Climate and Sustainability Action Week 2022 (CSAW)

Come explore and act collectively on complex environmental and social issues on the EPFL/UNIL campuses!

"Collaborating for Sustainability"

CSAW’s 2022 edition is the result of a collaboration between EPFL and the University of Lausanne (UNIL). It will take place from September 12 to 18, 2022, the week before the beginning of the academic year. 

100 places are open for this year, to bachelor and master students of all disciplines.

CSAW in 6 minutes

Video by Maxime Marchionno, Marc Delachaux, and the EPFL SAVE team.

CSAW in a nutshell

What is the CSAW?

One week before the start of the semester on the Lausanne campus to understand the complexity of a specific sustainability issue, and co-create relevant student projects to address it, using innovative tools and methods.

The theme of the September 2022 edition will be “Collaborating for Sustainability”. Most of the activities will take place in French, non-French speaking students are welcome and the week will be adapted accordingly.

For and by whom?

For all EPFL and UNIL bachelor and master students, with student coaches, members of the UNIL-EPFL community and guest speakers. 

It was co-created with a team of students, alumni and EPFL/UNIL collaborators including:

Estefania Amer (CCD), Lina Bentires-Alj (SSP-UNIL), Jean-André Davy-Guidicelli (SIE), Siroune Der Sarkissian (VPT), Eric Domon (VPT), Abigail Fellay (CCD), Jacopo Grazioli  (VPT), Sarah Michel (Alumni SV), Victor Rey (SV), Loïc Wermeille (MT), Nina Suckow (CCD).

The initiative is supported by the Vice-Presidency for Responsible Transformation and the Centre de Compétences en Durabilité (CCD) 

Why the CSAW?

CSAW enables future professionals and citizens to enrich their approaches, discover new tools and co-create projects that address the complex societal issues of the 21st century.

During Co-Creation 2022, students identified the need to develop key sustainability skills and the crucial role of collaboration.

Join the initiative!

Look at CSAW’s previous editions

Networking and skill-building to fight against climate change

Read the article

Examples of concrete implementations of two sustainable projects carried out entirely by students in the framework of CSAW


Do not hesitate to get in touch, we want this initiative to be open to a wide range of contributions!

[email protected]

BS 101 (Bâtiment BS), Station 4, CH-1015 Lausanne

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