THANKS TO POSITIVE GREENHOUSE BALANCE, IUBH RECEIVES THE TÜV SÜD TEST SEAL "CLIMATE NEUTRALITY"
Erfurt, 27 July 2020 - IUBH International University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the "Climate Neutrality" test seal by TÜV SÜD. The prerequisite for certification is a demonstrably positive greenhouse gas balance and the definition of measures to reduce future CO2 emissions.
"We are very proud to have been awarded the "Climate Neutrality" certificate by TÜV SÜD," says Dr. Sven Schütt, Managing Director IUBH. "With our climate protection measures, IUBH aims to contribute to an environment worth living in for future generations. In doing so, we know: We won't change the world alone, but we hope to inspire others to take this path as well."
IUBH study confirms: Not only students want sustainable initiatives from universities
For the IUBH study "Attitudes towards Climate Protection and Sustainability", more than 2,000 people in Germany between the ages of 18 and 65 were surveyed in mid-June, including 300 students and 700 prospective students. The results were clear: three quarters of those surveyed would like to see a university that is committed to climate neutrality. At the same time, more than half of the study participants expect educational institutions to take more responsibility for climate protection than, for example, commercial enterprises.
For more than 60 percent of the students and prospective students surveyed, climate protection commitment plays an important role in their choice of university. A climate seal, such as one from TÜV, is welcomed by 72 percent of those surveyed. For the majority, the topic of climate protection should also be relevant in the course content (70 percent).
Two-thirds of the respondents would also like to see more commitment to climate protection on the part of their university. When asked how a university should get involved in climate protection, public activities for more attention to the topic of climate neutrality as well as direct measures such as the reduction of printed teaching materials, the integration of the climate protection topic into the study programmes, the use of solar systems and the acquisition of CO2 certificates count.
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