Who we are
The Environmental Committee, founded in 2010, is the students’ environmental association that brings together students interested in sustainability and environmental issues to give voice to these issues within the Institute and Geneva. All students are encouraged to get involved, regardless of program, semester or level of experience.
The Environmental Committee relies heavily on both its leadership and members to fulfill its important mission to:
Promote environmental protection and sustainable development at the Institute.
Raise awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues among students, administration, staff and faculty.
Promote healthy, environmentally-friendly and sustainable policies within the Institute.
Our actions are oriented towards three pillars: Sustainable Events, Sustainable Institute and Sustainable Curricula. You can find out more about these pillars on our website.
The Committee is composed of members with a specific function, i.e. the Leadership, which includes the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurers, and the Social Media, Events and Communications Coordinators.
Equally important are the members involved in Environmental Committee activities, events and/or issue-based working groups. These include the Coordinators of EC projects and cooperatives like SCOOP, Save the Food and more.
Members of the Environmental Committee October 2020
The 2021 Leadership of the Environmental Committee includes:
Hugo Brandam / President
Ryan Maia / Vice-President
Annia Costermani / Treasurer
Iida Letho / Social Media and Communications Coordinator
Some of our projects are SCOOP, an organic student food cooperative, to The Ecologist Podcast, Save The Food to fight food waste and redistribute leftovers from the campus cafeteria, and the Recycling Library collecting printed articles for re-use. We also co-organise Sustainability Week Geneva and the Geneva Peace Week annually to bridge international and local environmental issues.
On our blog we post sustainable cooking and lifestyle tips, opinion pieces and reviews of some of our events.
Furthermore, we organise many events including outdoor activities, panel discussions and environmental activism. These events are regularly communicated through our social media channels and GISA updates.
Curious? Send us a message and join the green dream team!
May the Forest be with you!