In June 2022, VIS welcomed the Eco School representatives for the periodical assessment that the school undergoes as an accredited member of the Eco Schools organisation. After a detailed evaluation of the school processes in regards to teaching the students about sustainable environment but also being environmentally friendly in the day-to-day operations, the Eco Schools organisation granted Vienna International School the third Green Flag. The feedback regarding our school's Eco actions was very positive and our students were highly praised for their determination and commitment towards protecting the school environment and the planet.
Receiving the third Green Flag comes as a renewal of our Eco School Programme commitment but also a responsibility for the School to continue the work in supporting students to understand the important aspects of sustainability on a global scale, making them global citizens and future ambassadors that share their commitment towards a truly sustainable world.
The VIS community is committed to creating awareness of the need for a sustainable environment and to leaving a green print on our planet. As the first Eco School International in Austria since 2017, VIS provides an education aimed to support its students in their journeys to become responsible global citizens that adapt their lifestyles and way of thinking towards a sustainable lifestyle. Through the Integration of the Eco School International Programme and the Sustainable Development Goals in the curriculum, our students gain an understanding of the world's relevant issues that should be targeted to achieve the sustainability of our planet.