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Department of Geography

Activity Report 2020

In 2020, the GIUZ Sustainability Task Force has completed the following activities:


  • Presentation of the Sustainability Task Force (and air miles project) at the MAV in May 2020
  • "Sustainability" as topic of the group leader retreat in September 2020 
  • Presentation of the GIUZ Sustainability Award at the MAV in November 2020
  • Our group is represented at the MNF Sustainability Committee since November 2020 (through Annina Michel)

Department life

  • Information slides on best practices on GIUZ infos screens
  • Recycled paper now used for all printers at GIUZ
  • Developing a questionnaire regarding food pick-up point at Irchel Campus from logal agri cooperatives

Air miles

  • Collection of air miles through secretariats for 2017-2019
  • Setting the goal to reduce GIUZ air miles by 25% until 2025.
  • First report of the air miles group sent to the Direktion in November 2020


  • Several posts in the GIUZ Anniversary Blog, many of them were also further featured through the UZH Sustainability Newsletter
  • Creation of a sub-page on the GIUZ website about our activities (incl. minutes of the meetings)
  • Developing thoughts about organizing a sustainability course
  • Whiteboard in the GIUZ coffee room to inform about different sustainability issues


Weiterführende Informationen

Coordinating Team

Roger Keller, Christiane Meyer-Habighorst, Magdalena Seebauer