Country Sweden 1
School: Öresundsgymnasiet Landskrona
Delegation leader: Karin Warlin
Students: Victoria Sörensen, Pelini Nergiz Erdal, Blerta Hajzeri
Project title: Inspiring the youth by obtaining Eco-school certificate
Young people are our future which is why it is important to inspire and encourage the upcoming generations to make a change.This can be done by Eco-Schools
With Eco-School it starts in the classroom, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large and further has the ability to transform a city’s sustainability.
This is one of the reasons that a group of students at our school started an environment group that is now called Gronflagg. The goal was to try to obtain an eco-school certificate for Oresundsgymnasiet.
To succeed with this objective the group settled on development goals. These goals consisted of reducing food waste, using less harmful substances and materials and replacing them with more sustainable materials and recycling more.
Some changes that the environment group has managed to make are for example creating the “food monster” in the cafeteria where students see how much food and money is wasted each day and introducing recycling in the teacher's lounge.
By actively following up on these goals the school has succeeded in becoming a certified Eco-School. Throughout the journey the group has made it a point to inform other students of changes and engage them through the social media account @gronflaggoresundsgymnasiet. The account has been appreciated both by students and teachers but also by the community. The account has also been acknowledged by numerous other environmental organisations such as Eco-school itself, WWF and the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation