TU/e Green Week 2023 will take place on March 13-17.

The Green Week is an annual event where we inspire and motivate the TU/e community to become and focus more on sustainability. We’re currently looking for students that want to organize the edition in 2023! If you’re interested in joining the Green Week Committee check out gogreenoffice.nl/committees or email committees@gogreenoffice.nl.

Theme

This year the Green Week emphasized three themes within sustainability. Below those are briefly explained.

  • A sustainable future

A sustainable future is the ultimate goal and it is represented in every event because all events give insights and practical skills to create a sustainable future. Students can contribute to this sustainable future during the week to the extent they would like to.

  • A sustainable community

To create a strong network that represents sustainability, communities are needed. During the TU/e Green Week collaborations with multiple associations and institutes within and outside the university are made in order to create awareness among a wide public. The events will enhance this community even further.

  • Sustainability through all aspects of life

The events during the Green Week address a lot of different themes within sustainability. From waste reduction to sustainable food and from supporting clothing durability to showing sustainable initiatives in an exhibit.

Campus Meals

Timetable

Monday May 30th

  • 12.40 – 13.20 Official Opening

  • 20.00 – 21.30 Campus Wild Safari

Tuesday May 31st

  • All day: Exhibit

  • 10.00 – 18.00 Sustainable Product Market

  • 12.40 – 13.20 Stricters Lecture Clothing

  • 15.30 – 18.00  Clothing swap

  • 17.30 – 20.30 Vegan Cooking Workshop

Wednesday June 1st

  • All day: Exhibit

  • 10.00 – 18.00 Clothing Swap

  • 19.30 – 21.45 SG Documentaire Prince of Muck

Thurday June 2nd

  • All day: Exhibit

  • 10.00 – 18.00 Clothing Swap

  • 19.30 – 22.00 Business Case Night

Friday June 3rd

  • 12.45 – 14.45 Clothing Repair Workshop

Monday May 30th

Official Opening of the TU/e Green Week

  • Monday May 30th

  • 12.35-13.25

  • Atlas 0.820

At the opening of the Green Week, the new #SustainableTUe core team will introduce themselves. Anna Wieczorek, as Sustainability Ambassador of the TU/e, together with Lotte Meijer, Iris Moonen, Erwin Kerkhof, Anna Shindler, and Boris Zwaan on behalf of the GO Green Office, aim to provide coordination and a central place for all sustainability activities within and beyond our university.

It is an open get-together with short pitches from the core team and an interactive exchange with all invitees to discuss the best ways to proceed. Next to this, we’ll officially open the TU/e Green Week in a festive way!

Campus Wildlife Safari – Studium Generale

  • Monday May 30th

  • 20.00-21.30

  • Gather in front of de Zwarte Doos

INFORMATION

Nuno Corado is an enthusiastic urban ecologist and he will guide you over the TU/e Campus to tell you all about the nature that our campus offers. Click the link to get more information and subscribe for only 3 euros!

Tuesday May 31st

Green Week Exhibition

  • Tuesday May 31st till Thursday June 2nd

  • All day

  • Atlas Ground Floor

During the Green Week an exhibition will be displayed. It will consist of research papers that actively include the subject of sustainability. The papers within the exhibition will come from TU/e students representing different faculties.

Sustainable Product Market

  • Tuesday May 31st

  • 10:00-18:00

  • in front of Atlas

Are you interested in finding out more about sustainable activities in Eindhoven? Come by the sustainable product market, where you can find cool trinkets and learn about sustainable businesses and ventures in and around Eindhoven.  
This event is made in collaboration with the FeelGood Market.  The companies offering products are:

Sustainable Clothing Lecture by Stricters

  • Tuesday May 31st

  • 12.40-13.20

  • Green Room Atlas

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world. Next to that, the working conditions of factory workers are inhumane most of the time. Stricters is a clothing webshop, and they’re taking an active role in changing the industry by producing clothing sustainably and ethically. The founder of Stricters, Jasper Bringsken, will come to our university to talk about the fashion industry and sustainability, the impact of second-hand clothing, and more.  

Vegan Cooking Workshop

  • Tuesday May 31st

  • 17.30 – 20.30

  • Common Room Metaforum

Vegan Student Association Eindhoven is one of the 10 VSAs in the Netherlands. They are a community for students living or studying in Eindhoven who are interested in veganism. 

This evening they will share some of their expertise and give you a taste of the vegan lifestyle! We will all cook together, in the Common Room. They will show you how to make a delicious vegan dish. You can follow along with them, so you can enjoy this dish as well! 

