Since year 2014 Lithuanian Children and Youth Center is implementing a programme “Sustainable School”, which is designed for all types’ of educational institutions, from kindergarten to gymnasium for grown-ups. In 2015 the programme was awarded in “Swedish Business Awards” for the best corporate social responsibility of the year. The aim of the programme “Sustainable School” is to raise public awareness providing with knowledge and skills needed to build sustainable communities in educational institutions which would be able to effectively manage and use resources combining environmental protection, social justice and economic development.
Since 2014 over 200 educational institutions and over 20000 pupils have participated in the programme. Participating schools do a research on the ecological footprint for their institution and implement various initiatives in order to reduce the impact they leave.