A number of departments are working towards continuously improving the sustainability of the University of Basel campus. This includes the responsible use of ecological and social resources.
Air travel - "less for more"
Air travel is responsible for just under 50% of the University of Basel’s total greenhouse gas emissions and is therefore a significant target area for the reduction of CO2 emissions.
The “less for more” project adopted by the President’s Board and Senate aims to reduce the University of Basel’s emissions due to air travel without adversely affecting excellence in research and teaching, while focusing on the development of decentralized reduction measures.
With its sustainable catering policy, the University of Basel and the SV Group are pursuing the following goals:
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- Focus on seasonal and regional procurement
- Meat from certified animal-friendly farms
- Reduction of food waste and other waste