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Bicycle auction on October 13th


On October 13, there will be an auction of  abandoned and unclaimed bicycles at the University of Freiburg. Help us give these abandoned bikes a second chance to be used instead of being directly disposed of. Members of the University of Freiburg (employees and students) have the opportunity to bid for the unclaimed bikes, which may often have some small defects or broken parts. 


MobilSiegelThe University of Freiburg receives the MobilSiegel for sustainable mobility

The University of Freiburg was awarded with the mobility seal "MobilSiegel" for sustainable mobility. The MobilSiegel is awarded for the first time this year by the Freiburg Transport Group ( VAG) on behalf of the city of Freiburg and in cooperation with the districts of Emmendingen and Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. This seal is awarded to companies and institutions that are committed to sustainable mobility and actively support their employees in going to work in an environmentally-friendly manner.


  Sandra MeyndtMobility survey for university employees


The Sustainable University Working Group is conducting a mobility survey for which we would like to ask for your support. The aim of the online questionnaire, which is to be completed anonymously, is to better understand your current mobility behaviour when travelling to and from work, as well as to record your mobility-related wishes and suggestions to develop targeted measures.


Workshop Kompostierung

Sustainability at the University of Freiburg: From the Idea Contest to the Pilot Composting Project 

The digital workshop on Sustainability at the University of Freiburg: From the Idea Contest to the Pilot Composting Project took place on June 10. As part of the waste prevention idea contest and based on the ideas from students, the Department of  Safety, Environment and Sustainability (SUN2) at the University of Freiburg and the Studierendenwerk Freiburg (SWFR) are launching a pilot project for composting on campus and on the grounds of the student dormitories.


Umweltbericht 2019/2020

The Environmental Report 2019/2020 is here!

In the Environmental Report 2019/2020 of the University of Freiburg, the greenhouse gas emissions from waste, water, procurement and the vehicle fleet are published for the first time. With the support of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources and several master's theses, it has now been possible to construct the first comprehensive carbon footprint.









 Sustainability Days (7. - 20. June 2021)

The Sustainability Days will take place digitally from 7. - 20 June 2021. They are organised by different student initiatives in Freiburg. Further information about the 23 lectures, workshops and events can be found here.



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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!



Fahrradreparaturstation Physik

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.