Current facets (Pre-Master)
Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable planet? On this page, you can read what you can do as a student or employee of Erasmus University Rotterdam to stimulate a sustainable way of living.
Erasmus involved is a collaborative effort of social student initiatives based on the Erasmus University campus. Through this platform we wish to inform you on the different initiatives and their activities. While also keeping you updated on new vacancies, events, or internships from partner companies.
Taking online courses on sustainability
This autumn several new massive open online courses (MOOCs) concerning sustainability will be available. To give you an idea of the options, here are two examples:
- Technology for Biobased Products, taught jointly by experts from Delft University of Technology, BE-Basic foundation and University of Campinas. In this course, you will learn you about the basics of bio-based production and industrial biotechnology. Start: 1 October 2014.
- - The Age of Sustainable Development, taught by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Participants will gain a better understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development. This means economic development which is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Start: Autumn 2014.
- Other courses given by Delft University of Technology are found here, many of which are also about sustainability. Many more (sustainable) MOOC subjects are available, for more inspiration look around on Coursera or Edx.
Anyone could join the Earth Hour in the Netherlands and that is exactly what happened. In the Netherlands the number of famous landmarks participating was more than ever, among them was also the Erasmus University Rotterdam. By jointly turning off the lights the unviersity sent a strong signal to show consumers, governments and businesses that we want to pass on a liveable earth.
Facebook group for vegans of EUR
A community of Erasmus University Rotterdam's students and staff who eat (mostly) plant-based and want to see more healthy and sustainable non-animal food on campus. Their mission is to identify plant-based eaters at EUR to provide support for each other and possibly change the food supply on campus to include less animal products and more 100% plant-based options.
GreenEUR is an independent student association that aims at:
- creating awareness about the impact of our ways of live on the environment;
- inspiring students to lead a more sustainable way of living;
- developing a sustainable campus. GreenEUR is for instancing working towards making EUR a Fairtrade University.
GreenEUR organises events and is also involved in the policy making of the university.
Make a Difference Day
Make a Difference is a network and recruitment event, aimed at students who are interested in sustainability. Sustainable companies give presentations, workshops and discuss their business cases with students.
Sustainable RSM is an initiative of the Rotterdam School of Management, providing leadership, consultation and support for co-curricular learning opportunities supporting the best in society, environment and economy. RSM is actively committed to demonstrating and disseminating theories, models, and practices that reinforce the connection between sustainable environments and value creation.
Net Impact RSM
Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.
STAR Reach Out
The Reach Out Committee of the student association STAR organizes several events and projects with the help of BA and IBA students to support the Rotterdam society. The committee makes students aware of the major impact they can have on the Rotterdam community. They involve students in society and most importantly: they enable them to act.
Rotterdam Cares encourages young professionals to be societally engaged. The organisation thus providess them with the change to do volunteer work on their own terms. Participants can register to volunteer for activities whenever and whereever, to help out fellow citizens of Rotterdam.