Public Relations & Communications Department
The Department of Public Relations & Communications is the public face of the Institute. Its tasks include all media liaison work, e.g. writing press releases, organizing press interviews and conferences, producing the website, and all PR activity. Furthermore, the department is responsible for editing and producing eco@work, an e-zine published quarterly. eco@work reports on the latest projects and findings of the institute's various research divisions, and sets out the institute's positions on contentious issues in environmental policy. Oeko-Institut members also receive an additional print version, as an exclusive service.
The department further produces the Annual Report and information brochures on hot topics, organizes regular events such as the annual conference and general assembly, hosts open days and provides guided tours of the institute's green office building in Freiburg, the "Solar Ship".