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Students have WORMderful ideas for waste reduction

A total of 20 great ideas were submitted to the call for ideas on the topic of waste prevention at the university and in the student dormitories. 

The call for ideas was organized as part of the European Week of Waste Reduction and is a joint initiative of the students of the Master's program Environmental Governance, the Studierendenwerk (SWFR), the zero waste store Glaskiste unverpackt GmbH and the Department of Environmental Protection Office at the University of Freiburg.

You can find the winners and all submitted ideas here!



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New bike repair station at the campus Institutsviertel


A new bicycle repair station has been installed at the Institute of Physics in the Institutsviertel campus. There are currently three bike repair stations at the University of Freiburg. The two stations at the Technical Faculty and the Faculty of Biology are there since 2018.




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The Committee of Environmental Protection was reestablished


The Committee for Environmental Protection was reestablished in 2019 to make important decisions regarding environmental protection and sustainability at the University of Freiburg and to make recommendations to the rectorate. 




Umweltbericht 2018/2019The environmental report of the University of Freiburg is here!


With this environmental report we are disclosing more precise data and a partial carbon footprint for the year 2018. Both the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions caused by the university's energy consumption (Scopes 1 and 2) and an extrapolation of other indirect emissions caused by business trips (Scope 3) are published.


The state and goals of our environmental protection and sustainability efforts are to be made more comprehensible, transparent and assessable for the public through an annual environmental report and a three-year sustainability report.



The Environmental Guidelines from 2007 were updated in 2020.


Climate protection was included as a new important goal.  In these guidelines, the university commits itself to regular environmental and sustainability reports.





First Bike-boxes for E-bikes at the university

Since September 2019 the first bike boxes at the university were electrified, so that employees can easily charge their E-bikes.

Seit September sind die ersten Fahrradboxen an der Universität elektrifiziert, so dass Mitarbeitende ihre E-Bikes aufladen können.