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Making Tomorrow: sustainable do, dream and think tank for students.

Join us on February 18, get involved in one of the student-lead projects listed below and make a difference with your fellow students. Register here

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MAKING TOMORROW:
THE SEQUAL

February 18, 2020
Green Hub, UFO Building

PROGRAMME

18:00 - opening reception at the Green Hub with sustainable catering
 

18:30 - presentation of the projects by the student-coaches


19:00-21:00 - theme table discussions

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Green tear-off calendar

 

We’re eager to compose a tear-off calendar for students. Not just your plain old calendar, but a fun one with a sustainable approach. One with fun facts, jokes, cartoons, and what not. One for each day. Creative minds are invited to contribute. You’ll have carte blanche content wise and the full support of the Green Office team.


 

Sustainable campus

 

Are you fed up with your syllabi being printed one sided, vending machines filled with disposables, overly heated auditoriums, a lack of water fountains and green areas? Get out there and get in touch with people at your faculty, so you can help them create a more sustainable campus, step by step. Find some inspiration in the sustainability pact (in Dutch). As a part of this project we are building giveaway boxes which we’ll spread out across the university, so we can give a new life to preloved items. Are you a handy (wo)man? Help us out!

Sustainable Sherlocks

 

There is a lot of sustainable research coming out of students their brains and pens. Time to put these into the picture. We are creating a team that identifies all these efforts, no matter if it’s a project, bachelor or master thesis.  We are going to make a mini newspaper, create a thesis award and who knows what else. Maybe you?


 

Sustaiquiz

 

March 31st we are hosting our first ‘sustainable quiz’. For this sustaiquiz we expect over 100 participants, all battling for the most sustainable prize in the world. Would you like to brainstorm and formulate questions, be a jury member or help with logistics? Welcome to our team!


 

Climate activism

 

The student movement #YouthForClimate has stirred up something in our society with their climate marches. A climate generation has risen, inspired by Greta Thunberg's words. 'Students for Climate' want to amplify these efforts and are taking climate action this year as well. Extinction Rebellion will also be present. This international movement uses non-violent civil disobedience as protest against climate change, mass extinction and social collapse. They demand a system change to create a more sustainable world. If you want to know more about these movements, what their strategies are, or how you could contribute yourself, be there!


 

Repair Cafe & Vlömarkt closet sale

 

Next spring we want to set up an extensive circular event, with workshops on fixing bikes, zero waste cooking, upcycling and screenprinting, and so much more. Let’s add some foodtrucks, some good tunes and some rays of sun to this and ta-da, there’s your festival!

To fill your wardrobe in a more sustainable way you can choose to buy more second hand. To facilitate this we organize 'Vlömärkt' on a regular basis. This flea market is the place to be to thrift pre-loved treasures such as clothes, shoes and accessories. Will you help us organize the upcoming edition?


 

Sustainights

 

Every Tuesday is Sustainight! Sometimes serious, sometimes fun, but always in a relaxed atmosphere with sustainability as the guiding theme. We want to keep up with the tradition and that’s why we’re looking for a core team who want to devote themselves to these Tuesday nights. This means serving as the host, providing drinks and snacks, getting the Green Hub ready and cosy for the event, and making sure the evening runs smoothly.


 

The Internationals

 

We're getting rid of those abandoned, grey corners on our campuses! We can turn them into so much more: a student lounge, a sports field, a green hotspot, a butterfly garden... Spot those places for us that can use a make-over, and get creative with benches, planters, seats ... How big this all becomes depends on you (and some practical objections, maybe).


 

Turn Grey into Green & Temporary Urbanism

 

We're getting rid of those abandoned, grey corners on our campuses! We can turn them into so much more: a student lounge, a sports field, a green hotspot, a butterfly garden... Spot those places for us that can use a make-over, and get creative with benches, planters, seats ... How big this all becomes depends on you (and some practical objections, maybe).


 

D’URGENT 2.0

 

D’URGENT is a sustainable Gentian student organization that tries to tackle sustainable questions on different fronts. They work on topics such as  zero waste, fair fashion, downshifting consumption, greening, divestment, and so on. All of this can take many forms: from lectures to workshops to movie nights. Some projects are running at full speed while others can use some new wind. Get to know them this evening!


 

Idea factory

 

It does not have to end with the above mentioned projects. Got another idea? We might be able to tackle this too...


 

Pampering students with fruits & vegs

 

For a couple of years already the volunteers of ‘Mizuna’ have provided weekly sustainable vegetable and fruit boxes to students. But times do change, so we’d like to brainstorm about how to cater to students’ needs for greens nowadays. Do you have an idea on how to seduce students with whole foods, or would you like to help out with the logistics? Join our table!

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