Sustainights (EN)

Does climate news make you angry and worried? Do you sometimes feel alone and powerless? Do you want to learn more or do you want to get started yourself ? Do you want to improve the world, your campus, or yourself? Then we think you'll find your thing during the sustainights at the Green Hub. With info and discussion moments, workshops and various cool sustainability actions where we as students can take the lead and make a difference during the academic year.

Making Tomorrow: the Relaunch

We start each semester with Making Tomorrow. An event where a mass of students come together in the Green Hub to unite around sustainability actions and projects we want to work around in the coming months.

When

Tuesday, 21/2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Program 

  • 18h: snack and drink
  • 18h30: Introduction and pitch of the projects we want to work around in the coming year 
  • 19h30: Join theme tables:
    • Foodsavers@GreenHub: Will we succeed in collecting surplus food in Ghent with student volunteers together with Foodsavers and make a distribution point of the Green Hub? 
    • More Green!!! We want to make (the quality) of the greenery on our campuses more known, look for new possibilities for softening and greening, and help dorm students convince their dorm bosses to place (or have placed) facade gardens.
    • Eco-market on 30/3: As in previous years, we want to transform the UFO once again into a marketplace full of sustainable, local and fair products, tastings and drinks. And with a big flea market for second-hand clothes! Will you help organize this? 
    • Social sustainability? We're working on that too! We are working on projects to make a safer and accessible place for everyone of Ghent University.
    • Climate activism: Sometimes we are disappointed... Things are moving too slowly and necessary decisions keep getting postponed. How can shout louder?
    • Volunteering: Would you like to get to know us better and give a hand from time to time? But no idea yet what or how? At this table we'll show you around.
    • Chill corner: Just have a chat. We provide wool and knitting needles.
  • 20h30: Green Hub café 

Where.

Green Hub, first floor of the UFO (side Vooruit), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, Ghent

Register

Participation is free but please register. That way we know exactly how much catering we need to order.

Upcoming Sustainights for this semester

    Tuesday 21/2, 18h (Nl & Eng): Making Tomorrow - the relaunch 

    What? An event where a mass of students gather in the Green Hub to unite around sustainability actions and projects we want to work around in the coming months.

    Where? Green Hub

    Tuesday 14/3, 19h30 (Nl & Eng): Skillshare around sustainable skills

    What? Working around and caring about sustainability issues requires a number of skills. In one workshop we talk about motivating and engaging people, in the other workshop about burnout and resilience. 

    Where? Green Hub

    Late March (Eng): Conversation with climate activist Elisabeth Wathuti

    What? Kenyan climate activist Elisabeth Wathuti is coming to visit the Green Hub. We will host an open chat about climate justice.

    Where? Green Hub

    Late March (Eng): Symposium "Green Growth versus Degrowth.

    What? Info to follow

    Where? To be determined 

    Thursday 30/3, 16h-18h30 (Eng & NL): Ecomarkt

    What? As in previous years, we will again transform the UFO into a marketplace full of sustainable, local and fair products, tastings and drinks. And with a big flea market for second-hand clothes! 

    Where? Foyer UFO

    Tuesday 25/4, 19h (Nl & Eng): Sustainability award ceremony 'de Groene Ruijter'

    What? Every year, UGent presents the Groene Ruijter award to a strong student project that contributed to a more sustainable university during the past academic year. Will you come to support or present your project? More info on this page. 

    Where? Green Hub

    Tuesday 2/5, 19h30 (Eng): Debate 'Climate racism and decolonization of the climate movement'

    What? Info to follow

    Where? To be determined

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