Since the summer semester 2018 we have had the Green Office (GO) as a new institution on our campus.
Who we are:
At its core, the Green Office consists of Jonathan Bauer and Adrian Heider, both fourth-semester students of renewable resources. In addition, Dr. Marina Zapilko has a direct connection to the administration of the TUMCS.
Our founding history:
As co-founder of the student initiative Arbeitskreis Umwelt, we have been actively committed to a more sustainable design of our campus since our first semester (November 2016). In July 2017, AK Umwelt received an enquiry from the management as to whether they were interested in a workshop on the subject of Green Office. We were very curious and open to it. At the end of October 2017, a group of students and campus staff took part in this workshop organised by the “rootability” organisation. In cooperation with Tim Strasser, a co-founder of the first GO in Maastricht, the foundation stone was laid for the Green Office at the TUM Campus Straubing.
What is the Green Office?
As an institution, the Green Office is a contact point for impulses on the subject of sustainability and deals with its practical implementation on campus. It is run by students for students, so that they can become designers of change at the universities.
What does the Green Office do?
Sustainability should be anchored in the various university structures through the GO. At the same time, the aim is to promote and stimulate a more sustainable way of life for all actors on campus. In addition, we will carry our ideas and topics to schools and the public, among other places.
Furthermore, the GO coordinates projects, simplifies the communication of existing initiatives, networks actors and sets new impulses itself.
Projects within the framework of the GO can be of very different kinds: from initiatives for waste separation and recycling, to lectures, lecture series or auditorium cinemas, to workshops and excursions, there is a whole range of possibilities.
For example, there are plans to cooperate with the Straubing food sharing association. Furthermore, we will be represented with a stand at the Open Day on 17 June, and much more.
Beyond our own ideas and projects, we are always grateful and open for impulses and inspiration from the students or staff on campus, as well as from external students.
How can you get involved with the Green Office?
In order to achieve something more effectively, we depend on volunteers who are involved in the implementation of projects and contribute their own ideas. This gives you the opportunity to plan and carry out your projects as a project manager. This will allow you to gain experience in the field of project coordination. As volunteers we will provide you with tips and contacts for project design, financial means for their implementation, as well as certificates from the management of TUMCS as proof of your commitment.
In plain language: We want you for the GO.
You have an idea for the sustainable design of the campus? You don’t have the means or the know-how to set up a project? Contact us!
You can find the Green Office in the bioinformatics corridor opposite the Mensa. Usually we are there
- Monday from 13:30 to 15:00,
- Wednesday from 13:00 to 15:00 and
- Thursday from 13:00 h to 15:00 h
to be found.
You can also contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange appointments outside our expected attendance hours.
In addition to its function as a contact point, the room serves as a meeting place for internal and external meetings as well as a think tank, i.e. a place for creative ideas on the subject of sustainability and their elaboration.
We look forward to your visit!
Adrian and Jonathan