As a Green Office, we organise events to engage and educate students about sustainability and maintain the strong green student initiatives network. Events we have organised this year include:
Green Network Drink (20-09-’17)
At the beginning of the academic year, we organised a green network drink for all green student initiatives in Delft. This way, everybody could meet the new boards and student teams and discuss goals and possible collaborations for the coming year.
Documentary Screening in collaboration with VOX Delft (25-10-’17)
Together with VOX Delft, we screened the documentary The Yes Men Fix The World and had a lively discussion afterwards on the topic of using comedy and pranks in (sustainability) activism.
Van Gansewinkel/Renewi excursion (17-11-’17)
We organised an excursion to the renewed Van Gansewinkel/Renewi waste treatment plant in Amsterdam where part of TU Delft waste is treated. We received an interesting lecture and a tour around the facilities and also a better understanding for the GO how our waste is treated.
The Campus as a Living Lab lunch lecture (11-01-’18)
Leendert Verhoef, employee of the GO, explained the concept of a Living Lab and how as a student or employee you can set one up yourself at our campus. More on Living Labs on campus can be found here.
LCA in Space Craft lunch lecture & workshop in collaboration with VSV (13-02-’18)
An employee of the European Space Agency and a British professor gave a lunch lecture on the current status of sustainability and LCA use in the spacecraft design process. Afterwards a workshop was organised, more in depth on the use of LCA.
World Water Day awareness action in collaboration with Changemaker Challenge (22-03-’18)
Handed out plastic (and real) soup in between the Aula and Library to students and employees to raise awareness on the plastic soup problem in our oceans. Promoted the Changemaker Challenge where students can win money for a water and sustainability related bachelor or master thesis. Some media attention was also created here.
Volunteering Activity & Dinner at Conscious Kitchen in collaboration with ESN Delft (29-03-’18)
We went with a group of Delft students to help volunteer at the Conscious Kitchen in The Hague. These volunteering activities included cooking, serving and cleaning up after the dinner. At the Conscious Kitchen, food that is otherwise thrown away is used to prepare a meal every Thursday and almost completely runs on volunteers. Around 15 students were present at this event.
Foodsharing event in collaboration with S&C and Conscious Kitchen (24-04-’18)
As part of reinvigorating the Delft Foodsharing group, a kick off event was organised in collaboration with S&C and the Conscious Kitchen. Around 10 students were present. More on the Foodsharing group at the Projects section of this document.
Milieudefensie College Tour: Corporate Accountability (17-05-’18)
Milieudefensie did a lunch lecture in Delft as part of their College Tour, which is again part of their Fair Future program. This lecture on their court case against Shell and how you can influence big corporations as ‘mere citizens’ was visited by 40 students.
Offshore Wind Farm excursion in collaboration with Delft SEA and Energy Club (25-05-’18)
The Green Office led the organisation of a big Offshore Wind Farm excursion visiting the Luchterduinen offshore windpark where TU Delft gets a big part of their energy from. 4 speakers and some 60 students (due to capacity of the boat; event was sold out in 5 minutes) joined this excursion.
Tegenlicht Meetup ‘Struggle for a Sustainable Lifestyle’ in collaboration with Lijm & Cultuur and Studium Generale (30-05-’18)
An open discussion joined by a panel of 3 experts and guided by the Tegenlicht episode ‘Worsteling van de Groenmens’ was organized. Non-technical topics that are less discussed in Delft like personal lifestyle changes and the struggles that come with that were discussed. Around 20 students and Delft citizens were present at this event.
E-waste Arcade at the International Festival of Technology (06-06-’18)
The Green Office featured the E-waste Arcade as part of the IFoT program. Students, employees and festival visitors could recycle their old phones here. This way, less precious metals have to be mined from environment and social damaging mines. The E-waste Arcade is completely made from (e-)waste materials and displays a nice circular economy example in a fun way. We provided background information on E-waste for interested visitors and promoted the Green Office to a wide audience.
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