In recent years, awareness of climate and environmental issues has been heightened. EPFL, a recognized higher education institution and public entity, has a leading role to play in addressing these issues.
EPFL Sustainability collaborates closely with the EPFL Presidency, Vice-presidencies, Schools, Colleges and central services towards embedding EPFL’s strategic sustainability goals across campus operations, education and innovation, as well as in its research, outreach and international collaborations.
The Sustainability Unit is attached to the Vice Presidency for Responsible Transformation (VPT).
EPFL Sustainability and its activities
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News related to EPFL Sustainability
Sustainability Week sees student life spring back into action
Eloïse Richard and Basile Morier are the coordinators of the UNIL-EPFL Sustainability Week, which will take place across both campuses from 7 to 12 March 2022. The initiative is backed by around 40 partner organizations as well as a team of volunteers, and features a packed schedule of events.
Two specialists provide guidance on the path to mindfulness
At EPFL, Monique Borcard-Sacco and Xavier Gravend-Tirole use different approaches to mindfulness but share the same goal: to improve people’s mental health and well-being.
Three climate-related projects win the 2021 Durabilis Awards
The Durabilis Awards, introduced in 2007, are open to all Bachelor’s and Master’s students at EPFL and UNIL, and are awarded to projects that explore issues related to sustainable development. This year, all six winners are from EPFL’s environmental sciences and engineering section.