Is IHEID sustainable?L’IHEID est-il soutenable?

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The Environmental Committee will be holding an information evening about the Work of the Committee for Sustainable Development on April 11th, 18.30, in Salle Preiswerk (Rothschild). Date and time subject to change. Everybody’s welcome to join!

As you may have read on our blog, the Graduate Institute asked SOFIES, an environmental consulting company, to assess the sustainability of the Institute. As a result, a report highlighting the strengths of the Institute and the points that need to be improved was issued in October last year.

Since then, the Committee has met several times and started working on five topics: Waste/ Recycling, Purchase policy, Energy Efficiency, IT, and Mobility.

The Committee meets every month in plenary and every two weeks in Working Groups (WG), whereby each WG deals with one of the five mentioned topics. Each month, one WG presents to the Committee a precise plan for action including responsibilities and deadlines.
Whereas only one representative of the Environmental Committee (EC) can attend plenary meetings, several interested students can attend WG meetings and bring their inputs into the process of defining the best sustainable management strategy for the Institute for the years to come.

Such student participation is very much encouraged by the EC and the members of the Committee for Sustainable Development (CSD) itself.

For all people interested in taking an active role in the CSD and everybody else who is just curious, we offer an information meeting at Salle Preiswerk (Rothschild), on Tuesday April 11th, at 6.30 pm, where Laura Crivelli – the EC’s representative in the CSD – will explain what is currently being done to “green” the Institute, and how you could contribute to that. Don’t worry, by attending the info event you’re not committing to any obligation. Come and learn how you can make a difference!The Environmental Committee will be holding an information session about the work of the Committee for Sustainable Development on April 11th, 18.30, at CV 516. Date and time subject to change. Everybody’s welcome to join!

As you may have read on our blog, the Graduate Institute tasked SOFIES, an environmental consulting company, with assessing the environmental sustainability of the Institute. SOFIES subsequently issued a report this past October highlighting both the strengths of the Institute and where there is still room for improvement.

Since then, the Committee has met several times and started working on five topics: Waste/Recycling, Purchase policy, Energy Efficiency, IT, and Mobility.

The Committee meets every month in plenary and every two weeks in Working Groups (WG), whereby each WG deals with one of the five mentioned topics. Each month, one WG presents to the Committee a precise plan for action including responsibilities and deadlines. Whereas only one representative of the Environmental Committee (EC) can attend plenary meetings, several interested students can attend WG meetings and bring their inputs into the process of defining the best sustainable management strategy for the Institute for the years to come.

Such student participation is very much encouraged by the EC and the members of the Committee for Sustainable Development (CSD).

For all those interested in taking an active role in the CSD and everybody else who may be curious, we offer an information meeting at Voie Creuse CV 516, on Tuesday April 11th, at 6.30 pm, where Laura Crivelli – the EC’s representative in the CSD – will explain what is currently being done to “green” the Institute, and how you could contribute to that. Don’t worry, by attending the info event you’re not committing to any obligation. Come and learn how you can make a difference!

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