What we are proud of from 2018 Buildings are becoming healthy, energy-generating and circularThe brand-new Earth Simulation Lab was opened at the Utrecht Science Park. It is not a new building, but a thorough renovation project. Research into Sustainable Development GoalsHighlights of sustainability research conducted at Utrecht University in 2018. Places of Hope - Urban Futures StudioHow will we live in 50 years’ time? What kind of work will be do and where? But most of all: who will be shaping the New Netherlands? Green Office Living LabThe Green Office Living Lab matches students to facility employees who are looking for solutions to their sustainability issues. More than ecological sustainabilitySustainability is about more than just reducing our carbon footprint. Since 2016, more than 280 refugees have been educated at Utrecht University. Pathways to Sustainability Conference 2018Pathways to Sustainability is one of Utrecht University’s four strategic research themes. This sustainability theme combines the expertise of five... The Green Office opens a new branchThe platform for the sustainable ideas of students and employees at the Utrecht Science Park now also has a branch at the Drift. Employees create a deer corridorIn 2018, as a result of an initiative by Utrecht University employees, a deer corridor was created on the grounds of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. A sustainable transition in OvervechtIn collaboration with other parties, the USI is investigating how tower blocks built in the ‘60s and ‘70s could actually generate energy. More sustainable drivingIn 2018, the first steps were taken towards making Utrecht University’s vehicle fleet more sustainable. Green Intentions – Sustainability for a wider audienceIn the ‘Green Intentions’ lecture series, Studium Generale investigated the impact of the green choices that consumers can make. Working in Nature DayOn Working in Nature Day around 10,000 snowdrops were planted, a bee hotel and a wooded embankment built, brambles cleared and rubbish cleaned up by... Introduction of vegetarian lunchesIn March 2018, Utrecht University switched to vegetarian lunches for meetings. Regional cooperation: the whale projectHow do you get a region interested in sustainability? Work together to install a whale in the centre of Utrecht!