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Sustainability news

Read the latest UvA news related to sustainability.

Results: 1 - 20 of 34
Results: 1 - 20 of 34
  • man sticks his head in the sand
    How to explain denial of climate change and how to deal with this?
    14 Oct 2021
    The scientific evidence that human behaviour leads to climate change is overwhelming. Yet, there is still a small group of people who do not believe climate change is real or bad for us. How to explain this denial of ...
  • woman recycling plastic
    Why a fundamental problem of climate change is psychological
    28 Sep 2021
    Do we feel an urgency, do we think our actions matter, are we willing to accept sustainable alternatives? Social psychologists Cameron Brick, Frenk van Harreveld and Maria Zwicker study our behaviour in reaction to ...
  • Icon of climate goal 13
    Why sustainability and justice should go hand-in-hand
    27 Sep 2021
    Those hit hardest by the climate crisis are often those least at fault, and those with the fewest resources to cope. This is the bitter injustice for which professor Joyeeta Gupta wishes to raise awareness. Her work ...
  • Increased number of tap water points and an end to the sale of bottled water
    9 Sep 2021
    The UvA will stop selling non-carbonated water in single-use packaging as of September 2021. To ensure that employees and students continue to have good access to drinking water, the university has been hard at work ...
  • University of Amsterdam building LAB42 reaches highest point at Amsterdam Science Park
    29 Jun 2021
    The construction of the new LAB42 building (15,000 m2) at Amsterdam Science Park reached its highest point (about 28 metres) on Tuesday, 29 June 2021, reason for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to thank everyone ...
  • UvA publishes white paper on sustainability
    23 Mar 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a crucial responsibility in accelerating sustainable change in society. This goes beyond making our own operational management more sustainable. As a university, we are at the ...
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf´s Professorship in Environmental Science for Prof. André de Roos
    11 Dec 2020
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Professor André de Roos, from the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, the prestigious King Carl XVI Gustaf´s Professorship in Environmental Science ...
  • UvA publishes Energy Transition Road Map
    3 Nov 2020
    The UvA is accepting its share of responsibility in the struggle against climate change. In line with the Dutch government’s Climate Agreement, the UvA has published an Energy Transition Road Map setting out measures ...
  • Rick van der Ploeg (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Rick van der Ploeg appointed university professor of Environmental Economics
    28 Oct 2020
    Economist and former politician Rick van der Ploeg has been appointed university professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Van der Ploeg will focus on research and education in the field of ...
  • Artist impression van LAB42
    New AI centre for students, researchers and businesses starts construction
    28 Sep 2020
    In keeping with the building's intended purpose, a robot performed the official kickoff for the construction of LAB42. Amsterdam Science Park, in collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam and others, will be ...
  • Waste it right
    Waste separation pilot in Science Park buildings A, B, C and D
    28 Aug 2020
    At the UvA, we want to start separating waste in a different and more sustainable way. To that end, a pilot programme will start in buildings A, B, C and D from 1 September.
  • UvA and AUAS contribute to clean drinking water
    24 Feb 2020
    On Thursday, 13 February, Facility Services accepted a certificate from MAAS, the coffee supplier of the AUAS and the UvA.
  • UvA Green Office, Satyam Kathpalia en Julia Dalibor
    'Sustainability is so important that it's vital we make it fun too!'
    12 Nov 2019
    To Satyam Kathpalia (21) and Julia Dalibor (25) at the UvA Green Office, sustainability isn't just about recycling more or eating less meat. 'There's nothing wrong with occasionally eating meat or flying as long as ...
  • Dirty hands? You can wash them sustainably in the REC H building
    30 Oct 2019
    A new toilet block in the Roeterseilandcampus H building has been fitted with Hydrowashrs. The Hydrowashr is the most sustainable way to wash and dry your hands in 15 seconds, without using soap or a hand towel, and ...
  • Soap made from coffee
    28 Mar 2019
    In the Netherlands, we throw away about 365,000 kilos of coffee grounds per day. This wastefulness is especially regrettable given that coffee grounds are a good material for making other products such as soap. ...
  • Recycling plastic: we can do it! 3D printer turns old plastic into new plastic
    28 Mar 2019
    Although the concept of 3D printing has been around for years, most 3D printers are only able to use new, pristine plastics. To this end, the Amsterdam-based company vanPlestik has developed a unique 3D printer that ...
  • Image What Design Can Co Energy Challenge
    Clean Energy Challenge extended
    2 Nov 2018
    Design platform What Design Can Do & Ikea Foundation recently launched the Clean Energy Challenge in 5 cities – São Paulo, Delhi, Nairobi, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This global competition calls on designers and ...
  • UvA constructing energy-neutral building for Informatics
    31 Oct 2018
    A new energy-neutral building will be constructed at Science Park in the coming years.
  • Image What Design Can Co Energy Challenge
    Participate in Clean Energy Challenge!
    10 Oct 2018
    The UvA faces major challenges in the sustainable development of campuses. Participation with the 'Sustainability of the University Quarter' case study in the Clean Energy Challenge offers opportunities to utilize ...
  • UvA/GreenOffice
    Sustainability in the Spotlight: The UvA Green Office
    21 Apr 2017
    In 2016 the UvA Green Office was officially launched. An initiative of Students for Sustainability (SFSA) and the UvA’s Facility Services, this student-run organisation aims to contribute to the university’s ...