Sustainability is one of the most important buzzwords to emerge over the last decades, but what does it actually mean? Living sustainably relates to the environment, our ecology, thinking about the future and our own lifestyles.
Stichting KEI is aiming to organise the KEI-week as sustainable as possible. Besides the event, we also try to be sustainable in the preparation. For example, we try to print as little paper as possible at our office.
A couple of more examples:
- Promoting cycling as the most sustainable mode of transport.
- The beer on offer during the KEI-week is Grolsch, one of the most sustainably brewed beers on earth.
- Soft drinks are served by Vrumona, who also pays attention to sustainability.
- The cars used by the treasurers and executive board during the KEI-week will be hybrid.
- All t-shirts for KEI-crew and KEI-lopers are printed by P&P. This company is famed for its sustainability.
- The picnic packets for the Open Air Festical contain as many organic products as possible.
- This year the KEI-week introduces Meatless Monday. This day, we try to motivate everyone who participates or contributes during the KEI-week to eat vegetarian.
However, Monday is not the only day related to sustainability! During the week, there will be various events, such as ‘sustainable Thursday’ and the Green Corner at Lustrumfestival: KEI at the Beach. There will be workshops on sustainability for students, to show you that living sustainably is a lot easier than you’d think.
- UMEF certification for sustainable events (2014)
- Green Key certification, level Gold (2017 & 2018)
- Public price for most sustainable introduction stunt 2015
- Most Effective Sustainable Introduction stunt 2014