Green Office Wageningen wants to give students the chance to make the campus more sustainable. The organization has set up Green Match to match students to ‘green’ projects on campus.
Milan Cevik, educational coordinator for the Green Office, says that the first project concerns the cooling system in Zodiac, which currently consumes a lot of energy. Students are being challenged to come up with a more sustainable alternative. The office is looking for students who want to devote their internship or thesis to the problem.
Ideas for projects are supposed to come from students who have a plan for improving the campus, or from Facilities and Services. But external clients can also offer assignments. Any project that helps the university become more sustainable will be eligible for Green Match, and the office will circulate these projects among chair groups and students.
The aim is to provide projects for theses, internships, Academic Consultancy Training and other courses that need ‘real’ projects for teaching purposes. Cevik: ‘In this way, we can get students more involved in the campus and they can have a genuine influence on what the campus looks like.’