Sustainability

Wageningen University is known because of its sustainability. The AID is also sustainable in many ways and we want you to familiar with this!

We make the AID sustainable trough:

  • The use of the AIDapp during the AID, where you can find all info you need. This saves paper by not printing program booklets and maps.
  • The power used before and during the AID is 100% green. It is generated by windmills of one of the three wind mill parks of Wageningen UR.
  • The garbage of more than 3000 AID participants is professionaly seperated and collected. There are 19 different waste flows, so start seperating! 
  • The AID bag that every participants receives, is made of sustainable material: jute and cotton. This is produced without pesticides and child labour. This year, the number of flyers in the bag is also reduced! 
  • The amount of packaging is reduced by making lunch crates for the whole group instead of plastic bags for each individual. The use of big drink cartons instead of individual drink bottles also reduced waste and leftovers. .
  • The amount of food per person is adjusted so left over are reduced as much as possible. All left over go to the Food Bank: to others who can still use this: sustainable and social. 
  • Starting in 2018 there is the option to eat flexi-vegetarian during the AID, next to the all-vegeterian option and the all-meat option! You will then eat vegetarian for three days. The production of meat has a huge impact on the environment, so less meat=more sustainable! There is also the Meatless Tuesday. One vegeterian day for everyone to become aware that not eating meat is not such a big deal. 
  • During a lot of the activities in the AID you can fill your bottle with water at our waterboard. Re-using a bottle is sustainable since it reduces waste from bottles.
     

The Studenten Voor Morgen organisations organises a competition for the Most Sustainable Introductionweek each year. We have won this price in 2015, 2016 and 2017. We are very proud of this and will compete for this again in 2018!

 What can you do to be sustainable during the AID?

  • Buy the AID Dopper waterbottle or the AID breadbox. Refill this bottle instead of buying a new one very time and skip the plastic bags and use the breadbox!
  • Seperate your waste at the waste staions.
  • Try and produce as little waste as possible:
    • Take left over food home
    • Only open a new package when the old one is empty
    • Share plates or knives
  • Buy a second hand bike during the AID: low price and fine to use for the student life in Wageningen.
  • Download the AIDapp to be updated on the program and maps.