversity? Every contribution is important!
In focus: Guidelines in detail - Part III - sustainable travelling
The guideline UZ 72 "Travel Offers" is all about designing sustainable travel offers. It was known long before it came into force in 2008 that man-made climate change is a major problem. And that is also the core of the requirements.
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?
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.