Under the name Project Sustainability (formerly Werkstatt N), until 2017 the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) recognised initiatives and projects that contribute to promoting sustainable development throughout the full breadth of society. In doing so, it established a quality seal via which projects and initiatives for sustainable development in all its diverse forms are honoured and given enhanced visibility. Since 2018 the four RENN hubs have been continuing this process, supported by the RNE as a strong partner at their side. The award winners from 2021 can be found here (only in German).
The respective annual focal topics take up key societal challenges that are currently of particular importance in the work of the RENN. The aim is to boost awareness for the topics at a regional level, embed them and via networking to encourage further offers.
This year, the sustainability project was supplemented for the first time by a parallel photo competition. This accompanying photo competition was linked to the goal of presenting the complex concern of sustainability within the four focal topics with convincing photos. The winners can be found here.