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2016 ISCN Awards: Student Leadership

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Sustainability Week at the Five Universities in Zurich

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2016 ISCN Awards: Student Leadership

  1. 1. WHAT IS THE SUSTAINABILITY WEEK? A week of sustainability focused events Largest student run sustainability event in Switzerland
  2. 2. GOALS • Reach and inform as many students as possible • Set concrete sustainability demands to the universities • Connect the five universities • Organise and run the event sustainably and democratically
  3. 3. BRINGING SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES TO OUR CAMPUSES Over 120 events Over 10,000 visitors
  4. 4. 2016: THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR YET Over 4,000 visitors
  5. 5. ENGAGING STUDENTS IN DIALOGUE WITH KEY ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC LEADERS
  6. 6. CONCRETE DEMANDS TO THE UNIVERSITIES • More research and teaching on the limits of economic growth • Strategies for sustainable investment (divestment) • Sustainability report • Concepts for reducing airplane travel emissions • Increased sustainability focus in teaching and research • To students: become more actively engaged in sustainability issues
  7. 7. COLLABORATION WITH THE SWISS STUDENT UNION Swiss Student Union releases paper of sustainability demands to all Swiss universities at the Sustainability Week press conference
  8. 8. ORGANISE AND RUN THE EVENT SUSTAINABLY AND DEMOCRATICALLY
  9. 9. PRESENCE ON CAMPUS, ONLINE AND AROUND THE CITY
  10. 10. SUSTAINABILITY WEEK IN THE MEDIA
  11. 11. ACHIEVMENTS • introduction of a minor in environment studies at the University of Zurich • opening of a vegan/vegetarian cafeteria at the University of Zurich • creation of a sustainability delegate position at the University of Zurich
  12. 12. A TEAM EFFORT
  13. 13. PARTNERS: ALL STUDENT UNIONS
  14. 14. FINANCIAL SUPPORT • ETH Sustainability • Departement Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik • Department Mathematik • Departement Geistes-, Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften • Departement Umweltsystemwissenschaften • Departement Erdwissenschaften • Institut für Evolutionsbiologie und Umweltwissenschaften • Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät • Theologisches Seminar • Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft • Medizinische Fakultät • Rechtswissenschaftliche • Geographisches Institut • Vetsuisse Fakultät CATERING: SV Group, Universität Zürich, ETH Zürich, in collaboration with "Zum guten Heinrich"
  15. 15. WHERE TO NOW? NHW IN 2017 AND BEYOND
  16. 16. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! To find out more visit us at: www.nachhaltigkeitswoche.ch

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