Acknowledgement by Matthias Platzeck (2018)
Over 250 projects applied for the German-Russian Year of Municipal and Regional Partnerships 2017/2018. LOGO's work was selected for the brochure "Cities, Regions and Initiatives" and acknowledged on the websites of Russlandpartner. The chairman of the German-Russian Forum, Matthias Platzeck, additionally expressed his thanks in a letter.
With the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the states of the United Nations committed themselves to anchoring the guiding principle of sustainability in their education systems. This education offensive should motivate people to make decisions responsibly for the present and the future. On 20 September, the German UNESCO Commission awarded 15 projects for their exemplary teaching of sustainable thinking and action and for their contribution to making the concept of "Education for Sustainable Development" (ESD) known. Current board member Shahnoza Abdilakimova and farmer Martin Clausen accepted the award for LOGO in September 2013 in Bremen.
Since 1995, students of the Chelyabinsk State Technical Agricultural University (today: South Ural State Agricultural University) have been taking part in the practical courses and seminars on organic farming. On 10 March 2005, the university awarded Dr Hartwig Mennen the title of honorary professor "for his personal contribution to the training of agricultural specialists for agriculture in Russia" on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the cooperation. The rector of the Agricultural University Vasili Vasilevitch Blednykh (left in the picture) and the team around the long-standing head of the International Department Boris Vladmirovitch Kurchatov (right in the picture) made a special contribution to the joint success of the work.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Ford car company awarded highly endowed prizes for environmental protection and cultural heritage projects. In 1996, a jury selected LOGO from 133 applicants for 1st place in Germany. The award ceremony took place in Berlin, where speakers included the then Environment Minister Angela Merkel, Hartwig Mennen and the well-known television presenter Jean Pütz. In another selection at European level, LOGO came in 3rd place. The award ceremony was celebrated in Budapest in the presence of William Clay Ford junior, Henry Ford's great-grandson.