Elverum Folk High School focuses on climate with its own climate agreement

Binding climate agreement for Elverum Folkehøgskole.

The agreement has been worked out between the school's action researchers, students and staff. Revised edition of the climate plan of 2017.

We are environmental beacons!


  • Lower the indoor temperature in common rooms by two degrees
  • Improve source sorting and waste management
  • Ensure good labeling of waste management, source sorting in dormitories and in common rooms, plastic, paper, residues and biowaste
  • There must also be a collection point for cardboard, plastic biowaste, residues, batteries, hazardous waste, glass and metal
  • Expand the composting plant
  • Expand "bicycle and kickpark" for use by students, staff and course participants
  • Replacement of light bulbs for joints, re-insulation of door sections, door pumps
  • Continue re-insulation of buildings
  • Not the use of artificial fertilizers on the school grounds, but compost from own facilities
  • Production of own electricity through photovoltaic systems for use in own greenhouse
  • Reduce the use of dryers - increase the use of drying rooms
  • Reduce water consumption, cold and hot


  • Increase the use of local and short-distance food
  • Less use of meat
  • Four meals a week should be pure vegetarian
  • At least one of the breakfasts should be oatmeal w / berries and yogurt
  • Reduce the use of plastic when packaging
  • Only use of cardboard and disposable cutlery at Aktiv for andre, parent party, closing party and any summer courses with many participants
  • Plate sets are purchased for use on trips for students and for packed lunch lubrication
  • Reduce food waste
  • Increase the use of Fairtrade products
  • Only serve jams of berries and fruits picked by students and staff
  • Opportunity to be flexitarians (vegetarian Monday-Thursday)
  • Production of own pork, sheep and goat meat
  • Production of honey
  • Take care of the species diversity on the school site (especially the brook valley)
  • Grow your own tomatoes, potatoes and herbs
  • Plant several fruit trees and berry bushes
  • Internal control on the purchase of organic and short-distance food


  • Self-rescue electives
  • Self-storage common subject
  • Action research electives
  • Redesign electives
  • Arrange evenings for changing and repairing clothes
  • Continue reducing flights
  • When traveling, buy food and prepare food yourself, choose organic food
  • All lines reduce the use of fossil fuels, reduce minibus use
  • Snowboard, Backpacker and Outdoor activities use their own park somewhat
  • Inform about public transport offers
  • Offer to rent personal outdoor living equipment
  • Take part in key agreements on climate emissions in folk high schools - annual climate report, annual climate plan and self-evaluation report with sustainability as a theme
  • Include the UN's sustainability goals in education
  • Sustainability as part of the formation handbook
  • More use of the local community
  • Buy used sweaters for use as school sweaters
  • More teaching time for environmental subjects
  • Measure the school's climate footprint with the students
  • Communicate and develop sustainable attitudes
  • Be an active driving force in the local community for a more sustainable development