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Nature Hide-Outs Around Geneva

By Sonja Pluss When my mind buzzes and overheats from readings, screens and essay brainstorming (and pondering about the inevitable collapse we’re facing- and also utopian ideas for a wholesome humankind), then I go to the shore of the Rhône. I sit on a log. Let myself be mesmerized by the patterns drawn by the…

SW22: A Day Long Career (Af)fair

By Tanvee Kanaujia Repost from The Graduate Press. The Sustainability Career Fair took place virtually on 24 March 2022 from 09:00 to 18:00, as part of Sustainability Week (SW) Geneva, organized by the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva. Medha Manish and I, representing the Environmental Committee, worked closely with Career Services for over…

SW22: Last on the bandwagon, first on the high horse

By Kyle Lynch Repost from The Graduate Press. On Tuesday, organizers from Sustainability Week Geneva hosted a panel discussion on brand activism. Representatives from LUSH and Proctor and Gamble (P&G) introduced their campaigns to stand on various social issues. One salient theme discussed was that a brand’s first step towards activism is choosing to “do…

EC Newsletters

Stay up to date on EC’s internal happenings here: Vol II Issue I Oct 7, 2022 Vol I Issue V June 5, 2022 Vol I Issue IV April 30, 2022 Vol I Issue III March 18, 2022 Vol 1 Issue II February 25, 2022 Vol I Issue II February 1, 2022

COP26: The Good, The Bad and The Realistic

By Alexandra Wenzel Repost from The Graduate Press Arriving in Glasgow last week for the 26th conference of the parties, or COP26, I did not know what would await me inside the venue of the Scottish Event Campus. In the weeks leading up to COP26, news outlets wrote about the conference as being our last chance to save…

Geneva Peace Week 2021: Creating a Climate for Collaboration

By Mariam Kerfai Repost from The Graduate Press. The fourth day of the Geneva Peace Week (GPW) followed the thematic track of ‘Creating a Climate for Collaboration: Ways Forward for Environment, Climate Change, and Peace.’ I had the opportunity to attend two virtual workshops. The first, “Climate Change and Security in Somalia: A Practitioner’s Perspective”…

Starting the discussion: Is net zero missing the mark?

By Anna Ploeg Photography by Tania Malréchauffé The urgency to tackle climate change is rising, thereby marking this years’ COP26 in Glasgow as a “make or break year”. Combined with interrelated challenges put forth by the health pandemic, accelerating biodiversity loss and unprecedented natural disasters, countries must rise to the occasion and embrace their long…

Recap of Sustainability Week Geneva 2021

The Sustainability Week Geneva (SWG) is a local student project and one of many such weeks organised around the country as part of Sustainability Week Switzerland. SWG 2021 was organised by student teams from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute with an aim to re-center higher education institutions within sustainability debates.  Continuing the…

Celebrating Earth – On Earth Day and Every Day

This year for Earth Day 2021, we at Environmental Committee wanted to honour the voices of our Graduate Institute community and bring together people’s views on our shared home. We asked fellow students, what are you grateful to the Earth for and what would you like to see done for Earth? Together our voices are…

Fruits and Veggies à Genève – Resources to Get You Started

by Sonja Muriel Plüss Did you know that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables? To celebrate this, I have researched how a greens-lover can best get to their staples in Geneva – and that as fresh, seasonal and direct from the farmer as possible. Union Maraîchère de Genève Hidden in a warehouse…

A Non-Dairy Milk Review

by Zaninka Ntagungira Title photo from Canva by Natalia Klenova Hi friends! So sorry for the tease with this infamous nut milk review. But here it is finally, the review no one asked for until I started talking about it incessantly ;)Disclaimer: I refuse to write it ‘mylk’. If it triggers you, sue me :p …

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