We are proud of the positive environmental difference we already make through our programmes and the contribution made by staff and students. To achieve even more, we need your help. Join our conscious University community and see each work- or study day as an opportunity to make smart choices which reduce our environmental impact.
GreenTU Delft aims to stimulate sustainability in education, research and university operations. It connects innovative researchers, teachers, students, and campus operators, with the goal of improving the sustainability performance of TU Delft as a whole.
Sustainability on the Campus: where science, student organization, services and business come together.― Gerrit Kahlman, Coordinator Sustainability Operations
FoodMany exciting things are happening on the level of food on campus. Food sharing Delft is a group of students who are already active in reducing food waste. On our own campus, there’s a 35% discount in the cafeteria available in the last hour, to battle food waste. On top of that, discounts are available when bringing your own cup and cutlery. The TU Delft is trying to get subsidies on meatless products and introducing a no meat week, starting March 9th. Specific faculties are also setting up projects, for example a ‘Food lab pilot’ in the faculty or Architecture and the Build Environment.
EnergyTU Delft gets most of its electricity (almost 70%) from wind power sources. Furthermore, work is in progress to reduce the use of gas for heating buildings in the campus. In addition, TU Delft has installed solar panels and is working towards setting up geo thermal plant on campus.
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MobilityTU Delft encourages employees and students to make smart mobility choices in several ways.
Travelling by train is stimulated for short-distance destinations (< 700 km) and is therefore trying to reduce emissions generated by business travels. Also, the TU started a pilot to encourage employees and students to take the bike more often and let them test e-bikes for free for a period.
WasteEverywhere on the TU Delft campus paper cups get recycled. What people don’t know, is that the paper cups get recycled into toilet paper. In 2018 80 percent of the used paper cups got recycled. What is lesser known about the recycling of the paper cups is that there’s also a part plastic in the cups, that gets recycled into for instance material for silicone nozzles. Next to this initiative, pilots on waste separation are set up at different faculties from January 2020.
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