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Sustainability: Our Driving Force - How 020 at the UvA is paving the way for a greener future

As a political party at the University of Amsterdam, sustainability is not just a buzzword for us at 020 - it's our driving force. We believe that sustainability is not a choice, but a responsibility towards the planet and future generations. That's why we have made it a central pillar of our agenda, and we are committed to showcasing our unwavering stance for sustainability in creative and original ways.

At 020, we understand that sustainability is not limited to one area - it encompasses every aspect of our lives. We have been actively pushing for sustainability in academics and research by advocating for the integration of sustainability courses into the university curriculum. We believe that equipping students with the knowledge and skills to tackle global challenges is essential in shaping a greener future.

In addition, we have taken concrete actions to reduce our ecological footprint on campus. We have been advocating for sustainable practices in campus operations, such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and promoting green spaces. We have also been vocal in promoting social sustainability by fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, and engaging in community initiatives to make a positive impact in society.

But we don't stop there. We believe that creativity and innovation are key to driving sustainability forward. We have organized engaging and interactive events, such as eco-friendly workshops, panel discussions, and awareness campaigns, to raise consciousness and mobilize support for sustainability among students and the wider community. We have also utilized the power of social media and other digital tools to amplify our message and inspire action.

Moreover, we have actively engaged with stakeholders, including university administration, faculty, and students, to create a collaborative and inclusive approach to sustainability. We have initiated dialogues, discussions, and collaborations, fostering a culture of sustainability within the university community.

In conclusion, sustainability is not just a box to check for us at 020 - it's our passion, our driving force, and our commitment. Through our creative and original approach, we have showcased our stance for sustainability in various ways, from academics and campus operations to community engagement and social inclusion. We are proud to lead the way towards a greener future at the University of Amsterdam and beyond, and we invite others to join us in this important journey towards a more sustainable world.



Article by Shayree Majumder


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