Task force “Sustainable University” at the University of Vechta
The task force “Sustainable University” was established in 2015 in order to organise the processes of sustainable development at the University of Vechta in a structured manner and to involve interested persons. The task force can be seen as a driving force for sustainable development at the University of Vechta. It is deliberately organised as an open and cross-status working group with the aim of creating a participatory work culture in which both employees and students can contribute their ideas and suggestions.
In April and June 2015, workshops on the topic of “sustainable university” were held at the University of Vechta for the first time. On this basis, the task force “Sustainable University” as well as topic-specific working groups (e.g., “Sustainability and teaching”) were founded. In July 2015, Prof. Dr. Marco Rieckmann was appointed Sustainability Officer of the University of Vechta. Together with his colleague Mara Bauer, Mr. Rieckmann coordinates the work of the task force “Sustainable University” and the sustainability process of the university.
If you have any questions or comments about the task force “Sustainable University”, please contact mara.bauer[at]uni-vechta[dot]de.
Working group “Sustainable nutrition”
In 2012 already, a working group was founded at the University of Vechta in the field of sustainable nutrition with members from various degree programmes, subjects and status groups. It is the precursor of the current task force “Sustainable University”. The aim of the working group was to raise awareness of sustainable nutrition within and outside the university. An open lecture series was held in the summer semester of 2013, and in spring 2015, the edited volume “Nachhaltige Ernährung lernen in verschiedenen Ernährungssituationen” (learning sustainable nutrition in various nutritional situations) was published by the Julius Klinkhardt Verlag (for information on the edited volume, click here). With its goals and members, the working group has been integrated in the task force "Sustainable University".