Kick-off event May 17th & 18th 2018

Description of the kick-off event

Approximately 50 students participated at the Act for Change LAB kick-off event on May 17-18 2018. Motivated by their curiosity and sensitivity to sustainable initiatives, participants have been able to exchange initial ideas and meet other potential project leaders with whom they could collaborate.

A big thanks to the participants and a great summer to you all!

Be the Change. Act and LAB for it.

Act and lab for it !


Thursday May 17th

17h30 – Welcome in room CE 1 104

18h00 – Welcome speech by Philippe Vollichard, Sustainable Campus manager

18h10 – Presentation of the Act4Change LAB, by Gianluca Paglia, project coordinator

18h30 – Sustainability on campuses around the World, video-messages from:

UBC – University of British Columbia, Vancouver
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
ETHZ – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

19h00 – Creation of groups by areas of interest

From 19h15 – Interactive/participative work around 3 key questions

Question 1 : What are the needs for a Sustainable Camp(L)us ?

Question 2 : Which project/initiative best meets your needs ?

Question 3 : What is a sustainable project ?

20h00 – Feedback-discussion

20h30 – Closing of the evening event and aperitif

Friday May 18th

09h30 – Welcome in CE 1 104, Coffee and croissants

10h00 – Summary of the kick-off evening, by Gianluca Paglia

10h30 – Interactive/participative work, in-depth discussion of the kick-off evening questions

What makes a project feasible on campus? How to evaluate it?

11h30 – Feedback-discussion

12h00 – Closing of the kick-off event and aperitif


Slideshow – documentation

Photo UBC Vancouver