Because the cornerstones of environmental awareness are laid during childhood, we’re always glad to see schoolteachers addressing environmental and health issues in the classroom. We gladly provide schoolteachers with free instructional materials, children’s books and games. Or you can take your pupils on a class trip to our environmental library. We have also drawn up guidelines concerning sustainable mobility and indoor air quality and other matters, with the goal of keeping pupils and their teachers healthy.

Press release on Waste | Resources

Aktion Biotonne Deutschland (German organic waste campaign) launches a “28-day organic waste bin challenge” for citizens.

auf einem Gehweg steht vor einer grünen Hecke eine braune Mülltonne, auf der "Bioabfälle" steht und aus der Gartenabfälle herausgucken

A coalition of policymakers, business and associations is running “Action weeks for organic waste bins in Germany” to advocate for improvements in the collection of organic waste. For four weeks from 7 November 2022, the spotlight will be on local authorities in Germany as they run campaigns on the ground to promote the separate collection of organic waste. read more

Press release on Air and Health

Coronavirus protection in schools: Airing rooms for five minutes, every 20 minutes

a virus in a close-up foto

The German Environment Agency (UBA) has drafted some helpful guidance for the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in Germany (KMK) on proper airing practices in schools. The handbook reflects the UBA experts' recommendations on indoor air hygiene and how proper ventilation in schools can reduce the risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

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