Avans Hogeschool is a network of Dutch higher education institutions. It hosts 33.000 students and counts with 2.800 employees. They teach a wide variety of subjects at 4 locations in the province of Brabant (Breda, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Roosendaal and Tilburg). Sustainability is a priority for Avans and several school initiatives are aiming at improving the footprint of the institution and its students with the overall objective to become carbon neutral as soon as possible.
As part of that ambition, Avans is piloting with Life Terra to plant trees in student planting events. Hopefully we will reach the objective of planting one tree for each student that graduates. This is of course highly symbolic: the tree will start to grow, just like their graduates in their new careers. The ultimate goal would be to grow multiple “Avans forests” in Brabant. Students may come to an Avans planting event, or receive a certificate with a unique GPS location of their tree.
Link to website: www.avans.nl