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Commitment to Sustainability

Commitment to Sustainability

Conservation work on the Schlosspark, 2011

Salzburg Global Seminar and its primary operational headquarters, Schloss Leopoldskron, is an institution which reaches and informs a truly global constituency ranging from students to policy makers to the next generation of global leaders. We bring these thinkers and doers together to discuss and to come up with solutions to issues such as climate change, sustainable agriculture and the role of higher education in making such a paradigm shift. However, we understand that we must also integrate our values and goals into the very core of our organization so that we can take on the challenge to "be the change you wish to see in the world" (Gandhi).

We are proud to be leading by example, inspiring and motivating all those who visit Schloss Leopoldskron and Salzburg Global Seminar.

The current challenge to creating a sustainable world forms a significant part of our everyday behavior and attitudes. We are working towards sustainability by reviewing our current practices and inspiring our staff to find ways that we can reduce, reuse and recycle without hindering the excellent quality of service we offer in our programs and seminars and to our hotel guests. So how does a business that owns a facility built in 1736, and flies people from around the world to Austria for its programs and events, minimize its impact on the earth?

The following are practices we have already adopted:

  • Recycling services for glass, tetra packs etc.
  • Monitoring and reducing the use of bottled water
  • Reuse of guest towels
  • Regular use of local and organic food
  • Conservation efforts by our grounds staff
  • Offering bicycle rentals
  • Energy saving light bulbs throughout our buildings
  • Purchasing quality carbon offsets. Click here to find out more

We are also working towards the International Association of Conference Centre’s Green star award (Click here to find out more), which will monitor our practices with regards to the following:

  • Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Water Conservation
  • Purchasing
  • Energy Management
  • Air Quality
  • Food & Beverage