In the months before the Coronavirus is from the public discourse, has been discussed in Germany, a different topic, similarly passionate about climate change-and as he braked can be. It was argued in the debate, pupils, students – young people who have to live with the consequences of global warming and air pollution for many years. They organize themselves across national borders in the Fridays-for-Future movement and the challenge of politics and economy, in-depth system changes.
But it's not just on the big stage of the Federal policy to penetrate young people to a more sustainable future. In Frankfurt a group of students would like to institutionalize the concept of sustainability at their University. The target: a "Green Office" for the Goethe-Uni. The green office will be a Central coordination point for Ökoinitiativen and sustainability projects and promotion.
idea from Maastricht
Comparable to the planned place of a gender equality office, says David Delto. The Student is a high school political for the idea. The Green Office is to have a fixed staff and facilities on the Campus. At the moment it has neither the one nor the other. However, a student Initiative made up of around twenty students, meets regularly, organizes, plans, and network with other sustainability offices in Germany.
the Green Office idea is not original Frankfurt. She is originally from Maastricht, and already has in some other European universities offshoot. For Frankfurt, the odds are on a private sustainability office, however, well. The University administration support the idea, says Delto. And also the state of Hesse, the Green Office movement is dedicated to the higher education Pact 2021– 2025 a section.
target: official establishment
The Frankfurt students did not want to wait for the establishment of the office. Before the outbreak of Covid-19 organized you events and lectures on the topic of change on their own, together with the University. So, for example, over twenty events for the European week of waste reduction in November 2019.
it then Needs a physical point of contact? Yes, says Alina Arhelger. Also, she is a student and makes up for the Green Office strong. A student Initiative is anything other than an official institution. In the case of the first join is done on a voluntary Basis. For structural changes there is a need for more power.Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 07:19