Lausanne

The Lausanne Sustainability Week is..

… taking place this year for the first time

… organised by a fresh new team full of ideas

… taking place on the campuses of UniL and EPFL

… filled with all sorts of different events

… a whole week in the beginning of March

Our story

Two girls, one dream. Descending like two prophets upon a Unipoly meeting, they shared their desire to have a sustainable week organised in Lausanne.

Two weeks afterwards, 16 motivated students gathered and a volcano of ideas sprung up from this collaboration.

Several meetings later and with some additional members, the tasks were well distributed with project heads and assistants for each of them. A real team was born, whose watchwords were motivation, enthusiasm and mutual aid.

As the days go by, the Sustainability Week is taking shape, with its outline becoming clearer and clearer, thanks to the fantastic students from UniL and EPFL and their strong team spirit.

The team

Organisation

Administrative & management

Audrey (1) & Marcia (2)

Coach : Fanny (3)

Treasury

Felipe (4)

Logistics

Philippe (5)

Staff

Marine (6)

Communication

Nadège (7)

Assistants : Jantina (8), Jamba (9), Victor (promotional video)

Programme

Assistants : Nouha (10), Amine (11)

Walks team

Project head 1

Julia (12)

Assistant : Victor (13)

Apiculture

Rivers and lakes

Vegetable garden

Campus Fauna&Flora

Awareness team

Project head

Léa (14)

Assistant: William (15)

Vox pop

Pre/post event survey

Work session

Activities team

Project head 3

Alice (16)

Disco soup (Lucie (17))

Swap Zélig/Sat

Festival activities

Festival party

Events team

Project head 4

Claire (18)

Inauguration of the week (photo exhibit)

Conference (Axel)

Film (Julie (11))

Festival team

Project head 5

Lauriane (19)

Assistants: Nouha (10), Amine (11)

Stands

Food stand (Thrudy (20))

Workshops

 

Our values

  • Positivity

  • Simplicity

  • Originality

  • Sharing

  • Pacifist

  • Participation

Our objectives

  • Strengthen the thematics of sustainable development in the eyes of tomorrow’s researchers, executives, professors and intellectuals

  • Encourage each and every one to think about their impact on sustainability and the environment and give them the necessary tools to make their impact a positive one

  • Convince each and every one on the positive impact that they can have by changing their daily habits

  • Showcase students and societies striving for sustainability in all its forms throughout the whole year

  • To take on an epicene language

  • Present the 3 pillars of sustainable development which are economic, environmental and social sustainability, in a theoretical, reflective and practical manner

  • Raise awareness through unfamiliar subjects and alternative ideas

  • Take on themes such as food, consumption, waste (collection, recycling), green energy, transport and accomodation, all while offering artistic and fun exhibits as well as round tables, stands and conferences

The program

A list of events that will awaken your curiosity…

Cross-disciplinary events throughout the week

  • Daily vox pop which will be posted on the event’s Facebook page afterwards

  • A permanent photography exhibition related to sustainability

  • A swap stand at Zélig and Satellite throughout the week

  • Meditation sessions

  • An accumulation of waste at a specific location where everyone can add their waste object, to make a piece of art out of it and to raise awareness amongst the campus population about the quantity of waste produced in one week

  • A collaboration with cafeterias from both campuses to raise awareness of the question of food and to propose vegetarian menus

Specific events

  • Fun walks

  • Events each evening such as an Ethical Fashion Show, conference, a film projection in collaboration with Greenpeace and a party at Zélig

  • A festival on Thursday with 8 stands, 4 activities and 2 workshops:

Food guidance : waste, local and seasonal food, vegetarianism, etc

Agriculture : by La Pel, a permaculture society at UniL

UniL and the Bike : by students in Sustainability Master degree at UniL

Accomodation : by the Solar Decathlon team

Energy : by Swiss Energy Scope

Waste : par the Zero Waste organisation

Awareness

Integration of refugees : by the Paires organisation

Smoothie-bike : with fruits and vegetables wasted or thrown away by supermarkets

Bike workshop : by Point Vélo of l’EPFL

Repair-Café

Meditation corner

Workshop 1 : make your own detergent products

Workshop 2 : make your own cosmetics and deodorant

A work session

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