Rotterdam encourages sustainable initiatives. The Eurekaweek is eager to contribute to these efforts. Both during the week itself and in the preparations of the week, we strive to opt for the greenest and most sustainable option. We do this in collaboration with sustainability organisations within EUR, as well as external partners. Although we have already taken some big steps towards making the Eurekaweek more sustainable this year, we are determined to keep on making improvements.
What do we do?
During the organisation of the Eurekaweek, we have incorporated sustainability into our preparations. Throughout the year this page will be updated on our sustainable initiatives for the Eurekaweek of 2022.
Reducing paper waste
We have also reduced our mailings by no longer sending any paper mail to foreign students. Other paper handouts during the week have been eliminated as well.
To compensate for this loss of marketing, we will significantly increase our online presence by, for example, making the app a central element of the week and sending information by e-mail.
Vegetarian food will be the standard at every official event and also at all Eurekaweek-related association events.
All participants, guides and volunteers will be provided with a reusable water bottle at the start of the Eurekaweek. These water bottles are made from sugarcane and are climate positive.
To reduce the amount of single-use plastics, we will be implementing a reusable hardcup system. Deposits will be paid upon buying a drink and refunded when a hardcup is returned.
In case of rain during the week, we will have sustainable and reusable ponchos available. These ponchos are also made from sugarcane and are climate positive.
The Eurekaweek Board has signed a CSR declaration that underlines the importance of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.