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Saxion, UT and ROC van Twente work together for sustainability

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Saxion, UT and ROC van Twente join forces on sustainability. The three educational institutions jointly organise Sustainability Week for their students and staff from 27 November to 1 December 2023. A week full of activities, inspiration sessions and workshops.

With Sustainability Week, ROC van Twente, Saxion and the University of Twente want to inspire students and staff to embrace sustainability. Together, the institutions organise activities through which students and staff gain knowledge about sustainability, discover new topics and devise solutions for complex sustainability challenges.

Activities

Throughout the week, there are sustainable activities at the locations of Saxion, University of Twente and ROC van Twente.

For example, students from ROC van Twente will look into improving the image of food in tins or glass, at the request of Zwanenberg Food Group. After several guest lectures, they will present their ideas to an expert jury on the final day. Furthermore, hospitality students serve a sustainable lunch at restaurant Wijzer in Almelo and fashion students make clothes from waste materials.

At UT you can participate in various workshops, ranging from learning about plant-based cooking to the transition to a circular economy, and from how to reduce your own carbon footprint to a 'walkshop' on the effect of green infrastructure in cities. A new Sustainability Walk will also be opened on campus, or you can repair your bike together with an expert and visit a thrift market.

At Saxion various departments are joining forces under the motto 'We support your career and well-being in a sustainable way'. Saxion students can register for e.g. a CV or LinkedIn check, participate in workshops and activities around mental health, visit the repaircafé or take part in the menstruation challenge.

The full programme can be found at www.weekvandeduurzaamheid.nl or www.sustainabilityweek.nl.

History

The first Sustainability Week took place at the University of Twente in 2019. From 2020 onwards, the week is organized together with Saxion and ROC van Twente. the three educational institutions work together again this year to bring sustainability to the widest possible attention.

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