First Southern Europe Green Office Summit
30 MAY - 2 JUNE
CITY OF TURIN
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The Polito Green Team and its Green Team Students, with UniToGO, GreenTO and its supporting student NGO are proud to announce that Turin will host the next European Green Office Summit on 30 May - 2 June 2018. We are joining forces with rootAbility, Europe’s leading non-profit academic sustainability initiative, to set up an inspiring and involving two-day immersive summit to be held over the weekend of 30 May - 2 June 2018.
The programme will feature a number of workshops and talks over the weekend. We will primarily focus on equipping less experienced academic sustainability change-makers with the knowledge and tools needed to become fully-fledged Green Offices. Longer-standing GOs are very welcome to share their expertises. The subscription fee (around € 100 – partially funded by UniToGO and GreenTo) will fully cover accomodation and board as well as local transport expenses and learning materials.
As first Green Office in Italy and in South Europe, UniToGO is gaining substantial momentum, implementing a growing number of sustainability actions. Through this summit we aim to bridge the gap between Northern European models and Southern European sustainability initiatives, in order to foster a breakthrough of the GO model in Italy and Southern Europe.
Planning is underway – save the date and stay tuned for updates!
WHAT IS A GREEN OFFICE?
A Green Office is a platform that empowers the wider university community to act on sustainability. It also realises its own ideas to embed sustainability in education, research, and operations. The first Green Office was established at Maastricht University in 2010 by RootAbility, a little NGO. Since then, the model has been replicated by universities across Europe, and won the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. The model is open-source – you can adapt and improve it to suit your needs.
MORE INFO: http://www.greenofficemovement.org/
WHAT IS ROOTABILITY?
A non-profit social business, building a movement of students and staff who mobilize institutional support for sustainability projects and initiatives in higher education.
MORE INFO: http://rootability.com/
WHAT CAN I LEARN DURING THE MEETING?
Basically, this meeting is focused on how to set up a Green Office Initiative at your university for institutions at their first step towards environmental sustainability and on how to empower sustainability initiatives for institutions with already established Green Offices or other Sustainability centers/offices/hubs.
Moreover, during this summit there will be seminars and workshops on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nation, as well as on Climate Change and on how to plan efficient environmental campaign and initiatives.
I'M NOT A STUDENT, CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Yes, of course.
If you are a young Ph.D. candidate, a technical/administrative staff, as well as a researcher you can join the summit.
WILL SUBSCRIPTION FEE COVER EVERYTHING?
Subscription fee will cover accomodation (2 nights), meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), local transport and learning materials.
Fee will not cover flight or train ticket from your city to the City of Turin.