In 2021 we can look back at being certified for 10 years through Eco-Lighthouse. It is Norway’s most widely used certification scheme for organisations to document their environmental efforts. It is a EU-recognised management and certification scheme, on par with international eco-labelling schemes (EMAS and ISO 14001). With Eco-Lighthouse we work to create more environmentally friendly operations, sustainability education and a safer work environment beyond our legal requirements. We are recertified every 3 years, processes that stimulate continuous improvements.
Our education focuses on sustainability both in- and outside of the classrooms. We cover global sustainability topics through subjects, special events and ongoing extra-academic activities. Apart from the global issues we have several local engagements. A recent example is the coastal cleanup we carry out in cooperation with the local Outdoor Council. We are also a distribution point for coastal cleanup equipment for the local community. Read more.
Environmentally friendly operations
Environmentally friendly operation and sustainability education is intertwined at the College. The College is located between the fjord and the mountains with easy access to nature. We pay attention to reducing our waste emission with a strong student involvement. A new project allows students to analyse food waste data from our cantina, and make suggestions to reduce our food waste.