Climate Action and Sustainability
The Climate Newsletter provides brief information about the latest activities of the university in the field of climate protection and sustainability. It is published at irregular intervals. Please register to stay up to date.
Here you can find the previous issues of the Climate Newsletter:
- Issue #10 (19.12.2022)
- Issue #9 (03.11.2022)
- Issue #8 (14.09.2022)
- Issue #7 (14.07.2022)
- Issue #6 (07.06.2022)
- Issue #5 (11.05.2022)
- Issue#4 (20.04.2022)
- Issue #3 (01.02.2022)
Climate Action and Sustainability
Sustainability issues and commitment have a long tradition in teaching, research and operations at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. In terms of sustainability and climate protection, the university is active in a wide variety of ways and consciously assumes its role model function for the region and society. Whether in administration by switching to renewable energies or providing bicycle parking spaces, or in the context of research projects as well as teaching - the topic of climate protection and sustainability is deeply rooted throughout the university. There are also a large number of sustainability initiatives at the student level.
Survey of project flying less
Currently, the university runs a survey among students and employees about travely by air in the scientific field.more
Register now for S4F bike tour!
For the weekend of June 09-11, 2023, you can now register for the bike tour offered by Scientists for future and the PhD students' representation. The…more
The "KlimaWissen" event will take place again on June 29, 2023. Over two days, school classes from the 9th to the 13th grade can participate in…more
Energy refurbishment on the Wechloy campus
Better insulated panes, additional photovoltaic systems and a structural refurbishment: The characteristic glass façade of the almost 40-year-old main…more
Klimaneutrality 2030 - climate action concept published
The University of Oldenbzurg’s climate action concept is now public. With this strategic instrument, the University formed its basis for reaching…more
University of Oldenburg becomes Nature Positive University
The University of Oldenburg is a founding member of the alliance Nature Positive University, which was presented at the COP15 (UN Conference on…more
7th Public Climate School on November 7 - 11
Starting November 07 until November 11, the Public Climate School takes place for the 7th time: One week full of climate education. Together with the…more
Der Vizepräsident für Internationales, Prof. Dr. Karsten Speck, lädt herzlich ein, die Selbstverpflichtung zum Verzicht von Kurzstreckenflügen zu…more
Again, the University of Oldenburg takes part with a team in the competition STADTRADELN 2022.
Register now and accumulate kilometres!more
Climate workshops: register now!
Interested in pushing sustainability and climate protection issue for the university? Then apply for the participation workshops of the climate…more
NOW - If you fail us we never forgive you
The climate protection projects present the movie NOW by Jim Rakete on Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm. The event is organised in cooperation with the…more
Current mobility survey
All members of the university are invited to participate in the current mobility survey. With the results, the greenhouse gas emissions in the area of…more
University publishes GHG balance
The University of Oldenburg published its comprehensive greenhouse gas balance for the years 2019 and 2020. In the year, 22,578 t CO2(e) were…more
Climate inventory. Where does the university stand on the way towards cliamte neutrality?
Publication of the greenhouse gas balance of the university of Oldenburg in the course of a digital event on February 24, 2022. Begin at 9 am.
We are hiring!
To support the current project on climate protection we offer the position as a student assistent. Deadline for application is January 30, 2022. We…more
Conferment of the title “Fairtrade University” on January 25, 2022 at 12 am
Finally it's official: The Carl von Ossietzky University receives the title 'FairTrade University'!
In the course of a virtual event, the University…more
Save the date: Co-create the climate protection concept
The next steps of the stakeholder involvement process are scheduled:
On February 24, 2022 the greenhouse gas balance will be published, the workshops…more
Resport on CO2 savings published
The photovoltaic systems enabled the University of Oldenburg to increase its CO2 savings once again. After a saving of 179t CO2 in 2019, 268t could be…more
Citizen participation concering Quellenweg
On the digital participation platform of the City of Oldenburg, the participation process regarding a bike-friendly design of the Quellenweg. Due to…more
Public Climate School, November 22-26
Starting on November 22, the Public Climate School organised by Students for future takes place. Next to a range of online events, the local group of…more
CENTOS-Postershow 2021, 19.10. 4 pm
At the poster show, selected current research projects with sustainability relevance of the CENTOS chairs and research groups will be presented.…more
Climate-Kickstarter, 04.11. 9 am
The info event "Climate Kickstarter: The University on the Way to Climate Neutrality" will take place on 4 November 2021 at 9 am. The project and the…more
370 additional bicycle parking spaces planned
Providing students, employees and campus visitors with sufficient space to park their bicycles and at the same time promote climate-friendly mobility…more
Apply now for KlimaWissen 2021
Climate change - what does it have to do with my life and our nature, how do scientists research climate change, what does waste and repair have to do…more
Call for final thesis
In the process of the development of the climate protection strategy we provide the opportunity to write a final thesis on the perceiption of the…more
Launch of project to create climate protection concept
An ambitious goal: The University of Oldenburg wants to become climate neutral - as one of only a few universities in Germany it has decided to do so.…more
GHG emissions reduced by 70% compared to 2014
Students produce the university's third sustainability report
Strong savings in the production of greenhouse gases and in the consumption of paper:…more
There are numerous opportunities for students to volunteer at the university - for sustainability, climate protection and beyond.
You can find an overview of student initiatives and groups here.