Clothing Swap

  • Tuesday May 31st till Thursday June 2nd

  • Tuesday: 15.30-18.00

  • Wednesday: 10.00-18.00

  • Thursday: 10.00-18.00

  • the Green Room, Atlas Ground Floor

It’s time to finally declutter your wardrobe!

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Each second, one garbage truck of textiles is dumped into landfills or burned. One small step you can take against this issue is to choose to buy second-hand items, and this is why the Clothing Swap is the best chance to get nice items from fellow students and contribute to circularity. Handing in the clothes is possible on tuesday, and untill 13.30 on the other days.  You will get a coupon that you can use to pick a new item from all the collected clothes. This can be done at anytime. It is also possible to pick items without handing in anything. Than you need to do a small payment that will go to the voedselbank.

Wednesday June 1st

Green Week Exhibition

  • Tuesday May 31st till Thursday June 2nd

  • All day

  • Atlas Ground Floor

During the Green Week an exhibition will be displayed. It will consist of research papers that actively include the subject of sustainability. The papers within the exhibition will come from TU/e students representing different faculties.

Clothing Swap

  • Tuesday May 31st till Thursday June 2nd

  • Tuesday: 15.30-18.00

  • Wednesday: 10.00-18.00

  • Thursday: 10.00-18.00

  • the Green Room, Atlas Ground Floor

It’s time to finally declutter your wardrobe!

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Each second, one garbage truck of textiles is dumped into landfills or burned. One small step you can take against this issue is to choose to buy second-hand items, and this is why the Clothing Swap is the best chance to get nice items from fellow students and contribute to circularity. Handing in the clothes is possible on tuesday, and untill 13.30 on the other days.  You will get a coupon that you can use to pick a new item from all the collected clothes. This can be done at anytime. It is also possible to pick items without handing in anything. Than you need to do a small payment that will go to the voedselbank.

Studium Generale Documentary with Q&A: the Prince of Muck

  • Wednesday June 1st

  • 19.30-21.45

  • de Zwarte Doos

INFORMATION

This documentary facilitated by Studium Generale Eindhoven is put in the context of the Green Week by inviting over director Cindy Jansen for a Q&A about her documentary. More information can be found in the link to the website of Studium Generale

Thursday June 2nd

Green Week Exhibition

  • Tuesday May 31st till Thursday June 2nd

  • All day

  • Atlas Ground Floor

During the Green Week an exhibition will be displayed. It will consist of research papers that actively include the subject of sustainability. The papers within the exhibition will come from TU/e students representing different faculties.

Clothing Swap

  • Tuesday May 31st till Thursday June 2nd

  • Tuesday: 15.30-18.00

  • Wednesday: 10.00-18.00

  • Thursday: 10.00-18.00

  • the Green Room, Atlas Ground Floor

It’s time to finally declutter your wardrobe!

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Each second, one garbage truck of textiles is dumped into landfills or burned. One small step you can take against this issue is to choose to buy second-hand items, and this is why the Clothing Swap is the best chance to get nice items from fellow students and contribute to circularity.

Handing in the clothes is possible on Tuesday, and untill 13.30 on the other days.  You will get a coupon that you can use to pick a new item from all the collected clothes. This can be done at anytime. It is also possible to pick items without handing in anything. Than you need to do a small payment which will be donated to the voedselbank.

 

TenneT Case Night

  • Thursday June 2nd

  • 19.30-22.00

  • De Zwarte Doos (1.05)

A business case night will be organized by Team Energy with the company TenneT. More information will soon be provided.

Friday June 3rd

Clothing Repair Workshop

  • Friday June 3rd

  • 12.45-14.45

  • Atlas 6.208

Join this workshop to fix your clothes! We will approach repairing garments (or other textile articles such as bags or hats) in a super easy way, so absolutely no prior experience with sewing is required. The most important thing is that you learn how you can easily fix your clothes by yourself, instead of having to purchase a new item – and support an industry that is not the best in terms of sustainability and human rights. During this two hour workshop you’ll learn the skills you need to fix your clothes, and you’ll leave with a mending kit so you can continue this sustainable practice in the future!

About us

General

The TU/e Green Week is an initiative powered by GO Green Office and Technology for Global Development (TGD). The joint Green Week Committee is organizing this week.

Contact

Organization

TGD is an organization of students and researchers who raise awareness about the global environmental and socio-economic challenges, to inspire the TU/e community to create innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals.

TGD

The GO Green Office is the organization of TU/e students and employees, that aims to make the operations, education, and the people on the TU/e move towards sustainability by shaping inspiring ideas and launching projects.

GO Green Office