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Sustainability Ambassadors

Sustainability Ambassador

Sustainability Ambassador Faculties often seem like separate little island within the University. Not everyone is aware of what happens within the faculty, at the same time a lot of students and staff members don’t know what efforts the UG is taking to become more sustainable. As Sustainability Ambassador you stay up to date of the UG’s efforts and also initiate change. We believe that with the help of ambassadors, we could inspire many more people at the UG to make more sustainable choices. By initiating change within your own faculty, you contribute to making the university more sustainable!

What can you do?

  • Inventory of the sustainable aspirations of students and staff
  • Reduce energy use (i.e. shutting off computers)
  • Promote a study environment (take the stairs, taking a walk during the break)
  • Raise awareness about reducing waste (visual communication, use mugs instead of paper cups)
  • Stimulate integration sustainability in education
  • Stimulate sustainable purchases faculty (presents)
  • Organise interactive activities with students and staff (movie night/debate)
  • Work out your own ideas! (look at project: De Streekboer)

Do you want to integrate sustainability within your faculty? Become Sustainability Ambassador! Email us for an appointment or read more about the programme here.

Volunteer

The Green Office organises various projects like debates, film nights, lectures, excursions and a course about sustainability. We always welcome volunteers who want to work together with us to organise these events! Are you full of green and sustainable ideas, are you creatief, assertive and do you like organising events? Please send an email to greenoffice@rug.nl and we will be in contact with you.

Education and sustainability

Are you (thinking about) studying at the UG and do you want to learn more about sustainability? The UG offers students different courses in this field.

Studies

Bachelor's: (Marine) Biology and Physics (amongst others)
Masters: Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, Environmental Psychology, Ecology and Evolution & Energy and Environmental Sciences

Courses

At the moment the UG offers several courses related to sustainability. There is the minor People, Planet, Profit (new name: Future Planet Innovation) where students are challenged to think about different sustainable affairs. In total the UG offers 1786 different courses from which 698 are related to sustainability. Examples can be found here.

Research

Are you writing your Bachelor or Master thesis and are you looking for a topic? Sustainability is a broad subject that can be related to many disciplines. You can research how sustainable the logistics are of an organisation, what kind of regulations exist for staff members for their development and health, or how food and energy waste can be reduced. Contact us for more ideas and support! Have a look at our website for past research projects.

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