A new platform for sustainable projects
Campus Durable, a unit active since 2007 in promoting sustainability at EPFL, is launching a new initiative for the next three years: Act for Change LAB.
A4C LAB is a real platform-laboratory of ideas, giving students (and employees) on campus the opportunity to design, develop and implement a sustainable idea, project or initiative.
Sustainable Campus, a unit active since 2007 to promote sustainability at EPFL, is launching a new initiative for the next three years: Act for Change LAB.
Conceived as a platform-laboratory of ideas, A4C LAB gives students (and employees) on campus the opportunity to design, develop and realize a sustainable idea, project or initiative.
Food, outdoor amenities, mobility, energy, waste, climate, social community… are examples of themes that require solutions to meet today’s challenges.
Recent projects, such as Campus Farmers or the new Bike Center, show how the campus can be transformed into a living laboratory for social and technological innovations in the field of sustainability, while promoting the participation of the EPFL community.
Launched in May 2018, Act for Change LAB is an initiative supported by U-Change, a programme to promote sustainable development supported by Swiss universities. A fund of CHF 100,000 is thus planned to finance and implement the projects selected on the extended campus (EPFL, its branches and other sites of particular interest).
Last December, the selection committee chose the first 5 Act for Change LAB projects, which will be launched in 2019.
>> Discover them here <<
The call for projects is always open!
All proposals will be analyzed and evaluated with the support of the Sustainable Campus team and will be evaluated at the next committee meeting scheduled for May 2019.
Do you have a sustainable project to test at EPFL? Have you discovered a particularly interesting initiative and you want to implement it on campus? Would you like to integrate a concrete and sustainable component into your master’s or semester project?
Would you simply like to know more?
Contact Gianluca Paglia, coordinator of Act for Change LAB, for any questions or proposals.
Be the Change. Act and LAB for it.