Green Campus: Practising Responsibility...
Universities have a special responsibility and function as role models when it comes to society's concept of sustainable development. The University of Bayreuth is a young, dynamic university with a walkable campus where sustainability plays a very special role. Many activities are initiated by individual students, student organizations, and staff members. Sustainability is also a central topic in the teaching and research activities of some of our faculties.
We advocate measures to improve resource management, active nature conservation, and conscious handling of health and nutrition on campus. Sustainable development of the University is also addressed in our structural concept. In 2016, the University of Bayreuth became Bavaria's first university to be designated a Fairtrade University by the TransFair Deutschland e.V. in recognition of promoting fair trade on campus. In addition, the University of Bayreuth is developing a criteria catalogue as part of a pilot project for the implementation of sustainability measures at higher education institutions in Germany.
Launched by the University Governing Board in 2016, the "Green Campus" initiative provides a platform for bundling all the University of Bayreuth's activities on the topic of sustainability and to help innovators in this area turn their ideas into reality. The Green Campus Team – made up of student assistants from various departments with the support of the University's Sustainability Commissioners (Prof. Fridgen / Prof. Planer-Friedrich) – introduces new initiatives under a different motto each semester and ensures they are implemented in a sustainable way.
Additional information concerning current or past Green Campus projects is available at www.greencampus.uni-bayreuth.de and the University's Green Campus Facebook page.
If you have any questions or comments or are interested in getting involved, the following contacts on campus are happy to help:
Green Campus Büro
Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth
Building B9, Room 6
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3514
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen (Environmental Commissioner)
Chair of Informatics & Sustainable IT Management
Office: Wittelsbacherring 10, Room: 3.07
Prof. Dr. Planer-Friedrich (Environmental Commissioner)
Chair of Environmental Geochemistry
Office: Geo III, Room: 209