To start the project, around 500 students and 50 teachers took part in a pioneering
event to calculate the CO2 emissions generated by Cuatrovientos , in a collaborative and
To do this, we had the collaboration of the technician Mikel Baztan, a climate expert,
and the support of the Regional Councillor for the Environment and the Director of
Vocational Training of the Government of Navarre.
With the emission data provided, the pupils organised the calculation by scopes 1, 2 and
3 and together, they thought of reduction measures to face the challenge of becoming a
This event was supported by the greeting video from the European partners. Video
The result of this workshop was presented in a digital
Solar panels installation. CO2 reduction
As a mitigation action, Cuatrovientos committed to install photovoltaic panels on its
roof: seventy modules with a financial investment of 30012,84€ and an estimated payback
period of around 9 years. Since the installation, an avarage of 30% reduction in
consumption has been achieved.
With the self-production and self-consumption of electricity, Cuatrovientos will manage
to reduce its carbon footprint and carry out its activity in a more sustainable way,
taking a step towards the organisation's Corporate Social Responsibility. The
installation has the same environmental effect as the planting of 1282 trees in a year.
Tree Plantation. CO2 Compensation
Cuatrovientos signed a green agreement with the local Council of Berriozar . Two hundred
trees and bushes were planted on land provided by the council by a group of students and
teachers. The commitment is to repeat the initiative every year in order to compensate
the school's carbon dioxide emissions that cannot be reduced and contribute to the
positive consequences of the carbon sequestration over the years.
In support of this activity, the teachers of Cuatrovientos made a replica of the tree
plantation in the school garden.
Sustainability through glass bottles
Sustainability is an essential part when it comes to CO2 savings. A big problem are
plastic bottles and plastic cups, as they pollute our environment due to the
microplastics and the high CO2 emissions during the production process. Another problem
is that plastic bottles and cups are not reusable.
We students at the Higher College for Engineering Wolfsberg have designed a project logo
for the Erasmus+ project “CF Training in VET”, in which 4 different school partners are
working together. Since the partner school from Spain did not have a project logo for
the home page yet, the Higher College for Engineering Wolfsberg (Austria) decided to
organize a school competition for the carbon footprint logo. The competition took part
in February 2022 and a total of 5 classes, with approximately 100 students, participated
in it. In total 56 logos were submitted by the students. The project partners Spain,
Italy, Sweden, and Austria then agreed on the best 2 logos. One of them will be
published by the Spanish school on the project’s website.
Below you can see a photo of the two groups winning the competition and Ms. Moll and Mr.
Allesch presenting the winners with a certificate and some prices!
Carpooling – a way of CO2 reduction
As part of the Erasmus+ project "CF Training in VET Schools", the CO2 consumption of the
Higher College for Engineering Wolfsberg was calculated. The result was surprising for
everyone, since more than 2/3 of the annual 850 tons of CO2 emissions result from
Mobility - trips to and from school - is therefore also the greatest opportunity for the
school community to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
A good way to reduce trips, especially in the Wolfsberg area, is carpooling. Talks are
currently underway with KINTO, a Toyota organization, regarding a carpooling app for the
school. There have now been 2 online meetings in which representatives of the Higher
College of Engineering Wolfsberg were informed about the KINTO Join Corporate carpooling
Carbon Footprint App
Our project aims to provide an easier solution for calculating the carbon footprint of a school. This is allowed by a user friendly and simple app for your smartphone and a website. To calculate the carbon footprint, you can simply create a new calculation and add the modules you want to have in it. Sharing the results is also possible by exporting the calculation itself or exporting a PDF with the diagrams.
Our Matura Project
The Eurasmus+ project was the incentive for our Matura project. Based on the interesting data we got from the calculation of CO2 emissions, we decided to further explore the topic and go a few steps further. We brought other schools and some companies on board to get a local comparison and make improvements.
The project is accompanied by our subject teacher Prof. Florian Morandell
Meeting with consultant
Advice meeting with consultant Natalia Conejo about the way to identify the measurable
factors of scope 3, and data taking to be included in the calculator of the Ecological
Transition Ministry where scopes 1 and 2 are considered.
We compiled information on the mobility of the entire educational community with the help of Special Needs students. They used a QR code so all the students could access the questionnaire to obtain the data.
After the corresponding analysis we informed them of the results. You can see their opinions in the video.
Our CF calculation
We had a meeting with consultant Natalia Conejo about the way to identify the measurable factors of scope 3, and data taken to be included in the calculator of the Ecological Transition Ministry where scopes 1 and 2 are considered.
After that we gathered some data about main issues on SCOPE 3, we designed our Instagram profile image and finally we presented the research in Bozen.
Our founders and the company behind the school (Sandvik), has a thought behind all
materials produced. Both functionally and environmentally. All excess materials and
waste get recycled at the factory. That enables the company to create new products
without using new materials. That in the turn enable Sandvik to save money whilst still
thinking about the environment. Through our collaboration with Sandvik we are
responsible to recycle all materials left over as well. Through the recycling of all
materials we can reduce our carbon emissions and use of materials.
Solar panel installation
As an action toward a greener planet. Göranssonska skolan decided to install
approximately 300 solar panels on their roof. Through this new source of energy, they
have generated around 90 000 kWh a year (which covers approximately 30% of the school’s
yearly use of electricity). The solar cells were installed though a project that all
first graders have. Through this special subject called “project” students can change
the school towards a more sustainable place.