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2015 Student Leadership Award, Freie Universitat Berlin

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2015 Student Leadership Award, Freie Universitat Berlin

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2015 Student Leadership Award, Freie Universitat Berlin

  1. 1. SUSTAIN IT! Initiative for Sustainability + Climate Protection www.fu-berlin.de/sustain-it
  2. 2. 2ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 OUR STORY  Founded in 2010 SUSTAIN IT! is a joint initiative of students from different faculties and researchers of the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) as well as administrative staff of the Unit for Sustainability and Energy Management.  We act as a team, work on a voluntary basis and come from different backgrounds.
  3. 3. 3ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 OUR OBJECTIVES  establish sustainable courses of action in research, education and administration  promote the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discourse on sustainability  develop innovative learning, teaching, and participation formats  inspire and encourage sustainable lifestyle choices  build bridges between stakeholders from inside and outside the university
  4. 4. 4ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 OUR NETWORK
  5. 5. 5ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 Our Activities 2010 – 2015
  6. 6. 6ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 Multiday events to foster participation through dialogue, art performances, and activities. More than 25 events each year. 2,000 active participants from across the campus interacted with 35 partners. Activities included: theater performances, a swap shop, unplugged concerts, science slams, cooking events, World Café, panel discussions. Campus Days 2011 + 2012
  7. 7. 7ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 Public Lecture Series 2013/ Open Auditorium  Through 13 lectures and podium discussions we connected sustainability research and projects at the university and made them visible to 35-80 people per session.  Participants included administrative staff and students, researchers as well as interested persons from the public. “From Knowledge to Transformation – Sustainability as a Challenge for University and Society“
  8. 8. 8ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 Project Courses: Including Sustainability in Students Curricula Course (2013/14): From Knowledge to Action – the Social- Ecological Transformation During Times of Multiple Crises The aim was to promote creative capacities in education. 22 students engaged in an inter- and transdisciplinary setting, using methods like Design Thinking and launched five projects in cooperation with external stakeholders, e.g.: a Food Coop, reusable water bottles, an energy lab for school children as well as the gardening project “Think globally, act balcony!”. Course (2014 – 2015): Green Meetings 25 students and experts from the university, local initiatives, and businesses explored the facets of sustainable event management. With input from the experts, students prepared building blocks for a green meetings guide, customized for Freie Universität Berlin, which will be finalized in collaboration with the university administration.
  9. 9. 9ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 Greening the Campus UniGardening The project UniGardening was initiated in cooperation with project workshops of Technische Universität Berlin and the Botanical Garden in 2013. The aim is to demonstrate the possibilities of sustainable agriculture and self-supply within a transdisciplinary team, as well as to create a green teaching and meeting place. Coloring the Student Meadow In fall of 2014 we planted 13,500 early blooming flower bulbs on campus to raise awareness for wild bees in a hands-on activity. Over the course of two days, around 200 people participated. This spring the meadow was in full bloom and we added two fields of summer flowers. A bee hotel was built in cooperation with the Student Union and a local NGO in June 2015.
  10. 10. 10ISCN Student Leadership Award 2015 SUSTAIN IT!: Participation through Action – Collaborating for a Sustainable University
  11. 11. This is us in action: FindtheVideoonline: http://youtu.be/pEDTlmFsTF0 Thank you for the honor of us awarding us with the Student Leadership Award!

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