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Sustainability at Bielefeld University

The topic of sustainability is firmly anchored in the rectorate at Bielefeld University with the Vice Rectorate for Science and Society. The Vice-Rectorate is responsible for developing a sustainability strategy that builds on Bielefeld University's sustainability mission statement. It pursues an approach that implements the different dimensions of sustainability - ecology, economy & social issues - in the various areas of the university - research, study & teaching and operations.

In this portal you will find information on current projects and measures relating to sustainability at Bielefeld University, on the past participatory process for developing the preliminary sustainability mission statement, on funding opportunities for sustainability-related projects, as well as on persons to contact and opportunities to make suggestions.

At the centre of the cycle is the university culture, which is the central element of the dimensions of sustainability located around it, consisting of the ecological, economic and social aspects. All are linked to the areas of the university in the middle cycle - study and teaching, research and operations.

Restlos boxes available again

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Restlos e.V. will once again be selling fruit and vegetable boxes in front of the main entrance to the X building in the 2024 summer semester. Restlos e.V. offers fruit and vegetables that are discarded by wholesalers and retailers, mainly due to external blemishes. The revenue from the sale is used to support social projects.

New this year: Restlos e.V. is introducing a bonus stamp card for the first time, which will be handed out on first collection.

Further information on the Restlos box

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Sustainability newsletter

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With the Sustainability Newsletter, the Sustainability Office informs you at irregular intervals about current developments in the field of sustainability at Bielefeld University. You will also receive information on internal and external events, funding (e.g. teaching and research funding) and exciting projects from the universities community relating to the topic of sustainability.

Subscribe to the sustainability mailing list to receive the newsletter.

Did you know ...

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...that there are Ricoh toner collection boxes and non-Ricoh toner collection boxes in most of the university's copy rooms? In both cases, the collected cartridges are reconditioned and reused after an inspection and only disposed of if they cannot be reconditioned. The respective departments / secretary's offices are responsible for purchasing the Ricoh boxes themselves.

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

Contact us

Sustainability Office

Since May 2022, the Sustainability Office has been supporting the various sustainability-related activities at the university.

Office: V7-103

Phone: +49 521 106-86891

Email: nachhaltigkeitsbuero@uni-bielefeld.de

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Every Wednesday between 10 and 11 a.m., you have the opportunity to clarify your questions and contribute ideas and suggestions in the online sustainability consultation hour. Registration via the electronic course catalogue (ekvv).

Further information can be found on the Sustainability Consultation Hour page.

Alternatively, please use the ideas form.

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With the Sustainability Newsletter, the Sustainability Office informs you at irregular intervals about current developments in the field of sustainability at Bielefeld University. You will also receive information on internal and external events, funding (e.g. teaching and research funding) and exciting projects from the universities community relating to the topic of sustainability.

Subscribe to the sustainability mailing list to receive the newsletter.

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Since September 2022, Climate Protection Management, which is part of the Facility Management (FM) department, has been coordinating the university's climate protection activities and supporting the implementation of political agreements on climate protection at a local level. In addition to preparing and updating the university's greenhouse gas balance, the Climate Protection Management team initiates, monitors and evaluates measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact: Roman Immoor, Climate Protection Manager (roman.immoor@uni-bielefeld.de)

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