Meet the Grass Lion!

Environmental education for adventurous pupils

The "Graslöwe" (Grass Lion) is the environmental ambassador for children
The "Graslöwe" (grass lion) is the environmental ambassador for children of the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU is one of Europe's largest foundations and promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects. The promotional activities concentrate on environmental technology and research, nature conservation, environmental communication and cultural assets.

With his green mane the "Graslöwe" is a popular character, who immediately wins the hearts of six to twelve years old children. In a playful way he imparts knowledge about the topic of sustainability.

It is the aim of the "Graslöwen school trip" to help children understand environmental issues in the context of sustainability in an exciting and attractive way. Environmental issues as well as team and communication skills will be treated. Together with environmental pedagogical experts and teachers the kids develop different alternative courses of action for their daily life.

In Baden-Wuerttemberg the Heinrich Kastner Youth Hostel Forbach is a “Graslöwen” certified Youth Hostel. Since July 2010 the Youth Hostel offers Graslöwen-school trip according to the Motto: „Stick up for your environment“ .