At Erasmus University Rotterdam, there is a growing number of students and staff members that feel a responsibility for applying sustainable solutions in their own lives. The Erasmus Sustainability Hub is founded to support and inspire this process bottom-up in a pleasant and acceptable way. The Erasmus Sustainability Hub (ESH) is the central location on campus that provides the link between Erasmus University students and sustainability-minded academics, organisations, businesses, government projects and all kind of practises.
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:
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 €5,- euros a year. 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.