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 theContinue reading “Recap of Sustainability Week Geneva 2021”

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 areContinue reading “Celebrating Earth – On Earth Day and Every Day”

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 warehouseContinue reading “Fruits and Veggies à Genève – Resources to Get You Started”

Geneva Peace Week 2020

Peace and Climate Action: Challenges and Opportunities from Latin America By Priscila Vazquez Geneva Peace Week is a leading forum in the peacebuilding calendar, gathering actors from around the world to connect and expand peace dialogues every November. The event highlights that every single person has a role to play in building peace and resolvingContinue reading “Geneva Peace Week 2020”

Your new Pract-eco guide

Whether you’ve freshly arrived in Geneva or are already a seasoned Institute-goer, the EC’s got you covered for a practically ecological (short: pract-eco) start to the fall semester! Lovingly crafted by our president Zaninka Ntagungira with precious help from vice-president Anna Ploeg and EC member Kory Barras, this brand new guide contains everything you needContinue reading “Your new Pract-eco guide”

#EarthDayEveryday

by Zaninka Ntagungira Yesterday was the 50th Earth Day and I hope you found some fun ways to enjoy it, maybe by reminiscing with us on Instagram! To continue celebrating Earth, I wanted to share some do and don’ts that I’ve learned so far in my recycling and composting journey here in Geneva. It’s definitelyContinue reading “#EarthDayEveryday”

The 2019 School-wide Sustainability Challenge

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 jumpedContinue reading “The 2019 School-wide Sustainability Challenge”

Global Climate Strike for Future mobilized masses in Geneva on 15 March

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 theContinue reading “Global Climate Strike for Future mobilized masses in Geneva on 15 March”