Sustainability

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#SHARING, #REUSE and #REGIONALITY are simple ways of integrating sustainability into students life! For us as the Students Union it is important to support students with meaningful and simple ideas, measures and cooperations. In June 2021, we established the Department for Sustainability.

Let's make our study life a little bit more sustainable together - step by step on the way to a climate-neutral university!

These are our current projects and ideas:

  • Book exchange shelves for students and CUAS employees: at Villach, Klagenfurt and Feldkirchen used books can be handed in and taken out for free. Reuse instead of wasting! Further locations already in planning.
  • Community Fridge: with this project we want to set a sign against food waste. In front of the ÖH office in Villach, on the 2nd floor of the south wing, there is a fridge for students and staff. You can bring and take out surplus food.
  • Establishment of a bicycle self-service station: for all students who come to lectures by bicycle. With this idea, we would like to support climate-friendly mobility - soon to be found at the Villach campus!

Drive smart - drive green! Carpooling saves climate-damaging CO2 and time. It also relieves your wallet! Together with Studo App, we have developed a solution for the CUAS. From now on you can network easy, quickly and unbureaucratically for carpooling via the Studo Chat!

All students using public transportation to get to CUAS have the possibility to get back a part of the costs back through our mobility grant!

Regional value creation through cooperations and competitions: together with partners such as Ackerbox, a start-up from Carinthia, we want to draw attention to the fact that CO2 can also be saved when shopping regionally. At the same time, businesses in the region are supported.

The ÖH FH Kärnten is also in favor of making sustainability and climate protection mandatory in the curricula of the FH Kärnten in the future!

As part of the "Sustainability Working Group", we are working together with CUAS step by step to become a climate-neutral university. Sustainability is a cross-sectional issue. Lets work together!

Zudem haben wir unsere Project funding guidelines adaptiert. Projekte von Studierenden, die zu einem verantwortungsvollen Handeln im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) anregen und dahingehend Bewusstsein schaffen und/oder der nachhaltigen Entwicklung der Fachhochschule Kärnten dienen, werden auf Ansuchen gefördert. 

Interested in Sustainability?

You are interested in topics like climate and environmental protection and have cool ideas? Feel free to contact us at oeh@fh-kaernten.at