The UT aims to achieve a lasting reduction in its carbon emissions as well as its consumption of energy and raw materials. It also seeks to improve the biodiversity on campus and reduce air, water and soil pollution; all of this through organisational and technical measures. To put this into practice, it launched the Sustainability, Energy & Environment (SEE) programme, a university-wide programme for managing its sustainability, energy & environmental performance, in 2019. The SEE programme aims to integrate sustainability within UT's internal operations and strives to make the measures UT has implemented visible to a wider audience.
The organisational structure of the SEE programme is visualized in the organogram above. Several teams are working closely together, in many different ways. All with the same shared goal: to become a sustainable organisation by 2030. The various roles within the SEE programme are explained below:
- SEE Programme Manager
The SEE programme manager is responsible for organising and monitoring the work of the SEE programme. She also implements and drives forward progress towards the UT sustainability policy goals for operational management. In addition, she systematically integrates the sustainability policy across 10 themes and is consulted by UT leaders on sustainability challenges.B. Marechal MSc (Brechje)Environment & Sustainability Policy Officer & Programme Manager SEE
- Strategic Sustainability Coordinator
Responsible for coshaping the emerging sustainability strategy of the UT, the Strategic Sustainability Coordinator is a process facilitator who streamlines UT-wide decision-making on sustainability for the SEE Programme and Green Hub Twente. In addition, they facilitate the organisational effectiveness of the university in order to achieve lasting impact and actionable outcomes for sustainability.dr. A.R.W. Baker - Friesen (Alex)Strategic Sustainability Coordinator
- SEE Programme Team
The SEE Programme Team develops and guides the SEE programme by preparing policy documents and implementation plans, monitoring and evaluating performance, engaging and activating colleagues UT-wide on integrating sustainability in their daily work. All while ensuring good communication to all stakeholders.B. Marechal MSc (Brechje)Environment & Sustainability Policy Officer & Programme Manager SEEC.A. van der Kuil (Corjan)Communication advisor sustainability, energy & environmentbc. M. Horstman - Boensma (Marja)Secretary SEE Programme, Secretary COVing. B.S.E. Dragtstra MSc (Birgit)Environment & Sustainability Policy OfficerJ.J.S. Meilink (Stef)Guest Supporting Staff at the SEE-programmeH.B.M. Hobbelink (Henk)Supporting Staff
- Steering Group
The steering group is responsible for guiding the SEE programme policy development and plans. The group also monitors and gives feedback on the progress made towards reaching the Sustainability policy goals. The Steering group assists the decision-making on key challenges towards achieving the UT’s Sustainability policy goals.Chairdrs. M. Roos (Machteld)Vice president Executive Board (EB)Secretarybc. M. Horstman - Boensma (Marja)Secretary SEE Programme, Secretary COV
- Sounding Board
The sounding board is a forum of representatives of SEE-Programme stakeholder groups who have subject-matter expertise. They are concerned about our university's progress in achieving its sustainability goals. The purpose of the sounding board is to provide advice, as well as to aid problem solving towards achieving the Sustainability policy goals. Students and staff brainstorm together on sustainability challenges, so that solutions have broad support and can be implemented rapidly.Chairdr. A.R.W. Baker - Friesen (Alex)Strategic Sustainability CoordinatorSecretarybc. M. Horstman - Boensma (Marja)Secretary SEE Programme, Secretary COV
- Working Group
The working group carries out policy and implementation plans in practice together with stakeholder groups. Additionally, they align plans on sustainable operations across UT faculties and departments, and report issues arising at faculty of service department back to the other working group members.ChairB. Marechal MSc (Brechje)Environment & Sustainability Policy Officer & Programme Manager SEESecretarybc. M. Horstman - Boensma (Marja)Secretary SEE Programme, Secretary COV
- Sustainability Panel
The sustainability panel is intended as a representative assembly where invested community members can contribute to the governance and policy of UT sustainability matters across portfolios. This assembly is due to have its first session in autumn 2023, as a means to follow-up on the tangible outcomes of the Sustainability Dialogues of early 2023.
- Green Hub Coordinator
The Green Hub Coördinator connects & advocates for the community Green Hub represents on & off campus. The coördinator is also responsible for leadership, development and training of the Green Hub students and staff.
Green Hub works with SEE-Programme via its Operations & Consulting Portfolio of Green Hub Officers, who support the 10-Theme Policy Goals.bc. D.A. Hartenberg (Dan)Green Hub Coordinator
Check out UT's sustainability-page to learn more about the ways UT is implementing sustainability on campus.
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