Your Sustainability Journey

WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT THE UT?

About

A large part of a sustainable lifestyle involves reducing emissions and choosing more sustainable alternatives. While 88% of Dutch inhabitants are willing to change their lifestyle, 50-63% find it difficult to determine what is true and not concerning sustainabilty. 48% would like to know more about sustainable options.

To help inspire you with actions you could take in your daily life to increase your sustainability, we have initiated a workshop called 'Your Sustainability Journey'. This workshop has its origins in the growing greener initiative by Prof. Mick Smyer and is an integral and funded project of the Shaping Expert Group on sustainability.

For this workshop, we use the Sustainability Card Game. Sign up for a workshop below or order your own set of cards here.

“The workshop gives the feeling that small steps can make a difference, which is very motivating for people that see sustainability as a big, heavy, scary obstacle.”
“It contributes quite much to my awareness, it is really an eye-opener to what relatively easy things one could do directly to help on improving the sustainable way of living.”
Participant feedback

Workshop schedule

At the University Twente, we offer workshops for students and employees. Both online and face-to-face workshops are possible. Please check the schedule below to sign up for a workshop.

Research

Calculating Carbon Emissions

In 2021 we are recalculating the expected carbon emission reductions for the existing cards using Dutch input data. We are further examining the calculation methods applied to the existing cards and adjust accordingly to Dutch circumstances where applicable. After this, the next step is to develop new calculation methods and gather data for the newly suggested cards.

Inter-generational Learning

From 2022 we will test whether parents' attitude towards sustainable actions changes after children at Dutch elementary/high schools participate in the workshop.

Contact

Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions on how to improve this workshop: yoursustainabilityjourney@utwente.nl

dr. K. Vink (Karina)
Postdoctoral researcher