International mobility has a costly impact on the environment due to frequent travelling. ESN aims at reducing this impact by organising greener activities and by raising awareness among international students.

Environmental Sustainability

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BBQ Day with GEG

05/10/2019

Genova, IT

The BBQ of the GEG is one of the flagship events of our association, the last big event of the welcome week, it allows you to get to know Erasmus and make new friends

ESN GEG Genova

Online

Environmental Sustainability

World International Earth Day

Earth Day 2020

22/04/2020

Instagram

Our goal was to raise awareness about Earth Day 

ESN Siena GES

Social Inclusion

Kids doing an activity in a school

ESN Hasselt: Karaoke Night

05/03/2020

Hasselt, BE

The goal of the activity was to stimulate the social interaction between international students, board members and local people. As well as learning about different cultures and sharing personal song interest with others. In this way, enjoying fun evenings and creating a better bond with each other.  Objectives:  - Pay attention to other cultural interests - Be open and show your own interests 

ESN Hasselt

Online

Environmental Sustainability

Students with electronic devices

Green Crafts by ESN Coimbra

20/04/2020

Instagram

The goal of this activity, which was done in video form, was to raise awareness to the problem of plastic waste, and to provide fun alternatives to reuse common plastic items we all have or have used. Furthermore, it also intended to show that there are alternatives that can be made at home to substitute products we generally use, like face masks/body scrubs.

ESN Coimbra

Online

Environmental Sustainability

Green background with white text that reads "Sustainably Delicious"

Sustainably Delicious by ESN Coimbra

16/04/2020

Facebook and Instagram

This activity had several goals: to promote the reduction of the consumption of meat and animal products, therefore promoting sustainable cooking and eating; to teach a vegan alternative to a famous and beloved Portuguese recipe ("Bacalhau à Brás") to promote Portuguese food culture, which can often be adapted and 'veganised'.

ESN Coimbra

Online

Environmental Sustainability

Green background and white text that reads "Save Water Challenge"

Save Water Challenge by ESN Coimbra

13/04/2020 - 20/04/2020

Facebook and Instagram

The main goal of this challenge was to raise awareness to water waste while we do common tasks such as washing our hands throughout the day. Especially in times such as these, where hand hygiene is increasingly important, we wanted to encourage the participants to reflect on water waste and how they can adopt simple solutions to help fix this problem.

ESN Coimbra

Health & Well-being

Young people celebrating after a match

Vegan Workshop by ESN Coimbra

09/03/2020

Coimbra, PT

The aim of this workshop was to introduce healthy vegan food to International Students and generate a debate about veganism, vegetarianism and how to make sustainable choices when choosing what we eat. Furthermore, because this event was hosted by a vegan restaurant in the city, our aim was also to promote small, local business that have a positive impact on the community and on the environment.

ESN Coimbra

Culture

Students waiving multiple flags during an event

International Dinner by ESN Coimbra

27/02/2020

Coimbra, PT

The main goal of this event was to promote cultural heritage and differences through sharing traditional dishes from several different countries. Furthermore, as it was a food-related event, another goal was to avoid food waste - this was done by collaborating with ReFood, an organisation that collects food surplus from restaurants, cafés and such and donates it to shelters in the city.

ESN Coimbra

Environmental Sustainability

Image of a compostable cup

Let's clean up

27/04/2020 - 03/05/2020

Brno, CZ

do something good for the environment distract the students in quarantine and support them in taking walks while at the same time following the rules

ESN MUNI Brno

Online

Environmental Sustainability

EARTH DAY 2020

EARTH DAY

22/04/2020

Facebook and Instagram

The goal was to raise awareness on the environmental issues which are going on nowadays and to spread information regarding biodiversity and pollution. We wanted to show the importance of preserving the balance of the ecosystem and to respect all the animal species; we wanted also to highlight the impact that our actions could have on the environment. 

ESN Macerata