Erasmus Sustainability Hub
The Erasmus Sustainability Hub is run by an enthusiastic team of students. They are connected by their devotion to sustainability and making a meaningful difference in the university community. The Hub’s ideas and projects range from local issues on campus to global issues that the team is passionate about. It is inspired by the Green Office Model.
» Holds regular book swaps for 50-100 people
» Hosts regular movie screenings of sustainability-related movies for 200 people at each screening
» Organised a large model climate change negotiation
» Runs weekly sustainable cooking sessions with the Erasmus Food Lab
» Initiated a Zero Waste Week, with a packed programme about a zero waste lifestyle
The team consists of 9 student employees who are supported by the university’s environmental manager and head of the sports department. 30-40 students volunteer in different committees of the Hub, focused on themese like external relations, social media, or events and networking.
Founding story of Erasmus Sustainability Hub
The Erasmus University Rotterdam adopted a new sustainability programme and was looking for a way to involve students. The Green Office Model was a core component of the new sustainability programme to address this. The university then launched the Erasmus Sustainability Hub in 2015, based on the Green Office Model.
The Erasmus Sustainability Hub is part of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. 26,000 students study and 2,700 staff work at the university. Upon its founding, the Sustainability Hub was approved by the Executive Board. It reports to the head of the Sports Department. The Hub started with a big annual budget and now receives resources as needed. For more information, you can visit their website.