The Events department organises a variety of events aimed at raising awareness of climate change issues among students on the EPFL campus.
Tackling topics as varied as the circular economy, biodiversity and the consequences of global warming, we believe that education on these subjects is an important key in this fight. We have therefore organised a Biodiversity Fresk and an Ocean Fresk, two workshops providing a better understanding and insight into the crucial impacts and challenges of these topics.
We screened the film Legacy by photographer and director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with whom we had the opportunity to discuss and who answered our questions during a zoom.
A ZEG Conversation was held in the Agora on the subject of carbon removal technologies in collaboration with the MAKE project XPrize, to discuss the pros and cons of these methods in the fight against climate change. With the help of UNIL’s Espace Transitions center, we organised a workshop on eco-anxiety, consisting of talk time, meditation exercises and emotional sharing.
Finally, in collaboration with the Swiss Shifters, we had the chance to listen to presentations by ecology expert Matthieu Auzanneau (director of the Shift Project) and Professor Hans B. Püttgen, on the subject of the energy crisis and our dependence on fossil fuels, followed by a Q&A session.