Whether in teaching, research or on campus - sustainability is lived and practiced by students at TU Ilmenau. They not only deal consciously with resources in everyday life, but also get involved in the university's task group sustainability, drive the expansion of photovoltaic systems or organize Thuringia's first sustainable music festival. We asked five students how they are committed to sustainability.
Sofia Mikhailova, 24 years old, Voronezh, Russia
Media Economics, 3rd semester Master
I am involved in the association Initiative Solidarische Welt (ISWI). At ISWI e.V., the issue of sustainability is very close to our hearts. For example, we have set up free shelves in the cafeteria and in House A. The idea is that people give things that are in good condition and that they no longer need to others for free. This helps to reduce waste and avoid unnecessary purchases. Our Umsonstfest, which we hope to hold again at the beginning of next winter semester, is based on the same concept. In addition to exchanging things for free during the festival, we also organize upcycling, sustainability and repair workshops there. In the club, we try to be as sustainable as possible with resources. For example, we do without paper cups and use hard plastic instead. We are also happy to lend this tableware to other associations such as the ILSC for events in order to produce less waste.