Coming events

  • S4S Week

    Feb 19, 2020 - 12:00 AM  –  Feb 25, 2020 - 12:00 AM
  • Second2Startup

    Mar 16, 2020 - 4:30 PM  –  Mar 16, 2020 - 9:00 PM
  • Festable

    Apr 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM  –  Apr 25, 2020 - 12:00 AM

STUDENTS4SUSTAINABILITY

The foundation Students4Sustainability (S4S) is a student organization with the goal of motivating TU Delft students to apply innovative technologies in real life, thus facilitating the transition to a more sustainable world. With 100% of the money received from our donators, we give students the opportunity to make a difference by setting up technical projects in developing countries.

We live in a time of large changes: The world population continuously grows, and the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Sustainable technologies could provide a way to battle against the consequences hereof.

The mission of S4S is to stimulate sustainability on different levels, on a small scale as well as worldwide. S4S wants to inform and inspire students about the possibilities that sustainable technologies have to offer, by organizing activities such as lectures and workshops. This way, students are challenged to think outside the box and generate new ideas of how their knowledge can be put into practice.

Subsequently, S4S can offer these students the chance to realize their ideas on a global scale in the form of a development project. On the one hand by offering them financial support, on the other hand by sharing experience and knowledge. This way, the growing gap between Western countries and developing countries can be overcome.

S4S News

News overview

Project news

  • Muima update III

    January 28, 2020

    Last week the mould we waited for finally arrived in Mumias. Even though we were very happy you could feel the tension among us. Would the product come out right? And would the difference in sound actually be noticed?

    After looking at the mould carefully, we had arrived at the moment of truth. This was where we had worked to for most of the project…

    Opening the mould seemed easy and it looked like the product was going to come out completely. Would the product stick to the mould or come out smoothly? It was the latter, because of which we were very relieved. The first time we tried the product loosened from the mould at once. After inspecting the product thoroughly it was time to test the sound…

  • Green Frugal Energy

    Green Frugal energy update V

    January 28, 2020
    Sadly, this will be our final update as our adventure in Uganda has come to an end. We learned and experienced a lot that cannot just be contained in an update. Therefore, we would like to focus on our final product; the biogas digester at the premises of our office at HS Green Energy Engineering Solutions ltd. From the day they dug the hole in the ground for the gaschamber until the day we left and they started constructing the biotoilet we could see the development from closeby. Now that we are back in the Netherlands, our supervisor is keeping us up to date on the last aspects and the start of the operation. The digester looks very neatly and we have al the confidence that it will be a great plant digester for demonstrations and research. We would like to give many thanks to Students 4 Sustainability to make the construction happen!  
  • Greenfarming at the Cottica

    Greenfarming at the Cottica II

    January 24, 2020
    We're almost at the end of our project,just one more week to go. Four of the five tables we built are now installed at the local farmers. Some farmers pick up the technique faster than others, and some farmers even came up with their own ideas to fix certain problems. We discovered that it is difficult to control the amount of sunlight, because too little light causes the plants to hang and too much will burn them. We started experimenting with agro-plastic, a transparant sheet of plastic which will be stretched above the plants. This will protect the plants from the heavy sunlight and keeps rainwater from entering the system, so that the concentration of nutriënts is more stable. In our last week we will mentor the farmers in a way that they can buy new parts of the system and can fix problems when we are back in Holland.  
Project overview