Keep Sweden Tidy has established a number of environmental awards, in order to inspire and reward individuals, schools, municipalities, and companies for their environmental work.
The Blue Flag is an eco-label given to beaches and marinas with high environmental standards as well as good sanitary and safety facilities. The Blue Flag Campaign is internationally run by FEE, the independent non-profit organization Foundation for Environmental Education.
Individual Blue Flag
Individual Blue Flag is a voluntary undertaking for owners of pleasure boats, who agree to follow certain guidelines or criterias to reduce the impact on the environment. It involves handling chemicals in environment appropriate ways, avoiding littering and traveling with caution in delicate nature areas.
Eco-Schools is a program for schools and pre-schools that aims to raise students' awareness of sustainable environmental development issues. It is a system for environmental management in schools, based on an ISO14001/EMAS approach. The programme started in Europe in the early 1990s and was introduced in Sweden in 1996, coordinated by the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation. In Sweden the program is called "Grön Flagg" (Green Flag) and today there are about 1 900 units in the Swedish network.
The Green Key
The Green Key is an international environmental award for accomodation facilities such as hotels, hostels and camping grounds. It is run in Sweden by Keep Sweden Tidy and is given to facilities that meet certain criterias regarding, for example, the use of water, waste management and energy usage.
Environmental Award for Events
The Foundation's Environmental Award for Events are given to public events, for example contests and concerts, which work actively on reducing their environmental impact.