Students Shine in Danube Cleanup Initiatives

97 VIS students actively participated in the final environmental Danube cleanup initiative for the first semester.


Despite the challenging weather conditions with snowfall, an impressive turnout of 97 students actively participated in the final environmental cleanup initiative for the first semester along the Danube on November 25th. Throughout the semester, a remarkable total of over 150 students, spanning both secondary and primary school levels, engaged in three separate cleanup events. These initiatives focused on the removal of litter and waste from Donauinsel, showcasing the collective dedication of our students to making a positive impact on the local environment.

Looking ahead to the second semester, we anticipate the continued involvement of familiar faces, as well as the welcoming of new participants, in our upcoming cleanup sessions. These events not only contribute to the immediate betterment of our surroundings but also align with our broader goals of actively pursuing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The collaborative efforts in both the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) service opportunities underscore our commitment to addressing global challenges and fostering a sense of responsibility among our students. By participating in these cleanup sessions, students contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment and also play a vital role in advancing our shared commitment to sustainable development.

As we embark on the second semester, we extend our gratitude to all participants and express our enthusiasm for the continued collaboration in making a positive impact on the environment and our community. Together, we strive towards achieving the ambitious targets set by the UN SDGs, recognizing the importance of collective action in building a more sustainable and resilient future.