GreenTU

Previously known as Green Office, GreenTU Delft is a student organization (part of TU Delft University Corporate Office), devoted to stimulating sustainability in education, research and university operations. It connects students to researchers, teachers and campus operators, with the goal of improving the sustainability performance of TU Delft as a whole.

GreenTU now counts 6 board members dedicated to Education, Operation, Outreach, Event and Communication and creation of new GreenTeams.

Platform and Operational issues

To facilitate the process of a better integration of sustainability into education, we have created the Studenten Duurzaamheids Raad, a platform which unites faculty student councils, study associations and interested students on a bi-monthly base, to discuss future opportunities and to inspire each other through feedback and thematic sessions.

Moreover, to make the education project more effective, we are establishing the GreenTeams, faculty-specific sustainability teams, which will be able to tackle the problem of integrating sustainability on each faculty from an internal and faculty-specific point of view.

There are 4 main operational categories GreenTU is focusing on this academic year:

Food consumption and related problems

After having investigated the issue raising from food carbon footprint we have decided to propose a no-meat week at TUDelft campus canteens. On 9th March 2020 the no-meat week at BK faculty was highly successful! Now, we are thinking of introducing reusable cutlery, which students could buy at the canteens and take again with them the next time, obtaining discounts on the next purchases.

Waste

We are currently investigating feasibility of better waste management plans, and stimulating recycling projects that are going on at Campus. In particular, starting from June 2020, we assisted to the birth of the recycling pilot at BK faculty and Aula. We will put our effort to make sure the pilot can be further extended to the whole campus!

Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

We are collaborating with Campus Real Estate on the development of projects aimed at reaching better efficiency in the energy consumption of building present at Campus.

Mobility

We are supporting existing mobility plans (e-bike project) , and proposing new initiatives, such as incentivizing travelling by train instead of by flight for long distance study or work travels.