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As more and more people become aware of the need for a transition to a sustainable society, there is growing pressure on governments and businesses of different industries to address this need. From food production to fashion, logistics to construction, there is not a single sector that is excluded from the need for this transition. To add to this, the current energy crisis poses a window of opportunity to debate about how we produce and sustainably consume energy. All this we have summed up in one week with the following subthemes: society, business, industry and luxury.
Our Mission
We aim to increase the awareness of sustainability issues and motivate change within Erasmus University Rotterdam, as well as on an individual level in their daily lives. We strive to achieve our vision by building, educating, and engaging a sustainable community, and offering sustainable services to external parties.

What are Erasmus Sustainability Days?
ESD is determined to generate effective positive impact and change, by incorporating a diverse variety of actors from different fields in society. With this aim in mind, the event gathers a wide range of actors from students to managers, politicians, and activists for a full five days. The initiative attempts to facilitate and encourage cross contextual exchange and collaboration, while granting opportunities to share, connect and build for a brighter future
Why should YOU participate?
Erasmus University Rotterdam belongs to the one of the top universities in Europe in the field of economics and business, thus, as a sponsor, you will also benefit from an increased recognition within our student community. You get to promote your company and advertise yourself to ambitious student from over 130 nationalities on the Woudestein campus, as a future job
opportunity.' Taking part of ESD 2023 puts your company at heart of a hub of future talents that show interest in sustainability. Besides granting networking opportunities and the ability to showcase your responsible commitment and willingness to create positive future impact, you will also benefit from a positive image, due to transparency provided by ESD

Erasmus Sustainability Days
04 apr. 2022 11:00 – 08 apr. 2022 22:00
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Events to RSVP to

  • ESD Closing Drinks @ De Smitse
    vr 08 apr.
    De Smitse Bar
    08 apr. 2022 18:00 – 21:00
    De Smitse Bar, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Join us for drinks at De Smitse to wrap up a week of sustainability and learning!
  • ESD Extinction Rebellion
    vr 08 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    08 apr. 2022 16:00 – 17:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    More and more people are starting to realize the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to drive action. But how can we live in a system that favors polluting options over sustainable alternatives? And what role do our institutions play in this? What can we expect from our government and our uni
  • ESD ECE Case Study
    vr 08 apr.
    ECE Office
    08 apr. 2022 14:00 – 16:00
    ECE Office , Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Interactive social entrepreneurship workshop organized by ECE experts! Learn how to kickstart your own sustainable/ social venture with a case study of the beauty sector. 30 max
  • ESD Sustainability Fair
    vr 08 apr.
    08 apr. 2022 13:00 – 18:00
    Sanders, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    A great opportunity to meet with employers focused on sustainability and help you chart your career path in the age of action. Including Vintage fashion. Students have the unique opportunity to purchase pieces of vintage clothing, worn in the fashion show.
  • ESD Flavour Pairings Cooking Workshop
    vr 08 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    08 apr. 2022 11:00 – 13:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    A cooking workshop where participants learn all about flavour pairings and how to use them to make delicious food.
  • ESD BMW Sustainable Material Innovation Workshop
    08 apr. 2022 10:00 – 17:15
    Erasmus Education Lab, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMW present reducing CO2e Emissions in supply chains and explain basic tools for sustainably management and Lifecycle analysis. Thereafter participants are invited to solve a case study and present. Prize for winning is a BMW iX for a weekend, and an internship will be given to a participant!
  • ESD Sustainability Pub Quiz
    do 07 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    07 apr. 2022 19:00 – 21:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Is it better to become vegan or to recycle all of your waste? Or should you just donate a certain percentage to a green charity to buy off your ecological footprint? In this talk & pubquiz, we will teach you more about how to become an effective climate activist! Are you interested in learning more
  • ESD ALIVE Yoga Workshop
    do 07 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    07 apr. 2022 17:00 – 19:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    We will do a short sun salutation and then it will continue with meditation. Afterward we will do a mindful eating exercise with the vegan snacks we will prepare and we will end the event with a nice discussion.
  • ESD Plant Care Workshop
    do 07 apr.
    Campus Garden
    07 apr. 2022 16:00 – 17:30 CEST
    Campus Garden , 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Repotting event, split into groups, people can bring their own plants or also come for an informative session. information on repotting, taking care of plants.
  • ESD Iain Todd & Dr. McCauley- Re-Rotterdam
    07 apr. 2022 13:00 – 15:00
    Mandeville T3-21, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    The importance of economics for a sustainable future at "The Economic Questions from Sustainability Projects" with guest speaker Iain W. Todd. Followed by "Rethinking Doughnut Economics for a Global Just Transition?", discussion on new and radical sustainable economic models, by Dr. McCauley.
  • ESD Sustainability Best Practices Panel
    07 apr. 2022 10:00 – 12:00 CEST
    Theil C1-6, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    In this session, members of staff share the sustainability best practices within our university from recycling tech materials to incorporating sustainability in curricula. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about what sustainability practices take place behind the scenes every day.
  • ESD Textile Upcycling Workshop
    wo 06 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    06 apr. 2022 17:00 – 19:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Students get the chance to bring their old or basic pieces of clothing and give it a new look.
  • ESD Bee Hive Talk & Tour
    wo 06 apr.
    The Garden, Erasmus University
    06 apr. 2022 16:00 – 17:00 CEST
    The Garden, Erasmus University, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Rinske, the University's bee keeper, will be giving a presentation as part of the Bee the Change program. Bee's relation to people is important . She will talk about why she runs the beehive the way she does on campus and how it differs from traditional beekeeping.
  • ESD Blue City Tour
    wo 06 apr.
    Blue City
    06 apr. 2022 16:00 – 18:00
    Blue City, Maasboulevard 100, 3063 NS Rotterdam, Netherlands
    A personal tour of Blue City, Rotterdam's most interesting sustainable business incubator! Learn about its many local business and how they're paving the way for a circular Rotterdam! Max. 25 people - Location: Blue City
  • ESD Ecosia: Transform Your Search Engine" Workshop
    wo 06 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    06 apr. 2022 15:00 – 16:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    This is an inspiring & record-breaking event where the participants of ESD will change their search engines to Ecosia at the same time. Firstly, our "EUR on Ecosia" initiative will present the benefits and uniqueness of Ecosia, then the participants will change their search engine to Ecosia.
  • ESD Beyond Me Challenge
    vr 08 apr.
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub
    08 apr. 2022 13:00 – 14:00
    Erasmus Sustainability Hub, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    This past January, 12 of your fellow Erasmus students participated in the first-ever Beyond Me Challenge. Their task: eat plant-based, healthy, and sustainable food for a month while keeping an Insta blog to influence their followers. Join us on Day 5 of the ESDs to see how they fared and what they