Sustainability Office Kaiserslautern
The Sustainability Office Kaiserslautern aims to make sustainability a priority in decision-making. It also strives to be a good example for students by successfully carrying out sustainability projects. It is inspired by the Green Office Model.
» Supported a student research project that led to the installation of 90 recycling bins
» Integrated sustainability as a priority in the university’s strategic plan
» Is working with the cafeteria to abolish single-use cups and introduce a “university mug”
» Organised a sustainability week as part of the European Sustainable Development Week
» Hosts central knowledge exchange platforms on sustainability in education and in research
The team of the Sustainability Office Kaiserlautern consists of 4 student employees and 1 staff coordinator. The Sustainability Office works with volunteers ad-hoc to realise different sustainability projects on campus. It is supported by a professor of sustainable development and an advisory board.
Founding story of the Sustainability Office Kaiserslautern
Between 2011 and 2015, TU Kaiserslautern ran a project to document and analyse existing sustainability efforts at the university and to publish a first sustainability report. In 2016, the university created the Sustainability Office (“Nachhaltigkeitsbüro”) Kaiserslautern, in order to continue and expand these efforts. Further aims of the office were to focusing on sustainability reporting, strategy development and new projects in operations, education and community.
The Sustainability Office Kaiserslautern is part of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, in Germany. 14,200 students study and 1,800 staff work at the university. Upon its founding, the Sustainability Office was approved by the Executive Board. It also reports directly to the Executive Board. In 2017, the Sustainability Office had a budget of €31,100. For more information, you can visit their website (only available in German).