Christmas trees for a good cause

Once again in 2022, the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn gave away a great many pine and spruce trees in various sizes for people to deck out their festive living rooms.

Pedaling for the climate

Staff and students getting involved to promote eco-friendly mobility and climate action.

Climate education: University of Bonn students re-envisioning what “university” means

Fridays for Future has brought the issue of climate change onto our streets—but what would a university education look like that gave students the interdisciplinary skills they needed to help fight climate change? A group of students at the University of Bonn have worked together to come up with some recommendations, which they have now published as part of the “Climate Change—Learning for Future” project. This was run by the Wissenschaftsladen Bonn in partnership with the University of Bonn and funded by the Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen, an environmental and development foundation for North Rhine-Westphalia.

Promoting Fair Trade at the University

Fairtrade soccer balls for University Sports, fairtrade coffee and bananas in the cafeteria ... and close cooperation in committees. Luise Tegeler, Judith Meder and other students campaigned for greater fairtrade awareness at the University of Bonn for two years. Now as the two are finishing their master’s degrees, they are passing the torch. on to a next ‘generation’.

Reusable no-deposit tableware made by Relevo—for more sustainability at campus cafeterias

In the 2022/23 winter semester, Studierendenwerk Bonn is rolling out a new app-based re-use system devised by Relevo in University of Bonn cafeterias.

Doing Twice as Much Good: Plogging Now Offered at the University

Plogging combines collecting trash with jogging. In other words, you get the good feeling of making the world a bit of a better place while also doing something for your own health.

How much plastic do soils contain?

Not only in the sea, but also in our soils there is "invisible" plastic - nanoplastics to be precise.

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