EMAS environmental seal for the Leuphana

2020-07-25 The Leuphana University of Lüneburg continues on the road to success with its environmental management system. This was the result of this year's assessment of its environmental performance by the environmental expert Dr. Burkhard Kühnemann and once again awarded Leuphana the seal of the EC Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

Flowers on Leuphana campus. ©Leuphana/Gregor Jaap
Flowers on Leuphana campus.

The environmental verifier was particularly impressed by the "Lebenswelt Campus" project and the sustainability strategy of the general university sport. Kühnemann also highlighted the transdisciplinary project "Zukunftsstadt 2030+". This aims to develop a sustainable Lüneburg in 2030. All over the city, 17 #Lüneburg solutions are currently being implemented in practice and scientifically investigated. All citizens are called upon to actively participate in concrete projects. Thus Lüneburg is a real laboratory for design and learning processes for the local implementation of SDGs. 

The university has also been successful again with the "classic environmental goals": For example, electricity and heat could be saved and almost 100 percent recycled paper was used. All in all, Kühnemann noted very positively that Leuphana is also making an impact on society in all these projects by involving students through teaching or through initiatives, by making an impact in the city through various channels and also nationally and internationally.

For 20 years, the university has had a certified environmental management system in accordance with the guidelines of the EC regulation "Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)". In order to retain this seal of approval, an external audit by a state-approved environmental verifier must take place regularly.

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Leuphana honey 2020 for sale - rich and sweet harvest: beekeeper Eva Völler has flung the spring dress of her biotope garden bees. The honey can be bought in Studio 21 for four euros. Empty glasses can also be returned there.