Sustainability means a lot of things, but to me, the most important aspect is to have a positive impact on the environment. Every time people wonder how it is possible to live on this planet with over 9 billion people, out of hunger and poverty, I refer to the quote of Mahatma Gandhi: ‘there is enough for the need, not for the greed
Ricardo Cordeiro – Internal Manager
Since I can remember Nature (especially the ocean) was something that I deeply loved, and I want to help people realize how important our planet is. I would like to share with you one of my favourite quotes: “Once you see it you cannot unsee it, but until you see it it is invisible”
Esmee Tanis – Operations Manager
I am currently doing a double degree in Economics and Econometrics. Although the study suites me perfectly it remains rather theoretical and I felt the urge to really do something and make an impact. My passion for sustainability has grown over the past years so joining the ESH was the perfect opportunity for me!
I am super motivated to make this an amazing and impactful year with all of you and I hope that we can let the sustainable community on campus grow! Let’s make a change together!
Nikolaos Korovilas – External manager
Hey! I’m Nik, nice to meet you! After being a part of many other student organizations in the past, I decided to use my acquired knowledge to help shape the sustainability student association of Erasmus University. It’s been a bumpy ride so far, but I’m looking forward to the challenge!
Cathelijn Swagemakers – Marketing Manager
I would like to make people aware of the consequences of their current behaviour; small changes could have a huge impact on the world. Marketing is about a series of integrated actions leading to a sustainable competitive advantage
Clémence Luc – Erasmus Sustainability Days Manager
After a bachelor in IBA, I started a master in Global Business & Sustainability at RSM. I am organizing the Erasmus Sustainability Days, and this year we want to Break Barriers! So if you are intrigued and would like to participate, contact me! ‘The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it’ (R.Swan) See you at the ESD 2019!
Indra Lancien – Erasmus Sustainability Days Manager
After the completion of my business administration bachelor, I am now directing myself in the field of sustainability. This year, my master in Global Business and Sustainability combined with my position at the Hub will help me grow in this area, as well as putting my knowledge into action in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the campus! In the Hub, I will be responsible for the organization of Erasmus Sustainability Days, where three days are dedicated to engaging and inspiring students who are interested in gaining knowledge in sustainability and be part of the change. I am very excited to contribute to the Hub’s development this year, and I hope to fulfil this challenge!
Lena Bäunker – EURWardrobe
The moment I got truly concerned with sustainability and started questioning my own consumption behaviour for the first time was in spring 2015 when I was travelling China. My friends and I were visiting a beautiful mountain region south of Shanghai but were shocked when we saw the enormous landfills at its rear side. Especially the sight of piles and piles of clothes struck me the most because I’ve always been passionate about fashion and my wardrobe was bursting at all seams. Ever since, I’m trying to learn more about the environmental impact of the clothing industry and to consume more consciously. At the Hub, I will be responsible as the inventory manager for EURWardrobe, a second-hand clothing store by and for students. With my background in PR and my studies of communication and media, I hope to raise awareness for the need for more sustainability in fashion (and beyond) among students and to excite them to become part of the change!
Max Dörr – Waste Manager + Post Plastic Generation
I’m studying Management of International Social Challenges here at Erasmus University. In my opinion, sustainability is at the core of solving many of these issues. The world has a plastic problem, which we all contribute to! As the waste manager and member of the Post Plastic Generation, I hope to mitigate the impact of our university and achieve a higher level of awareness among students.
Anaëlle Perrin – Food Manager at Erasmus Food Lab
As Food Manager, I am involved with sustainable food consumption choices, which combines the activities of the Erasmus Food Lab, the EUR Garden and Fair Trade initiative. I hope many students will be inspired to take the extra step and reconsider their choices when taking part in any of our events.