The GreenTeams are decentralized and faculty-specific sustainability teams, with the aim of making their faculty more sustainable in terms of education, operation, research and education. The first GreenTeams were founded by students themselves in 2015 and 2017 on the faculties 3mE and Architecture. After these teams had shown everyone their added value GreenTU enthusiastically started expanding the number of GreenTeams led by the GreenTeams Coordinator. This newly added function together with the expansion of the teams, supported by the executive board, started in the academic year of 2019-2020. At the moment of writing the GreenTeams are present at all TU Delft faculties, with the current exception of the Industrial Design Engineering faculty. Making a total of seven active GreenTeams, all of which are centrally supported and coordinated by GreenTU with in specific the GreenTeams Coordinator. A more elaborate explanation on the GreenTeams can be found in this TU Delta article.
The GreenTeams have been very positively received by the faculties and the TU Delft. Their first goal was to make an inventory report which assesses the current state of integration of sustainability into their faculty. From that strong basis the teams made recommendations leading to a well argumented and researched plan of action for the coming year(s). Some of the reports can already be found below and the rest will follow soon!
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Green-mE, the GreenTeam of the faculty of 3mE, is the very first GreenTeam of the TU Delft which was set up in 2015. The team works passionately and successfully on the integration of sustainability in the education portfolio of the faculty itself. Two years after the start, Green-mE managed to make sustainability a mandatory part of the projects in the first year of the mechanical engineering bachelor. In order to help the students in making their projects more sustainable Green-mE has written a "Sustainable mechanical engineering guide". This guide together with the lectures Green-mE gave and the educational video that was made can be found on this website. If you have any questions or if you want to be part of this team feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BKGreen is a student initiative at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Since the summer of 2018, staff members and students have joined forces in order to achieve more attention and care for sustainability at the faculty. The team not only focuses on the building's energy use and waste flows but also on education and awareness. Feel free to contact us at BKGreenemail@example.com!
The GreenTeam of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences focus on exploring the different shades of green in terms of Education, Operational, Research and Communications portfolio of the faculty. Starting from bolstering the blend of sustainability in the course modules and exploring the various ways to reduce the Carbon footprint of the building, to facilitating spread of more sustainable practices in the Faculty and hearing the voices of employees & students in this domain, the team is here to inventorize and act upon making the faculty more sustainable, redefining the sustainable goals of the Faculty. For any suggestions or query, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi there! We are Shea, Wouter and Maria - the very first GreenTeam of the EEMCS faculty. We are all students of this faculty, and although we all have different backgrounds, we are joined by our goal to make EEMCS an example for what modern sustainability looks like. We believe that, as one of the highest rated technical universities in the world, TU Delft has the privilege and duty to lead the way in building a better future for everyone. Not all people have the luxury to think about the big problems facing humankind. The potential sacrifices that would have to be made in wealthy nations like the Netherlands are small in comparison to the harmful consequences that the global south will suffer if wealthy nations choose to neglect their duty. Many institutions, the TU Delft included, acknowledge that even the measures outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement might not be sufficient to advertise the worst dangers. A form of haste is thus to be made and we believe the TU Delft has a major potential to be an agent for good in this regard. Altogether, we are very excited to be part of the journey that lies ahead for EEMCS. For questions you can reach us at email@example.com.
Maria, Shea and Wouter
GreenTeam TPM started in the beginning of 2020. With a broad interest in societal themes by students from our faculty it was only logical to do an analysis of our own faculty and education as well. With a hands-on mentality our team is determined to learn, but maybe even more important, to change. We believe that students leaving our faculty as engineers with a feeling of responsibility toward our planet and the sustainable development goals. By doing an inventory of the current status, and by giving elaborate advice to a variety of staff members, we believe we can make that change. If you have any questions or recommendations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GreenTeam of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering was set up in 2020 with help from GreenTU. From wind energy to clearing space debris and from sustainable aviation to reducing noise pollution: there are all sorts of ways in which students and researchers are trying to make aerospace engineering sustainable. However, sustainability is often lacking in education, and students do not always know how to get involved. GreenTeam AE is working on improving these issues and more. If you have any questions or recommendations, get in touch: email@example.com
Hi, we are the Greenteam of Applied Sciences! During the past semester, we have gathered information on the faculty and have bundled it together in a report that we intend to share with all relevant parties within our faculty. This report is also a guideline for next year’s Green Team, which will consist of three out of four current members and an MST student we will start recruiting this summer. Together, we intend to find a new way to approach the topic of sustainability within the faculty and so far, many parties including study associations and faculty management appear eager to work with us. If you are interested in our projects, want to work together, or for any other questions, feel free to send an email to Greenteam-AS@tudelft.nl!