An initiative by the TU/e GO Green Office

Read our statement below

Dear TU/e leadership,

On behalf of various organizations, we urge you to prioritize a sustainable future in your decision-making processes. To support you in this endeavor, we have created a representative symbol as a constant encouragement and reminder at the decision-making table, the Chair of the Future.

It is essential that sustainability has a central focus in all aspects of our university, from operations and governance to research and education. This focus is crucial to all departments and services at all management levels. As leaders of our university, you hold significant power to shape the direction of our institution and the impact we have on our society. As you know, with great power comes great responsibility, especially when it comes to societal issues like climate change, loss of biodiversity, and general sustainability.

As the TU/e community, we challenge you to reflect on the impact of the decisions you make today in relation to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Let us embrace a comprehensive perspective that considers the well-being of people and the health of the planet, as well as economic viability, promoting a balanced and inclusive approach in everything we do.

We acknowledge and applaud the steps that you have taken already and the goals that you have set. Yet, we urge you to go further and take our message to heart by further adopting a long-term systemic perspective that includes all aspects of sustainability in your decision-making processes. It is our belief that by taking bold action and leading by example, the TU/e can become a beacon for a truly sustainable future and inspire others to follow suit.

Let the Chair of the Future be a reminder for a sustainable future and give it a permanent seat at the decision-making table.


With hopeful regards,


The TU/e Community





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