Erasmus Sustainability Hub
The Hub is run by an enthusiastic team of students who are connected by their devotion sustainability and making a meaningful difference in our university community. Our ideas and projects evolve from the local issues that we observe on campus, as well as the global issues that we are personally passionate about.
The university adopted a new sustainability programme and was looking for a way to involve students. The Green Office model was included as a way to address this and this then lead to the development of the Sustainability Hub. The Hub then opened in 2015.
As the graph below shows, the team consits of 9 student employees (paid 12 hours per week). The students are supported by the environmental manager, sustainability coordinator and their staff contact.
Activities & achievements
Holds regular book swaps for 50-100 people
Hosts regular movie screenings of sustainability related movies for 200 people per screening
Organised a large model climate change negotiation
About the university
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Hosts 26,000 students and employs 2,700 staff
Located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Integration of the Green Office
Resources are provided ad hoc
Approved by the Executive Board
Reports to a specific staff contact