Dear all interested in sustainability,
You are cordially invited to our discussion evening, “HU – How sustainable do YOU want to be?” (HU – Wie nachhaltig willst du sein?) on Thursday 14 December from 6pm to 8pm in the Auditorium of the Grimm-Zentrum. The initial panel discussion will take place in German, but you are welcome to join the discussion in a second part with your question or contribution in English. The event is part of a series of discussions called perspective n that is co-organised by netzwerk n e.V. and our student initiative, the Sustainability Office. The goal of the open ‘fishbowl’, circular discussion event is to open up a debate about the next steps to be taken by and at Humboldt University to bring us towards a sustainability transformation in times of climate change, increasing biodiversity loss and a lack of justice.
PERSPECTIVE S: HU – HOW SUSTAINABLE DO YOU WANT TO BE?” (PERSPEKTIVE N: HU – WIE NACHHALTIG WILLST DU SEIN?)
14 DECEMBER 2017 | 6 PM | AUDITORIUM, GRIMM-ZENTRUM | GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-STR. 1/3
WITH THE FOLLOWING GUESTS:
PROF. DR. SABINE KUNST (President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
PROF. DR. KIRSTEN MEYER (Professor of Practical Philosophy and Teaching at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, member of the internal university Forum Sustainable University [Forum Nachhaltige Universität])
ANDREAS WANKE (Head of the Sustainability and Energy Management Unit at Free University Berlin)
JOHANNES GEIBEL (Board member of netzwerk n e.V. and member of the National Platform on Education for Sustainable Development [Nationale Plattform Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung])
JOSEF KAISER (Student initiative Sustainability Office and member of the internal university Forum Sustainable University [Forum Nachhaltige Universität])
MODERATION: MICHAEL FLOHR (Board member of netzwerk n e.V. and PhD candidate at Universität Erfurt)
Climate change, resource scarcity, economic crises and lack of justice – the challenges we face today are global and diverse, both from an ecological and social perspective. We need to develop innovative solutionsthat are sustainable at the ecological, economic and social levels. Universities, as places of critical thinking and incubators of change, play an important role in necessary processes of transformation. Humboldt University has a responsibility to develop participatory, concrete perspectives for the future and concepts for more sustainability in everyday university life, in order to fulfil its duty of being a role model for society. In addition to specific projects, the students Sustainability Office has elaborated ideas for a normalisation of sustainability in a report, which will be one of the central topics of the discussion.
We suggest the following questions to be debated in an open and critical discussion:
– Is Humboldt University currently fulfilling its duty to be an active driver of a sustainability transformation?
– How can current efforts regarding sustainability at our university be actively encouraged?
– How can all university employees be involved in this process?
– How can sustainability be supported in all institutes in the various domains of teaching, research and administration, and which structural changes are necessary for this?
We, the members of the Sustainability Office student initiative at Humboldt University, have been working for four years on a new university-wide sustainability orientation. To achieve this goal, we undertake concrete projects and develop concepts for the institutionalisation of sustainability. We are pleased to be able to discuss this important topic in with the broader university community, in cooperation with the mainly student-driven sustainability network, netzwerk n e.V.
6 – 6:15pm:
GREETING from the Sustainability Office student association at Humboldt University
6:15 – 8pm:
OPEN DISCUSSION with the guests and the possibility to participate in the welcoming fishbowl debate format
COFFEE HOUR for a casual close to the evening of discussion.
We look forward to seeing you there!