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    • 1. course/learning collection THEMATIC CLUSTERS Subject Sustainable Campus learning resource Greening the Campus at Erasmus University Rotterdam contributors: Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands LeNS, the Learning Network on Sustainability: Asian-European multi-polar network for curricula development on Design for Sustainability focused on product service system innovation. Funded by the Asia-Link Programme, EuroAid, European Commission. Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 2. Students as stakeholders “ What is your perspective on the environmental sustainability of RSM?” How hard is it to buy printers that allow double printing! It saves a load of money in paper! And why are all the computers in the computer building constantly running? [...] and these are not even things that cost RSM money, by implementing environmental improvements RSM SAVES money. Pretty strange for a department specialised in Business Administration. Not sustainable enough. Even not the Business Society Management department! Large amounts of paper are used for the students. Master students receive lecture presentations with only 2 slides per page, they receive extensive readers and many articles, which are often printed one-sided. Certainly, not a sustainable environment. I do not think that RSM is really environmentally sustainable. If they are, they do not really show it. I think the university has a function of setting the example: be the right example for students! They will take over good initiatives in their future lives.
    • 3. 2005: Time to start Walking our Talk
      • Brainstorm sessions between professors, students and supporting staff
      • - On initiative of dr. Gail Whiteman (Business-society management, Rotterdam School of Management) and drs. Ingrid de Vries (Financial management, RSM).
      • - Bottom-up process.
      • Introducing organic food at EUR
      • Oligopoly/ contract basis
      • Taking an external caterer got Avenance to start offering organic, they refused at first…
      • 12 Dec 2005: greening the campus student event on climate change & food
      • - Cutting down rainforests for growing animal feed.
      • Organic farming uses no chemical fertilizers, pesticides and 30% less fossil fuels and
      • water; improves biodiversity and soil quality; and reduces climate change by storing on average 4x more CO2 compared to intensive farming (for corn crops even 16x more).
      • Veggie hotdogs & Fair hotchocs.doc
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 4. 50 th anniversary of ‘Nationale Boomfeestdag’ 21 March, 2006 “ Girls doing the tough work” Romy Kraemer (phd student, chair of workgroup catering) and Gail Whiteman digging a hole for the first ‘greening the campus tree’, as pre-event for “the (In) Convenient Day”. Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 5. “ Important men finishing the job” Kees van Rooijen (member of the board), Han van Dissel (dean RSM) and director of Arboretum Trompenburg (EUR’s neighbour) Management buy-in! Nationale Boomfeestdag Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 6. 2006: Greening RSM
      • Greening Rotterdam School of Management (faculty-level)
      • - Paper and other office supplies
      • In cooperation with facility management: waste separation and cleaning ( http://www.tennantco.com/na-en/resources/innovations/ech2o-electrically-activated-water.aspx )
      • - Collecting data for the Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking
      • - Lots of research on ecologically most sound solutions
      • 21 March 2006: “The (In) Convenient Day”
      • - Debate on the role of Erasmus University towards climate change, showing Al Gore’s film 4x that day, tire pressure action using hydrogen, organic food
      • how to walk the talk when organising an event?
      • 21 Sept. 2006: “Dress Cooleur”
      • 8 Nov. 2006: Symposium “Waste equals Food - towards a new
      • industrial revolution?”
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 7. Dress Cooleur
      • Documentaries about environmental and
      • social issues within the clothing industry (China Blue, Big
      • Ideas for a Small Planet and Uzbekistan’s cotton industry).
      • Special sessions with NGOs
      • The Good News Show, presenting how companies respond
      • to the sustainability challenge
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY7AhGwzu_w
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 8. Greening RSM - Mission Statement We want to “practice what we preach” and add an operational dimension to our already existing commitment to sustainability in research and teaching. We strive to fulfil the expectations of our current and prospective students and join other universities in their efforts to improve their sustainability. We aim to remain attractive for our key corporate partners who are also active on greening their offices and operations and increase our appeal to potential new partners. We want to make the university or its schools rank first in rankings that evaluate sustainability, be it in research and teaching (Beyond Grey Pinstripes) or on an operational level. In short, we want to be widely renowned and recognized as the business school that walks its talk in the area of sustainable business practice.
