Folkehøgskolerådet. The five national folk high school organizations in Norway adopted a sustainability resolution in 2019 to support the UN's sustainability goals. The resolution has four specific goals, which must be followed up by the Norwegian community colleges (a total of 85) in order to be reached by 2030. The goals are about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, education for sustainable development and helping to form conscious and active global citizens. Folkehøgskolen's statutory purpose is general education and public information, and here it is natural that the sustainability goals come into play.
The folk high schools are autonomous, and the folk high school organizations cannot order the schools to follow up on the goals in the decision. But our own surveys show that the folk colleges support the sustainability initiative and work purposefully to achieve the goals.
The national folk high school organizations (Folkhøgskolerådet, Norges Kristelege Folkehøgskolelag and Folkehøgskoleforbundet) have, in collaboration with the folk high schools, developed methods and resources to follow up on these four goals in the schools. We have arranged courses, seminars and webinars, and resources are available to schools via the websites of the Folkehøgskolerådet.