Working Group for Ecology and Sustainability

We in the Working Group for Ecology and Sustainability – ÖkoRef for short – are committed to the sustainable design of university life. As students of various faculties, we have a scope for actions that we use to integrate topics such as environmental awareness and social transformation into everyday university life.

Tasks and Current Topics

Not only do we support the work of the various ecological initiatives at our university, we also see ourselves as a working group that provides the student counsil with information and inputs on sustainability, and we organise events ourselves to raise awareness of sustainability among the students. For example, we organised the first Stuve student flea market in the summer semester of 2019, which we would like to organise again this winter semester due to its great success. The fun won’t be left behind with us either.
In addition, as ÖkoRef we would like to connect interested and committed students with each other and promote cooperation with other student initiatives or civil society, such as the city of Erlangen.

Get Involved:

If you want to stay up to date, you can follow us on our mailing list, our Facebook page or our Instagram account.
Furthermore, we meet every second Monday at 6 p.m. in the Stuve building (on the 3rd floor at Schuhstraße 19 until spring 2020). Of course everyone can participate there, new faces are always welcome. It’s best to get in touch with us shortly before by mail.

Students’ Concept for Climate Protection and Sustainability

Our concept for Climate protection and sustainability can be found here.

Sustainability light:

The Ökoref cordially invites all interested students to the Sustainability Days light from June 7 to 18, 2021! We have arranged a colorful program of short lectures on the topic of sustainability. Here are the hard facts:

June 7, 2021, 6 PM: Emotions and the Climate Crisis, Rima Ashour (Psychologists for Future)  *Attention: The lecture has to be cancelled due to illness!*

June 7, 2021, 7 PM:  Sustainability in Trade – A Question of Transparency?, Dr. Johannes Keil, organized by sneep Erlangen, participation via Zoom

June 14, 2021, 6 PM: Plenary session of all sustainable student groups

June 15, 2021, 6 PM: Sustainable Banking, Triodos Bank – Umweltbank – Sparkasse/Deka

June 16, 2021, 6 PM: Lecture Series FAU agains CO2: Elements for the Creation of IPCC Reports as Seen from the Perspectives of a Physical Climate Scientist, Prof. Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, University of Copenhagen, Dänemark, Infos and registration here

June 17, 2021, 6 PM: The occupation of the Hambach Forest – film lecture and Q&A session with the director, Lucas Reiter

June 18, 2021, 6 PM: BiPoc, Mental Health and Sustainability, Ha To-Trinh Nguyen

All presentations will take place via Zoom at this link, unless specifically marked.

We look forward to your participation and exciting discussions!