In addition to a healthy diet, Viktorovac elementary school should also have a climate-efficient kitchen

by Branimir Spajić | May 17, 2021 | 0 comments




As part of the EU project CLIKIS, which is implemented in Sisak in elementary schools, with the aim of improving energy efficiency in school kitchens and measuring the energy consumption of devices in the school kitchen, Viktorovac Elementary School started last week. Before Viktorovac, the activities were carried out in Elementary School 22. Lipnja, and will continue in other elementary schools in Sisak. Energy measurements are carried out for two weeks, after which the results will be read and informative and educational workshops will be held with school employees.

The measurements are carried out by the company partner of the EU project RED FORK, which implements the CLIKIS project in Croatia, and the project is also carried out in Germany and Estonia. The German government supported the project through the EUKI Climate Initiative and Sustainability Fund.


This project works to achieve the European Union's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. As you know, all kitchen appliances that work produce CO2, which is a greenhouse gas and affects climate change. If devices consume too much energy, they also create more greenhouse gases, which affects our climate. Excessive energy consumption is also a cost that needs to be reduced.

The project is implemented from 2020 and lasts until 2022, and in the first phase of the project, which was implemented last year, schools received help in preparing healthier meals. Weekly menus have been prepared that are adapted to the needs of the students so that they provide all the necessary nutrients, they are not abundant and they contain healthy foods.


On this occasion, the weekly menus, preparation and distribution of food to students were reviewed, as it is important to minimize food waste along with healthy meals.

Food waste produces methane, which is also a greenhouse gas. The goal of the EU is to reduce methane emissions and by 2050 to establish the so-called Green economy, which means reducing waste to zero by recycling.

Sisak is the only city in Croatia that joined this project, which means that students will eat healthier. School kitchens will become more energy efficient, which will be a multiple benefit and savings.

The results of the project will be presented at an international conference that will be held in October this year in Sisak, and it will be an opportunity to compare the results of our schools with those from Estonia and Germany.

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