The Sustainability Factory is the ‘Green Office’ of Tilburg University. The Sustainability Factory is made up by a small dedicated student team, who work together with university staff to inform, inspire and engage with students, staff and the local community. We are currently working to build a community of like minded individuals who want to come together around the topic of sustainability, and match ideas, projects and initiatives. The student team carries out some projects themselves and work to support other motivated individuals in bringing their ideas to life.
Launch of the Sustainability Factory
On February 3rd 2020, President of the Executive Board Koen Becking signed the Sustainable Development Goal pledge, whereby Tilburg University joined the institutions that commit to the SDGs in their policies. At the same time he launched the Sustainability Factory.
Themes of the Sustainability Factory 2020 / 2021
We gladly think along to support your event to become even greener.
Will you immerse yourself with us in healthy food from farmer to plate? Less food waste and less packaging.
The recognition is growing that circular is the future! We work to reduce unnecessary waste on our campus.
Recent projects of the Sustainability Factory
Clothes…you can spend thousands of euros on them, or ... have a fresh wardrobe for free after a clothing swap!
Why buy single-use plastic water bottles when a reusable bottle is so much better and cheaper?
The impact of an (extra) meatless day is immense. And the alternatives can surely be just as delicious.
Ideas? We are looking for you
Do you have an idea, suggestion or question?
Send us a message and let us know !
Will you help us grow our community?
Each month we aim to facilitate like minded students coming together to socialise, discuss ideas and experiences and hear more about what is going on at the Sustainability Factory.
September will be the first of these meetups which will include a pubquiz as well as an information session for interested students. Please note that due to developing COVID guidelines, this event may be online or offline depending on the advice at this time.
Upcoming events at Tilburg University
08:00 - 12:00
TOP Winter Week 2021
Each year, TOP Week takes place in the week before the start of the academic year.
09:00 - 18:00
International workshop ‘Urban climate resilience: the role of law’
The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center, is hosting a workshop at 10 September 2020 where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience.