Erasmus Sustainability Hub
I am currently doing the double degree BCs2 in Economics and Econometrics. Although the study suites me perfectly it remains rather theoretical and I felt the urge to really do something and make an impact. My passion for sustainability has grown over the past years so joining the ESH was the perfect opportunity for me!
As Internal Manager within the ESH I will be mainly responsible for the organizational factors, the team & community. I am super motivated to make this an amazing and impactful year with all of you and I hope that we can let the sustainable community on campus grow! Let’s make a change together!
After the completion of my business administration bachelor, I am now directing myself in the field of sustainability. This year, my master in Global Business and Sustainability combined with my position at the Hub will help me grow in this area, as well as putting my knowledge into action in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the campus!
In the Hub, I will be responsible for the organization of Erasmus Sustainability Days, where three days are dedicated to engaging and inspiring students who are interested in gaining knowledge in sustainability, and be part of the change. I am very excited to contribute to the Hub’s development this year, and I hope to fulfill this challenge!
I’m studying Management of International Social Challenges here at Erasmus University. In my opinion sustainability is at the core to solving many of these issues. The world has a plastic problem, which we all contribute to! As waste manager and member of the Post Plastic Generation I hope to mitigate the impact of our university and achieve a higher level of awareness among students.
I believe that we need to drastically change our lifestyle and stop living beyond our means to protect and preserve the environment we live in. This year the Hub will show students what it means to break with old eating habits and discover that it can have many benefits. As Food Manager I am involved with sustainable food consumption choices, which combines the activities of the Erasmus Foodlab, the EUR Garden and Fair Trade initiative. I hope many students will be inspired to take the extra step and reconsider their choices when taking part in any of our event. Due to my background in economics and business economics, I am sure that I can convince people on an empirical basis rather than arguing on ethical grounds.
The moment I got truly concerned with sustainability and started questioning my own consumption behaviour for the first time was in spring 2015, when I was travelling China. My friends and I were visiting a beautiful mountain region south of Shanghai but were shocked when we saw the enormous landfills at its rear side. Especially the sight of piles and piles of clothes struck me the most because I’ve always been passionate about fashion and my wardrobe was bursting at all seams. Ever since, I’m trying to learn more about the environmental impact of the clothing industry and to consume more consciously.
At the Hub, I will be responsible as the inventory manager for EURWardrobe, a second-hand clothing store by and for students. With my background in PR and my studies of communication and media, I hope to raise awareness for the need for more sustainability in fashion (and beyond) among students and to excite them to become part of the change!
Erasmus Sustainability Hub
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
The Grand Opening of The Sustainability Hub
Oktober 10th, 2018