What does the UN Climate Summit mean for you? – TU/e event

Climate change has become a central concern for governments, societies, and business all over the world. Organizations are increasingly taking responsibility. They also run into critical publics, high expectations, or even protests.  The recently published IPCC report serves as a stark reminder of the reason why we are taking action. The 26th Conference of the Parties…
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University in the Climate Crisis: why is a radical transformation necessary?

From time to time, the Low Carbon Initiative crosses paths with other climate focused initiatives active at the TU/e or universities elsewhere. We are happy to give their stories a place on our website, and be a platform of (climate-friendly) inspiration. This time, we have a guest contribution by University Rebellion TU/e.   University in…
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Online conferences: enhancing collaboration, inclusivity and saving the planet!

While several researchers are currently indicating their concerns about the environmental impact of flying to conferences and meetings, others are still hesitant to commit to reducing their time in the air. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to cancel trips and look for alternatives. Several articles have been written during the past…
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How it all started

This month, we celebrate our 1-year anniversary. A good time to look back at how our initiative started and what we have accomplished. In this blog: the start of the initiative originally posted here on Cursor, the news site of the TU/e.   Or could you sail to your next conference? It is a sensitive…
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Source update – Covid-19 edition

Now that the summer holiday is over, we were hoping the pandemic would be gone as well. Nothing could be further from the truth. For most of us, traveling has come to a screeching halt. Is talking about travelling sustainably still necessary then? Absolutely! The current travel ban presents us with the perfect opportunity to…
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Is TU/e missing out?

By Wolmet Barendregt & Irene Niet — The TU/e takes pride in all its sustainability activities, policies and initiatives. Each year, the University takes part in SustainaBul, a competition ranking Dutch Universities and colleges based on their score on different sustainability themes related to education, research and business operations. In 2018 and 2019, the TU/e…
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Carbon calculators

These three carbon calculators can be of great use when planning your trip! Also, when travelling in a sustainable manner, it can be very encouraging to calculate the amount of carbon emissions that you avoid.

2020 should be the year of the non-flying academic

Science should play an exemplary role in society. Post-doc Cody Hochstenbach from UvA about why 2020 should be the year of the non-flying academic. And here are some additional sources to become a non-flying academic yourself: The Utrecht University has developed a map to indicate which destinations are perfect for train travel, and for which…
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By Wolmet Barendregt — – Some people may wonder: Is it really possible to be a non-flying researcher? As I consider myself to be one, I will use this blogpost to tell you about my journey. At the end of the year 2000, I fully got aware about the massive impact flying has on climate…
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By Natascha van Bommel — As I am writing this, I just got off the bus from Osimo to Ancona. I am now in the train from Ancona to Milano, after which I will take the train to Basel. Then I will travel to Köln, and then to Utrecht. This is a beautiful train trail!…
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