Campaign Month "Nachhaltiger November"

The University of Bonn invites all its members to take part in the many varied initiatives and events about sustainability as well as to come up with ideas for own campaigns.

Nachhaltiger November 2023

This year too, the “Nachhaltiger November” campaign month promises you some fantastic sustainability-themed initiatives and activities.

Public Climate School 11/2023

Change starts with education!

That is the slogan marking the re-opening this year of the Students for Future Public Climate School.

Students for Future groups from all over Germany will be partnering with climate education organization Klimabildung for a varied week-long program in which they present their concepts for a new era in education. The local program anchored at the University of Bonn will be taking place throughout the entire month of November!

The Germany-wide online program dates are from November 20-24, 2023

The program for local events at the University of Bonn can be found here (as soon as possible).
University lecturers will be opening up the doors of their classes and lectures to all interested students, inviting them to find out more about sustainability and climate protection beyond what they might be learning in their own field of study.


Don’t miss this opportunity!

© Public Climate School

Sustainable, easy and delicious - healthy recipe short videos from NEiS

Cooking during Nachhaltiger November 

What yummy things can you make out of leftovers? What vegetables are in season in fall and winter? And what things can you try out when having a relaxed evening making dinner with fellow students?

 Three recipe videos made as part of the NEiS project conducted by the Consumer Advocacy Center of North Rhine-Westphalia (Verbraucherzentrale NRW) provide excellent recipe ideas for easy-to-make meals that are both tasty and healthy.
The videos will be posted on the Instagram account @nachhaltige_unibonn on November 6th, 13th and 23rd.

We hope you have a great time trying out the recipes!


Further information on the NEiS project of the Verbraucherzentrale NRW can be found at
NEiS is funded by the North Rhine-Westphalia state Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

© CC0

"Trash-Up": Upcycling - Workshops in the Bundeskunsthalle 22.11. & 29.11.2023

Can we throw that junk away, or is it art?

At the interactive workshops to be held at the Bundeskunsthalle art gallery, it's the latter!

A blast from the past: at the workshop we’ll turn your ancient LP records and audio cassettes into practical and attractive new items, so make sure to bring your old vinyl and cassettes along with you!

The current exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn “EVERYTHING AT ONCE: THE POSTMODERN PERIOD, 1967-1992” will activate your ability to think outside the box and challenge your creativity. And the great is that EVERYBODY can take part, regardless of any previous artistic experience.

The workshop will be held on two dates in November:

  •  Wednesday, November 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm and
  • Wednesday, November 29, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

You can register, specifying your desired date, here.

The available places will be assigned to those who registered by random drawing promptly in advance of the first workshop.

Further information on the exhibition in the Bundeskunsthalle can be found here.


Foto, 2017
© Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH

Workshop for doctoral students 15.11. & 16.11.2023

A look at the work of early career researchers!

We invite you to join this interdisciplinary sustainability workshop "Wants and needs in the context of finite resources: Interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability", conducted in English, by live stream on

  • November 15, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, and
  • November 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Both online sessions to be held via Zoom!

Early-career researchers will be holding presentations on the themes of wants and needs, finiteness and scarcity, cycles and diversity, illuminating theoretical and practical considerations for realizing a sustainable future.

We are greatly looking forward to the talks to be held by our invited keynote speakers:

Dr. Zita Sebesvari, Deputy Director of the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and

Dr. Simone Sandholz, Academic Officer and Head of the United Nations University Urban Futures and Sustainability Transformation (FAST) Program

The full program and Zoom link can be found here.

Doctoral workshop
© Bernadett Yehdou/Universität Bonn

Healthy Campus Week 20.-24.11.2023

Taking time for nutrition and health

The second Healthy Campus Week event of the year is coming up, with topics revolving around health, nutrition and exercise.

On November 21-22, lots of different stands will be set up as part of the event, and there will be activities you can get involved in at the CAMPO Mensa, like a nutrition quiz where you can win great prizes.

All student canteens will be offering specially balanced lunches during the campaign week—a different one every day—planned in cooperation with the Institute of Nutritional and Food Science (IEL), including a vegan lunch on three out of five days of the week!


For further information on Healthy Campus Week, click here.

Healthy Campus
© Volker Lannert

What else happens in November ...

  • Sustainability Lecture Series "Challenges and Opportunities of a Sustainable Transformation
    • Tuesdays, 18:15 in lecture hall XV, main building
    • next lecture: November 7, 2023, 18:15 with the topic "Climate change: an economic perspective"

  • Lecture Series "Innovation Pathways to Sustainability"
    • Title: "Can the Phenomenon of Vegetative Desiccation Tolerance Provide Answers to Food Security in a Hotter Drier Future?"
    • Speaker: Prof. Jill Farrant, University of Cape Town, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Date & Time: November 2, 2023, 14 h CET, Zoom
      The access link is:
      Meeting ID: 644 4342 1326, Code: 016810

  • Workshop "Future Challenge
    • Topic: Climate neutral living - but how? - A project by students for students!
    • Dates: each Saturday, 04.11., 18.11. and 09.12.23, 10-16 h
    • Information and registration: Brigitte Peter (Wissenschaftsladen Bonn): and at

Nachhaltiger November 2022

A big thank-you to everyone who took part in the many thrilling events!

  • Healthy Campus Bonn Week—Healthy Campus menu and hands-on activities in the CAMPO Mensa in partnership with the Institute of Nutritional and Food Science

  • “Sail Through the Semester on a Full Stomach” cookery classes organized by the NEiS project and the INFINITY students’ group

  • Panel discussion on sustainable eating, including awards ceremony for the NEiS project’s video challenge and a pop-up Fairteiler stand from Foodsharing Bonn

  • Students for Future Bonn’s Public Climate School 2022

  • The University of Bonn’s “Waste ABC”—a waste separation initiative that everyone can get involved in

…plus more fantastic activities including:

  • Two sustainability-themed lecture series

  • Tips for eating sustainably

We look forward to telling you about many more events and activities in our next campaign month, “Fairer Februar 2023”!

Nachhaltiger November 2021

Collage_nachhaltiger November_zugeschnitten.png
© Universität Bonn/NEiS/Colourbox

There are many sides to sustainability. In “Nachhaltiger November” 2021, therefore, some exciting initiatives were once again organized with various partners. These point out how and where each of us can help foster a culture of sustainability at our University and in our daily lives.

  • Recycling cell phones in partnership with Mobile-Box
  • Vegan Healthy Campus Menu in the Campo Mensa
  • Week of events to mark the first anniversary of Fairtrade University Bonn
  • Science Slam "Sustainability" of the Green Office in partnership with NEiS (postponed to 22.04.2022)

Thank you for taking part and helping to promote sustainability at our University through your concerted efforts!

Wird geladen