The Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) & Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) have the ambition to become the most sustainable universities in terms of resource management and want to adhere to the Amsterdam goal of becoming the frontrunner in the circular economy by 2024.
During the last two years the Waste Management team of the UvA & HvA has initiated many, many student-led projects to research and design what the new Waste Management process should look like. A lot of these with much success and great results. However, The students who led these projects often do not have time or intentions to follow up on these results and these end up in a rapport. A lot of these projects could really benefit from the knowledge that earlier or parallel projects uncover.
Sustainability projects like these are happening all over the UvA & HvA, many of these projects are not aware of each other. Rather than just doing these projects for studies only, we would like to start fostering a culture of doing these projects to further the university sustainability agenda and make an actual impact.
With this project we strive to create a system, platform or product that helps students and staff discover, keep track of and exchange information on the current and past sustainability projects. Next to this we want these sustainability projects to be able to communicate to the student body at large what is happening at the university on the sustainability front.
This project focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals: