Erasmus Sustainability Hub

Connecting sustainability-minded students, researchers and organisations
Four team members from the Erasmus Sustainability Hub pose smiling

In the bustling corridors of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a wave of conscientious students and faculty is swelling, embracing a shared responsibility to integrate sustainability into their daily lives. Enter the Erasmus Sustainability Hub (ESH), a dynamic hub designed to foster this grassroots movement with warmth and encouragement. Here, at the heart of campus, connections flourish between students, scholars, and a diverse spectrum of sustainability-driven academics, organizations, businesses, and government initiatives. ESH serves as the vital link, seamlessly bridging Erasmus University's community with innovative practices and transformative projects, igniting a collective journey towards a greener future. Join us in this inspiring endeavor as we champion change and cultivate a more sustainable world, beginning right here on our campus.

Unique Value Proposition

Attention all Erasmus University students! Want to make a real impact on the environment and our community? Join the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, a student-led association that's at the forefront of promoting sustainable practices on campus. We believe that our work is important and relevant to the university community and the wider public.

We work closely with other student groups, departments, and organizations to collaborate and amplify our impact. Our association serves as a platform for students to connect, learn, and take action on sustainability issues. We have also been actively working with the university administration to implement sustainable policies and practices. Our activism efforts have been successful in raising awareness and bringing about positive change on campus.

As a member of the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, you'll be part of a passionate and dedicated team working towards a sustainable future. You'll be able to attend exclusive events, be the first to know about sustainable happenings on campus, and be part of a movement that's making a difference. If you want to be a part of this movement, we invite you to join our association for free and make a difference in our community.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to take action and become a Changemaker. Join the Erasmus Sustainability Hub!

A 'right here, right now' mentality, to make sustainability applicable to daily uni-life

The ESH strongly binds all sustainable initiatives together, resulting in one big group of people working together to make a change. All of us are connected by our devotion to sustainability and making a meaningful difference within our university community to set an example for the rest of the world. We believe that sustainable development is fundamental for meeting the needs of the present and future generations. In addition, we believe that students can play a key role in making this development happen, from a “right here, right now” mentality to make sustainability applicable to our daily uni-life. We envision the students to take this knowledge and practices into their future lives and careers.

Sustainable projects and events

All projects and events of the ESH are focused on 6 themes: Sustainable Waste, Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Education, Sustainable Economics & Society, Sustainable Food. Various students represent these themes and organise all kinds of activities to raise awareness on their issues and inspire students to make a change themselves. The Erasmus Sustainability Hub has founded various initiatives:

  • Rethink Apparel is an initiative that aims to raise awareness about the need for environmental and social sustainability within the fashion industry. They host monthly clothing swaps to combat fashion waste in students' wardrobes and create a big shared wardrobe in the community. They also host other events such as fashion shows, exhibitions, Fashion Revolution Week, and more!

    Two women shopping
  • The Erasmus FoodLab is an experimental playground for both academic and field research on the marketing of healthy, sustainable and plantbased food. The FoodLab is located at the Hub and sets an example of sustainable food culture, bringing students, researchers, cooks and food entrepreneurs, and professionals together. The student’s team of Erasmus FoodLab guides plant-based cooking workshops for students every Wednesday and organises various events to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle on campus.

    Students of Eramus School of Economics together with Pinar Coskun
    Erasmus School of Economics
  • Mark your calendars for the highlight of the year: the Erasmus Sustainability Days (ESD). This three-day extravaganza transforms the entire university into a hub of sustainability, where students are immersed in a world of inspiration and connection. From captivating speakers to innovative businesses and groundbreaking initiatives, ESD offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with the forefront of sustainability discourse. Don't miss out on this transformative experience as we come together to explore, learn, and shape a more sustainable future for all.

    Erasmus Sustainability Days logo

How to get involved?

At the Erasmus University, nationally and internationally there is a growing community of people that are aware of the sustainability issues we are facing and that feel an urgency to take action. The Erasmus Sustainability Hub is the place on campus where we invite all students and employees to think about these issues and together create events, campaigns, projects and more to raise awareness on these issues and take action. You can become an active member of our community for free. By becoming a member you will receive discounts to events that we or our partners organise, have the possibility to participate actively in projects and most of all meet like-minded students that also care about the environment.

Members will also have the possibility to apply for a board position or join a committee. The applications for the positions will open yearly around May.

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