    • 9. 2007: Greening RSM is focusing on getting a campus-wide initiative
      • 2007 (amongst others):
      • Collaboration with Rotterdam Climate Initiative (Mobility week, etc)
      • Position papers for the Board of the University
      • Installing double-sided printing
      • 100% fair trade coffee all around campus, fair and ecological Christmas box
      • 1 Jan 2008: Greening the Campus campus-wide!
      • (co-)organised events in 2008:
      • August 2008: ‘Greening’ the Introduction week (“Eureka week”)
      • 21 October 2008: Food Crisis and the Economy
      • 8 November 2008: Erasmus Alumni Day “A Sustainable Society”
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 10. Organisation Greening the Campus Project team WG Energy & Water WG Materials WG Mobility Steering group External parties (RCI, Hub, Morgen) Internal expert group (academia) Energy & Water Materials Mobility WG Catering Catering WG Communication Communication Financing (vc) Board of University Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 11. Mobility
      • “ OV Reiswijzer”/ “Vertrekwijzer”
      • - Public transport info online (intranet) and on TV screens
      • Convenant Kralingen
      • - Combating jams with neighbours and local government
      • - EUR taking a leading role in this
      • Student Car
      • - Car sharing for students & faculty
      • - No electric cars yet!
      • Stimulate bike use
      • - Fringe benefits
      • - E-bike (electric bike)
      • Parking fee for cars
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 12. Catering
      • Still mostly packaged and processed food, quite expensive
      • Catering company works with suppliers that don’t offer…
      • Slow Food
      • Equipment for preparing fresh food is available and is owned by the university
      • New catering contract is underway
      • 20080515_Position paper.pdf
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 13. Designing a Canteen experiment Carien de Jonge
      • Still mostly packaged and processed food, quite expensive
      • Catering company works with suppliers that don’t offer…
      • Slow Food
      • Equipment for preparing fresh food is available and is owned by the university
      • New catering contract is underway
      • 20080515_Position paper.pdf
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 14. Materials and energy
      • Building and renovating
      • Waste separation
      • - currently struggling with how to change behaviour
      • 100% green energy (wind) per 1 Jan 2009
      • Higher ambition for Green Public Procurement than other uni’s
      • - target now is to reach 50% sustainable purchasing by 2010
      • - 100% by 2012? Cradle to cradle purchasing per…?
      • MJA3: Energy and other sustainability measures
      • - voluntary agreements with Senter Novem
      • Campus master plan: our future campus!
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 15. Campus Master Plan Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 16. The future
      • ESI: Erasmus Sustainability Initiative
      • - CSR policy EUR is currently being developed
      • - Integrate sustainability more into research and education
      • - Agreement with RCI/ Climate Campus
      • Cradle to cradle purchasing ambition
      • Student group is currently being set up
      • Support social entrepreneurship on campus
      • Composting/ “Eetbaar Rotterdam” (student garden)
      • Off-the-grid: thermal, solar and wind energy
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 17. Collaboration with TU Delft
      • Testing urban wind turbines?
      • Cradle to cradle wind turbines?
      • Which measure works best on which campus?
      • Campuses as playgrounds and supporting entrepreneurship, universities getting down from their ivory towers!
      • Other innovative solutions…
      • Ideas are welcome!
      • [email_address]
      Ingrid de Vries Erasmus University Rotterdam / The Netherlands
    • 18. Day of the Oceans April – June 2009 An initiative of Vincent Kneefel (EUR student), in collaboration with: Greening the Campus, Studium Generale Rotterdam & Studium Generale Delft 7 universities participating! Programs organised at Erasmus University: 28 April: - discussion between Dos Winkel and critics - film Shark World 8 June: - David Attenborough (BBC), Fabien Cousteau and Paul Watson (Sea Shepherds) Greening the campus organises the catering (slow food) for the two events