By Annika Erickson-Pearson A month ago, a couple of Environmental Committee members came to the rest of the group with an idea: what if we could do a sustainability or “green” challenge to educate and motivate our student body to take more sustainable actions in their everyday lives? Naturally, we loved the idea and […]
By Maximilian Czekalla On Friday afternoon 15 of March, cars and public transport in Geneva downtown had to make space for a group of thousands of people protesting for climate action. As part of the movement “Global Climate Strike for Future”, a mixed crowd of mostly young, but also several older people, gathered in the […]
By Victoria Gonzalez After such a great experience last year, the Environmental Committee decided to gear up again, break away from the overcast weather in Geneva, and get knee-deep in the snow on our winter snowshoeing trips! The activity was so popular that we divided the trip into two consecutive Saturdays. Those brave enough to […]
by Gianluca Gygax Semester breaks always provide me with some time to reflect on achievements and on what I have learned. The last semester was arduous, enriching and rewarding for multiple reasons. However, what stands out the most, is having had the pleasure to be the Environmental Committee President and leading a group of incredibly […]
The IHEID Environmental Committee looks back on a successful 2018. Over 20 active committee members from different academic programs were committed to dedicate a significant amount of their free time to spark discussions about environmental issues and to promote sustainability across the IHEID community. The Environmental Committee represented the entire student body as a member […]
ROBERTA MAGGI COMMITTEE MEMBER On my first day at the Graduate Institute, back in September 2017, I distinctly remember being in the Auditorium Pictet, and seeing the then-President of the Environmental Committee Marc Weilenmann come on stage to talk about the EC’s relevance and impact at the Institute. My immediate thought was, “Wow, it’s so […]
With the end of the academic year fast approaching, here’s a throw-back to the beginning of the year so you can see how far we’ve all come!
The previous President of the Environmental Committee, Marc Weilenmann, gave this speech at the orientation day of current Interdisciplinary Masters students. It inspired many students at the institute to get involved with the Environmental Committee, and hopefully it will inspire you too!