Events with(out) impact

Events large and small are an important part of life on campus. While organizers want their events to have impact on their participants, the goal is to do so while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Therefore, the UT is working on realizing CO2 neutral events, circular events and congresses by reducing waste, transfering to low environmental impact food options and other sustainability criteria.

Events at a glance
  • The UT focuses on realizing plastic-free events as soon as possible
  • Small-scale pilot events that are completely waste-free will be organized in the coming period
  • On-campus events organized by external parties will report on their sustainability perfomance from 2023 onwards


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More about events

Sustainability Week

Sustainability Week is a week full of events designed by students and staff to inspire and realize a sustainable future. This week has been organized by ROC van Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and the University of Twente.

Visit the website of Sustainability Week

Sustainable Event Certification Checklist

The Green Hub Twente has created a tool that allows you to check the sustainability of your event and get your event certified by the Green Hub. The tool is aimed at student associations, but is useful for anyone planning an event.

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What can you do?
  • Follow the Green Hub's Sustainability Guide when organizing an event
  • Prevent waste, for example by serving tap water instead of bottled water
  • Consider sustainability when ordering food or giveaways for your event