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Sustainability at Bielefeld University

The topic of sustainability is firmly anchored in the Rectorate at Bielefeld University with the Prorectorate for Science and Society. The goal is to develop a sustainability strategy with the participation of university members and committees. The aim is to pursue an approach that implements the various dimensions of sustainability - ecology, economy, social - in the different areas of the University - Research, Study & Teaching, Operations.

In this portal, you will find information on current Projects and Measures related to sustainability at Bielefeld University, on the Participatory Process of developing a Sustainability Mission Statement, on Funding Opportunities for projects related to sustainability, as well as on contact persons and opportunities to make suggestions.

Im Zentrum des Zyklus steht die Universitätskultur, diese ist zentrales Element der darum befindlichen Dimensionen der Nachhaltigkeit, welche aus den ökologischen, ökonomischen wie sozialen Aspekten bestehen. Alle sind verbunden mit den im mittleren Zyklus befindlichen Bereichen der Universität - Studium und Lehre, Forschung und Betrieb.

The Sustainable Semester

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The Summer semester 2023 was all about sustainability. With presentations, campus tours, lunch & learns, workshops and networking events, students, researchers, teaching staff and employees of the university had numerous opportunities to inform themselves about the topic of sustainability, to discuss, to exchange and to participate.

Read more.

 

 


In focus

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Back again: Rescue boxes

In the Winter semester 2023/24, the fruit and vegetable rescue boxes will be offered again in cooperation with Restlos e.V. The rescue boxes will be sold by Restlos e.V. in front of the main entrance of the X building every Tuesday between 1:30 - 3 p.m. from 17 October to 19 December 2023. Further information on the ordering process and the assortment on offer can be found here.


Newsletter Sustainability

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With the Sustainability Newsletter, the Sustainability Office informs you at irregular intervals about current news in the field of sustainability at Bielefeld University. In addition, you will receive information about internal and external events, funding (e.g. teaching and research funding), and exciting projects from the university community related to sustainability.

Subscribe to the Sustainability Mailing List to receive the newsletter.

Did you know ...

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...that in most of the copying rooms at the university you can find toner collection boxes from the manufacturer Ricoh and collection boxes from the campaign Sammeldrache for non-Ricoh toners? In both cases, the collected cartridges are refurbished and reused after an inspection and only disposed of if they cannot be refurbished. The respective departments / secretary's offices are independently responsible for the purchase of the Ricoh boxes.

The collection box of the Sammeldrachen campaign can be requested by sending an email to abfallwirtschaft@uni-bielefeld.de.

 


Contact

Sustainability Office

Beginning in May 2022, the Sustainability Office will support various sustainability-related activities at the University for an initial two-year period.

Office: V7-103

Phone: +49 521 106-86891

Email: nachhaltigkeitsbuero@uni-bielefeld.de

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Online Sustainability Consulting Hours with the Sustainability Office. Every Wednesdays between 10 and 11 am. Registration via the electronic course catalogue (eKVV).

Further information can be found on the Sustainability Consultation page.

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With the Sustainability Newsletter, the Sustainability Office informs you at irregular intervals about current news in the field of sustainability at Bielefeld University. In addition, you will receive information about internal and external events, funding (e.g. teaching and research funding), and exciting projects from the university community related to sustainability.

Subscribe to the Sustainability Mailing List to receive the newsletter.

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