School Uitikon holds action day on sustainability


Uitikon ZH – The Uitikon school held a day of action on climate protection. On Impulse Day, the Rietwis, Schwerzgrueb and Mettlen school buildings provided information on resources, energy consumption and sustainable nutrition.

As part of the “Climate School” program, the Uitikon school held an Impulse Day for its approximately 500 students. In the three school buildings Rietwis, Schwerzgrueb and Mettlen, the topic of sustainability was on the lesson plan on Thursday, March 9, according to a statement. The day of action was organized together with the climate protection organization myblueplanet.

The school Uitikon has already been on the way to becoming a climate school together with this organization for more than two years, says the myblueplanet press release. Together with myblueplanet, it implemented diverse and creative educational and climate protection activities that reduce the school’s carbon footprint in the long term. The construction of a solar plant, for example, serves this purpose. The Uitikon school has only recently obtained the energy school label. With the Impulse Day action day, it wants to take a step further toward sustainability in everyday school life, with the goal of certification as a climate school.

The impulse day was opened by the deputy principal Katrin Spillmann together with Nadine Stähli, project manager of myblueplanet. In all three school buildings, students from kindergarten to high school experienced an extensive program focusing on energy, mobility, biodiversity, nutrition, waste and resources.

At the Schwerzgrueb schoolhouse, a group of students prepared a climate lunch with chef Andi Handke and learned a lot about sustainable nutrition. After information by Handke on sustainable food, a climate-friendly meal was prepared. The joint lunch was the conclusion of the Impulse Day at the Schwerzgrueb school building. gba