Climate and Sustainability Action Week
September 13th to 16th + 19th
A week to collectively explore how to act on complex environmental and social issues as future professionals.
The CSAW will allow 100 students to acquire skills that can be applied in the professional world to develop projects related to sustainability.
The program includes conferences, workshops, co-construction of concrete projects, networking, and testimonials.
Registration open until June 27th
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.
This week will be co-created with a team of students: Lucie Castella (EL), Jean-André Davy-Guidicelli (SIE), Christophe Deloose (MT), Marguerite Fauroux (MT), Sarah Michel (SV), Victor Rey (SV), Loïc Wermeille (MT).
For all bachelor and master students of EPFL and UNIL, with student coaches, members of the UNIL-EPFL community and guest speakers.
The CSAW is coordinated by Michka Mélo (VPA-DLL, main contact point for this initiative), Nicola Banwell (VPT), and Eric Domon (VPT). This initiative is supported by the Vice President for Responsible Transformation.
There is a growing demand and need for future professionals to adapt their approaches, skills and tools to the complex societal issues they face and will face in the 21st century, around topics such as mobility, health or energy.
This week offers the opportunity to be trained with tools and methods allowing to act appropriately on these complex issues.
Photos by Alessandro Della Bella / ETH Zürich and the EPFL media library.
Our pilot edition
Participants loved it!
“I really want to thank you for this great event. I am very inspired by it, and I really feel better about the crisis we are facing : seeing that you are not alone, that many people share your fears and can bring you many ideas and much hope, it really feels good.”
“It was amazing, I was incredibly impressed with how engaging this (…) event was, how many amazing projects came out of it, and the overall motivation of everyone, organizers and participants alike.”
“Thanks again, this is some pure gold for student that call for techniques to get more ideas !”
94 % considered that this programme helped them understand the advantage of an interdisciplinary approach to solving scientific and technical problems.
91 % considered that the skills and competences they developed are useful for their professional future.
90 % considered that the group work sessions were satisfactory, and 100 % considered that there were enough supports to help their team function well.
They evaluated that the learning objectives were met between 72 and 97 %.
Join the initiative!
Do not hesitate to get in touch, we want this initiative to be open to a wide range of contributions!
021 693 20 98
ME B2 484 (Bâtiment ME), Station 9, CH-1015 Lausanne