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Every year, the myClimate Foundation organises the Energy and Climate Workshop, a Swiss country-wide project competition for apprentices..
..that focuses on climate protection and energy efficiency. In 2018, Griesser challenged their apprentices by launching their own energy challenge. A look back at a year replete with innovations.
No less than 24 apprentices from six different professions participated in Griesser's “Company Challenge” with an eye to winning the Energy and Climate Workshop competition. As part of this competition, the myClimate Foundation provided a training programme in which apprentices were able to implement concrete and innovative projects on climate protection, energy efficiency and sustainability in their host company.
The young apprentices spent six months working intensively and actively on climate protection. They developed practical ideas and projects that will have a lasting impact on their own work, such as paperless production, reducing the use of plastic cups and reducing electricity and water consumption.
Work on the projects lasted until spring when they were presented, evaluated and rewarded at an internal awards ceremony. And the result is impressive. Several effective environmental projects have been successfully developed and implemented:
The Griesser Manuel Keller, Luca Marti and Jelisej Tschan trio apprentices won first place in the final Swiss myClimate competition in the "energy" category with the project "Water saving". Third place went to the Carina Wegmüller, Simon Liechti, Ramon Eberle and Fabio Angst working group for the theme "Reducing plastic cups". Many hoped for such results, but few really expected it. The joy of success is tremendous and it is the confirmation of a commitment to a good cause.