Submitted by: Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Mattersburg
Implemented country: Austria
Title: School Awarded Austrian Medal for Environmental Commitment
The vocational school Mattersburg has developed to an environmentally conscious and active institution. The main objective of the project was to fulfill the requirements for the Medal for Environmental Commitment, the Austrian symbol for environmentally friendly products and services. A variety of environmental and health criteria had to be fulfilled, including energy, waste, product purchase and sustainability. After some field surveys and evaluation of measures (divided into must-do and should-criteria) 300 involved people formed stakeholders. Pupils, teachers, workers, companies and parents realized the project within the school year 2005/2006. The school-project is unique in Austria and is going to be continued. In June 2006, the environmental medal was conferred by the Federal Ministry of Environment.