Sustainable UniTrento is the university's strategy to develop and implement sustainability actions in a wide range of areas throughout the university, including international mobility.
UniTrento has adopted various initiatives to support and promote green practices on the part of students and staff in incoming and outgoing mobility. This is the case not only within the Erasmus+ program but also across all mobility programs at the university in order to try to reduce the impact of personal movement.
Everyone is asked to play their part within the framework of Sustainable UniTrento through individual actions and behavior. All students and staff within mobility programs can adopt simple Earth-friendly practices and attitudes to help protect the environment.
Such initiatives within the UniTrento community will be given a high level of visibility.
Discover the new energy-saving Unitrento campaign! #ReduceYourUse.
UniTrento Green Guide for Incoming International Students
The International Relations Division, in synergy with the Green Office, is promoting a series of activities addressed to international incoming and outgoing students, such us the UniTrento Green Guide, in order to raise awareness on the importance of adopting sustainable behaviours to reduce impact on their host city or during your mobility abroad. In doing so they also contribute to the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda and EU values.
Before leaving - Plan your international GREEN mobility in time
GREEN international mobility tips!
When travelling please consider the following:
- Can your activity can be done online?
- Is your train travel time 8 hours or less? If so, we strongly recommend you take the train.
- Is your plane trip really necessary?
- Are you aware of your international mobility footprint?
- Choose the greener travel option.
Measuring your carbon footprint
You can calculate the direct CO₂ impact of your trip easily by yourself. The following tools are easy to use.
Just fill in the required information and the calculations are done on the spot!
If you are a student (Erasmus+ Europe) and you choose to reach your destination and return home using a means of transport that emits less CO₂ than a plane, such as a train or bus, you can receive a grant called the Green Travel Top-Up. The grant consists of €50 added to the original individual amount and is only valid for round-trip travel.
During your mobility period
Please check out all the major initiatives throughout the Province of Trento.
"Pass di libera circolazione" per i trasporti pubblici urbani ed extraurbani. "Libera circolazione" è l'abbonamento a tariffa agevolata per gli studenti (anche dottorandi) dell'Università degli Studi di Trento.
"Bike sharing Trentino e.motion" è un servizio di trasporto pubblico ecologico fornito dalla Provincia di Trento che incentiva l'uso delle biciclette pubbliche, anche elettriche a pedalata assistita.
“Trento Smart City” è un progetto che mira a migliorare la qualità della vita a Trento preservando il patrimonio e le caratteristiche uniche della città.
Free circulation pass for in-town and out-of-town public transportation. "Free circulation" is the pass with a special rate for students (including PhD) at the University of Trento.
"Bike sharing Trentino e.motion" is an environmentally friendly public transport service commissioned by the Province of Trento which encourages the use of public bicycles, including electric pedal-assisted bikes.
“Trento Smart City” is a project that aims to improve the quality of life in Trento while preserving the city’s heritage and unique features.
Opt for locally produced, seasonal and organic food. Farmers markets are a great way to support local farms. In Trento there are two markets that offer a wide range of products from the Trentino area, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, animal products with organic options.
The “Eco-ristorazione Trentino” project aims at mitigating environmental impact and reducing air and water pollution, as well as being mindful of water and energy consumption and waste production which are connected to restaurant and catering services.
Make sustainable choices
Choose sustainable alternatives to replace disposable products. Buy fair trade foods to support improving the working conditions of farmers and hold farms accountable for the environmental standards they must comply with.
Join an online challenge to take action and contribute to the solutions to global warming. You can also help by getting involved in local environmental projects. Furthermore, supporting these initiatives shows respect for your hosts and helps you integrate into the local community.
Participate in awareness initiatives
Your awareness of environmental issues and the importance of adopting sustainable behaviors to reduce impact on the host city can be more powerful than you realize.
Green free time
Participate to our initiatives to disseminate the Green theme among your friends and promote sustainable behaviors to minimize environmental impact during mobility. It can be a great way to build connections which will enrich your learning abroad experience.
After your mobility period
Be proactive and become green ambassador!
Studying abroad can develop many valuable skills that can’t easily be taught in the classroom. Your mobility experience can facilitate a deeper understanding of how different perspectives and cultures shape policy and decision-making. It also strengthens communication skills and helps to build empathy for people in other countries through the friends and connections you make.
Once again, your awareness of environmental issues can be more powerful than you realise and by participating in our awareness initiatives you can become a green ambassador!
Discover our initiatives and events!
Scheduled for winter semester.
1 - Green activities at the lake. The initiative is part of the Erasmus+ GREEN program which aim is to raise awareness about the impact that we make as individual on the Earth. The event has been an amazing opportunity to do water sports like paddle boarding/SUP, dragon boating, canoeing and sailing, and enjoy our natural beauty in Trentino Region.
2 - International Staff Week “MaGIC International Mobility: Green, Innovative, Challenging” from 7th to 11th May 2023.
This event is aimed at creating network opportunities and sharing best practices. The programme included workshops and sessions on innovative ways of learning and realizing international experiences: approaches to microcredentials, challenge-based learning case studies, sustainable and green mobility.
3 - The focus of the 2022 edition of the #ErasmusDays UniTrento was dedicated to make mobility more sustainable and reduce the impact on the host institution/territory.
4 - During the International Staff Week from 12 to 17 June 2022 we worked on proposing solutions for a series of sustainability issues in UniTrento.
5 - A guided visit to the section of the Museum dedicated to climate change and the laboratory “Your dinner matters!”. The visit was a great success among the participants, through a practical activity, have learned how the food you eat influences the environment.