UNICA Green Academic Footprint. green impactthrough joint commitment common projects and shared experience Jorulf Brøvig Silde University of Oslo, chair of UGAF working group
Biogas on coffee grounds At UNIL, Lausanne, leftover food and coffee grounds from UNIL cafeterias and restaurants are used to make biogas. Read more on www.ugaf.eu 3
Children teaching adultshow to recycle At Universidade de Lisboa children in Kindergarten created and decorated eco-points. Result: Increased performance in separation of waste into recycling containers. Read more on www.ugaf.eu 4
Reuse the cups At ULB, Brussels a project started among students to reduse the amount of single use cups now runs a 75 000 cups program at campus. Read more on www.ugaf.eu 5
Greening the events At UiO, Oslo the UNICA Student Conference were celebrated as the university’s first eco- certified event. Read more on www.ugaf.eu 6
Calculate your eco-footprint At Tallinn University a Green week introduced a car-free day, a plant-your- campus and an opportunity to measure your ecological footprint. Read more. 7
Click yourself wiser and greener At Tor Vergata, Rome a multilevel e-learning program is increasing the awareness on sustainability issues. Read more 8
Borrow the sun At University of Cyprus, a large scale solar power installation is planned to provide the university with all the electricity needed. Read more on www.ugaf.eu soon. 9
What is UGAF?UNICA Green Academic Footprint(UGAF) is a network-based initiativeto support the UNICA-universities inEnvironmental Sustainabilityinitiatives..
The ACTIVITIES 2012-13-14are aiming to• Strengthening the sustainability efforts at each university.• Embedding green activities in regular UNICA activities.• Promoting collaboration with the cities, capitals, regions 11
SOME PROPOSED ACTIVITIES 2012-13-14• Practice Sharing and • Student Involvement Networking – Connect with WSEN – Green Ambassadors• Green School(s) – Competitions & Campaigns – UNICA Green IT School – Sustainability Day (s) – Sustainability in Teaching and Learning – Green Benchmarking – Best Green administrative • Green Toolkits (Events, Practices? …) – Green Budgeting and • Exchange of staff: Accounting? sustainability officers• Green Research Projects 12
UNICA Green School:Green IT• For university staff involved in management and operation of IT-infrastructure• Using Erasmus Staff Exchange Programme• Will take place in Oslo 2013 14
UNICA Green School:Green Teaching and Learning• How do you bring in aspects of environmental sustainability into education when the field of study is not environment?• Bologna Lab Programme and UNIL 2014 ? 15
Green AmbassadorsProposal from the UNICA Student Conference• Students who take part in some Eco-literacy training courses or Trainee program will become Green Ambassadors.• They will become part of the Green Team to help out in greening of campuses, share their knowledge and skills with other students, help out schools and communities in their Green practices.• Join UNICA Students Network 16
Green ResearchAs a Research Hub: UGAF Research Project • UGAF working group•Providing a platform for joint members initiate someresearch project research projects based on•Supporting application for their university needs as well asfunding group agenda•Facilitating proposal writing •Support each other projectsprocess through data collection , sharing literature and peer review evaluation•Might happen. Is happening. 17
The toolkitsUGAF Green Event’s Check ListWhy Green Events?•Costs saving•Environmental innovation•Awareness rising•Positive reputation•Social benefits•Influencing decision-making•Spreading best practice within the organization 18
The toolkitsUGAF Green Event’s Check ListHow Green Events?•Selecting the venue•Accommodation•Catering•Setting up the meeting•Local transportation•Exhibitions and putting the dots togetherAdapt your greening strategy to regional realities 19
Working with the city • The UNICA universities already does a lot togehter with their cities and regions. • This might become the uniqueness of the UNICA Green Academic Footprint 20
Strategy: making things move forward • A world in need: The Imperative • We can: Universities are already providing knowledge within Environmental Sustainability • We want to: The Green Pledge • We are going to: The strategy • Let us do it. Together! The proposed projects needs your input and participation.
The Green Pledge We are the universities in the capitals of Europe. Why We Pledge to Become Greener: We acknowledge that Environmental sustainability is at our core mission and as universities, we have a unique: • Potential and capacity to enhance knowledge and understanding, and provide necessary skills and innovation • Responsibility and duty toward raising awareness and enhancing sustainability literacy for students, staff and communities • Position and reason to develop our campuses as living laboratories of environmental sustainability in practice to meet the global environmental challenges. We commit ourselves to: • promoting environmental sustainability in every aspects of our work as universities • set environmental sustainability on top of our priorities • work closely with policy makers, municipalities & communities, industry & business and other universities • share examples of our green practice, evaluate and report our status, plans and progress to all stakeholders
VisionThe vision of UNICA Green Academic Footprint isto fulfill our responsibility toward raising awareness andenhancing sustainability literacy for students, staff andcommunities and to develop our campuses as living laboratoriesof environmental sustainability in practice.
We acknowledgeWe acknowledge that Environmental sustainability is at our core mission and as universities, we have a unique:• Potential and capacity to enhance knowledge and understanding, and provide necessary skills and innovation• Responsibility and duty toward raising awareness and enhancing sustainability literacy for students, staff and communities• Position and reason to develop our campuses as living laboratories of environmental sustainability in practiceto meet the global environmental challenges.
We commitWe commit ourselves to:• promote environmental sustainability in every aspects of our work as universities• set environmental sustainability on top of our priorities• work closely with policy makers, municipalities & communities, industry & business and other universities• share examples of our green practice, evaluate and report our status, plans and progress to all stakeholders
Goals We are aiming to1.Involve students in development of Green campuses • by providing training courses and workshops, exchange possibilities and supporting their Green projects2.Develop and facilitate sustainability literacy • courses and training program to enhance awareness, knowledge and skills for making the campus a living laboratory3.Set up a collaborative platform for joint research projects, • facilitating the search for funding and grant application
goals4. Support and enable universities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions • through web-based platform for exchanging best Green practices5. Build links between universities and municipalities • to collaborate on sustainability issues on campus and in the city6. Foster collaboration with business, • industry and other networks and organizations to promote environmental sustainability.
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