How can little things make a big difference? Can you solve a complex problem by making a simple change? Can we make the world a sustainable place, before it's too late?
In the week of 5 to 9 March we held a week filled with events about this tipping point. The Students4Sustainability week was aimed to get people to think out of the box, about what our role as engineers is and where the limits of technology and human impact lie.
Monday 05-03: Opening "Out-of-the-box Night"
We opened the week in a festive manner, in one of the oldest lecture halls of the university, where we listened to four interesting speakers. Anna van Nunen, one of the Sustainable Young 100 and founder of Innofest, told us about how festivals can be used as a pilot for testing new innovations and technologies. Black Bear Carbon showed how much potential is still left in old car tyres, and how these can be upcycled to form valuable products and applications. Furthermore, two of our clusterprojects, Shocksafe and Bambu Social, shared their stories about their development project abroad. With about 80 attendants, speciality beers, and a band and a project showcase aftwerwards, this night was a festive way to open the S4S Week 2018 and to put Students4Sustainability in the spotlight. A great succes!
Tuesday 06-03: Case Day
On Tuesday, we were happy to welcome three sustainable companies: Vis Group, Greenchoice en Peeeks. Together with about 30 students, they did all kinds of cases about sustainability in a business environment. The TU Delft students were able to get some insight into the different aspects involving sustainablity and growth companies need to weigh off when making decisions. It was a succesful day which included a great lunch, interesting discussions and motivated students. Thanks to all participants, especially the three companies!
Tuesday 06-03: Movie Night
On Tuesday night, we hosted the movie 'Tomorrow', in cooperation with the Lumen student night committee. In contrast to most environment movies, this one doesn't go into the current problems we are facing, but shows us that there in fact are solutions at hand! This feelgood movie shows that we really can make changes if we think out of the box and work together. The movie was sold out!
Thursday 08-03: Inhouse-day
On Thursday, together with about 30 students, we were invited to visit DOT Power, a startup that innovates wind turbines. We were welcomed in the beautiful old university library, where we had a luxurious lunch, before hearing more about this exciting company. Finally, the students built their own windturbines in groups before testing which one delivered the best performance.
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