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Sustainable Tuesday

The VUB Sustainability core team and Greenteam invite all staff and students to reflect on the sustainability ambitions of our university. This year has provided us with some interesting insights:

  • 2nd calculation of the CO2-footprint: how has the footprint evolved from 2016?

  • Stakeholder survey on societal impacts: What are the priorities for the VUB in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals?

  • Campusplan for the Etterbeek campus: get to know the ambitions for the development of our campus!

Get to know the results, reflect on the ambitions and enjoy a drink on the 5th Sustainable Tuesday!


12:30 - 13:00 Reception and welcome coffee

13:00 - 13:30 Welcome by Cathy Macharis and Waldo Galle, chair and secretary VUB Sustainability Advisory Board

The Whole Institution Approach: transition paths towards a sustainable university

13:30 - 14:10 VUB prioritities in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals?

Over the past few months, about 350 students, staff members and external stakeholders have provided input on the societal impact of the VUB. The Sustainable Development Goals were the guiding principles in this respect. What are the results of this survey? What are the following steps? (With support of the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development)

14:10 - 14:40 Pause 

14:40 - 16:15 VUB on course to climate neutrality?

The VUB carried out a measurement of its CO2 emissions in 2018, following a baseline measurement in 2016. Where are we doing well and what is less successful?

16:15 - 17:00 VUB campus Etterbeek futureproof

Through a participatory process, a spatial plan for the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus was drawn up. What about our green campus in the future?

17:00 Network drink



Pleinlaan 2
Promotiezaal D.2.01.
1050 Brussels