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About usWho are we?Green Office GroningenCourse: Sustainability Myth Busters 2016Introduction

General information


7 lectures covering 7 different myths surrounding sustainability. The course provides insights from 7 different faculties and is taught by 7 different lecturers. The course will be concluded with a symposium.

When and where?

From September 12th until December 12th 2016. Biweekly on Mondays.
Time: 11.00 – 12.45 (Lunch included)
Location: University College Groningen - Big Classroom (first floor of the UCG)

Course structure

Before the course starts:

General information will be published in August and will consist of a webinar, web-links and reading material.

Before each seminar (max. 1 hour):

Every seminar should be prepared beforehand with background videos, papers, articles, websites etc. This information will be shared on the website. Groups are divided before course starts.

During each seminar:
  • 20 minutes introduction by the lecturer
  • 50 minutes work on creative assignments in groups under supervision of the lecturer
  • 15 minutes pitch of the results
  • 20 minutes feedback and wrap-up by lecturer
Final Symposium:

Each group presents an in-depth research of one myth. You can subscribe on your preferred myth in August.

Course objective/learning outcomes

  • get an insight in what sustainability means
  • get access to articles about sustainability
  • how it can be perceived from different areas of expertise
  • what sustainability entails in the different academic areas
  • find out what it means to you and in your daily life
  • improve creative problem solving
  • understanding the interrelations between different faculties
  • multidisciplinary insights on sustainability
  • cooperate in a staff-student environment
  • pitch your sustainability ideas at a symposium
  • contribute to your professional development in the field of sustainability
  • increase your network in the field of sustainability

In short

  • How often: 8 times, biweekly on Mondays. Last day is a symposium
  • Time: 11.00-12.45 (lunch included)
  • Location: University College Groningen
  • For whom: Staff and students
  • How: Online preparation, in-class assignments, inspiring speakers, closing symposium
  • What: Certificate if you attended 5 out of 8 classes or more
  • Costs: Free


If you have any questions, please contact Agnes Schiphof of the Green Office Groningen via greenoffice

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