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

Binding climate agreement for the school year 2020/2021 

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


  • 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

Two students will return in December 2021 - at the school's expense - to check that the agreement is complied with.