Following the completion of the business case, which investigated options to save energy at student and staff PCs, servers, and telephones and wireless Internet, the Green Office and ICTS are currently in the implementation phase of PC Power Management (inter alia based on the software solution Powerman). This concerns both students as well as staff desktop PCs. The Green [...]
PREMIUM 1 – Analyzing UCM student behavior and designing a change program. The environmental performance of buildings is determined by the building’s infrastructure and the behavior its users. Most projects to improve the environmental performance of UM buildings have been conducted so far on an infrastructural level. Those projects focused for instance on installing double-glazed windows, more energy efficient [...]
By having an (certified) Environmental Management System, an (university) institution anchors environmental aspects in the daily routine. In the light of increasing awareness for environmental and sustainable aspects in today’s business, an Environmental Management Changes in the organization of the Environmental Department and Maastricht University respectively require an update to guarantee the adequate implementation and adoption of environmental aspects and [...]
Setting goals for sustainability at Maastricht University: Our Sustainability Vision Maastricht University currently develops independent sustainability policies with a timeframe of three years and without a long-term focus. However, especially in the field of sustainable development, long-term thinking is crucial. Therefore, a sustainability vision and roadmap until 2030 is deemed imperative to link short and [...]
The WE-platform is a cloud-based network that links all interested students in a virtual environment designed for knowledge management and collaboration. The collaborative environment of the software increases cooperation amongst students, which is not only beneficial in terms of effectiveness but helps to establish a more entrepreneurially oriented environment in the Maastricht community. By reprogramming the [...]
In cooperation with Oikos and UNSA, the Green Office, presented Footprint Films, a collection of movies, which looked at those pressing issues that provide an ideal forum for debate with experts and the audience. The lecture and film series covered issues such as: Industrial food production, nuclear waste, environmental degradation and inequalities in the global [...]
In collaboration with UCM and the NGO Demotech ( www.demotech.org ), the Green Office instigated a journal project on innovation for sustainable living at UCM. 12 papers on various topics in the field were produced and compiled into an academic journal.
The Green Office featured as a client for the UCM Think Tank Project in June 2011 as well as in January 2012. Around twelve students were doing intensive research for one month respectively to provide solutions to problems of energy efficiency at UM in the first instance and organizational challenges of the Green Office itself [...]
Together with Books4Life and the Student Workforce for Sustainability and Development, the Green Office organized three Swap Shop Events, where people could bring their still usable but unwanted clothes or other items and become the owner of the underused belongings of someone else.
With the motto “What they don’t (won’t) teach you at the university” the MC4E hosted in collaboration with the Green Office Christina Jordan, a social entrepreneur, from evolutionize it. With events like these the Green Office aims to inspire students to pursue their own projects and to impact their environment.