Our vision
A sustainable, climate-neutral university all around

Green Office Uni Bonn

We are the student-led sustainability office at the University of Bonn.

As the central point of contact for all sustainability issues, we are dedicated to networking students with the teaching and University staff with the aim of integrating this important issue in the University DNA. Formally affiliated with the University Sustainability Unit and Vice Rectorate for Sustainability, we are also a member of an international alliance, the Network of Green Offices.

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Are you interested in learning more about what the University is doing for the environment and about sustainable development?

Do you have any suggestions or criticism?

Would you like to set up a sustainability working group or do you need support in realizing a sustainability project?

We are on hand to help!

Projects

Sustainability Reader

The Green Office is currently preparing the first University of Bonn “Sustainability Reader” for publication in 2022. Providing extensive information on the topic of sustainable development at the University of Bonn in the areas of teaching, research, operations, governance and social affairs, it will place a particular focus on the goals set, measures and projects realized and potential for improvement in this area.

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The Sustainability Network

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The Green Office is dedicated to the establishment and extension of sustainability working groups to support the work conducted towards sustainability at the institutes, faculties and divisions at the University of Bonn. We believe that the staff of these units know best where the scope for improvement lies. As such, we seek to network existing working groups and to recruit those interested in joining the move towards sustainability.

Would you like to establish a sustainability working group at your institute or faculty? We provide help and assistance to all those wishing to network with like-minded individuals.

Events

Sustainable Science Slam

April 22, 2022

The evening’s spotlight was entirely on research projects and ideas for a sustainable future. Researchers passionate about sustainability, from the fields of biology, textile archaeology, forestry, agriculture, botany and behavioral economics explained what a more sustainable future could look like. Hosting the event was René Deutschmann, a known poetry slammer and host from Bonn.

The evening kicked off with a non-competitive performance and political message by Theresa Hartmann, winner of the 2020 Green Week’s Science Slam, who stated that while consumers were responsible for choices in their everyday shopping, they were not to blame for the climate crisis and unfair conditions around production processes. She called on policy makers and businesses to provide a framework for consumer behavior.

The event continued with six Sustainable Science Slam performances, presented in blocks of three.  Two slammers participated online, with Philipp Swoboda dialing in live from Graz and Fatimal Ali from Omdurman, and it was up to the audience to nominate the winner for the best performance of the evening. Due to two equally popular performances, the audience in the end crowned two winners: Leandra Hamann for her presentation on sea quirts as a solution to the problem of microplastic marine pollution and Philipp Swoboda for showing how basalt can be used as fertilizer for a more sustainable use of land.

If you didn't make it to the event, you can still enjoy the performances on our YouTube channel.

We would like to thank all slammers for their interesting acts and look forward to welcoming everyone at next year’s event.

Sustainability Day

May 12, 2022

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Poppelsdorf Campus
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 5
53115 Bonn

Would you like to find out more about the sustainability initiatives organized at the University of Bonn or do you have an idea as how to make the campus more sustainable?

Then come and meet us on Sustainability Day held on Poppelsdorf Campus from 12 o'clock. Find out everything about the sustainability developments at the University of Bonn, swap ideas with like-minded people and make some seed balls for your garden or window box.

Join in!

We are a small young team with three employed students. We currently have no vacancies, but always welcome volunteers.

We can also put you in touch with a range of University groups active in this area. A list is available on the AStA web page.

Opening hours

We currently do not have regular opening hours, but are planning to hold office hours as soon as the pandemic situation allows.

Contact us by telephone or email!

Contact

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Green Office Uni Bonn

Genscherallee 2

53113 Bonn

+49 228 180599-33

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