Sustainability

More sustainable buildings, hackathons to find new solutions and ideas, encourage waste separation, a Climate Neutral city by 2030. And much more.

The world as we know is in great danger. Air pollution has made it nearly impossible to breathe safely in some dense cities around the world. For example, in Beijing, walking around the city with breathing masks due to bad air quality has become a part of everyday life. We are faced with environmental issues such as rising sea levels and global warming. This all raises the question of how we will deal with these problems and move towards the future in a sustainable way.

Bond voor Studenten Actie is aware of these problems and sets the environment and sustainability on top of its agenda. We do not only support the initiative to make The Hague ‘Climate Neutral’ in 2030, but we believe it is imperative to achieve important steps towards this as soon as possible. We need to solve the environmental problems immediately, to keep our planet livable for future generations!

We aim to create a platform where students can collaborate with the Municipality on issues relating to environment and sustainability. Students can brainstorm these issues and come up with ideas to help make The Hague more sustainable. For example, with our Think Thank students have a platform to come up with innovative ideas contribute to the environmental debate. Other initiatives include promoting recycling wastewater and the use of solar panels and roof tiles with solar cells.

One of our main concerns is, that sustainable technologies are not easily available for everybody. BSA is aware of that and we believe that everybody who lives in The Hague should be able to live a more sustainable lifestyle. In order to achieve this, we want the Municipality to play a key role in the spread of sustainable technology in The Hague. Join us in our effort to use knowledge and creativity to tackle climate change!

To make this a reality, Bond voor Studenten Actie wants to undertake the following actions:

  • Organising brainstorms, hackathons, and competitions for start-ups and students as innovative means to work towards a more sustainable city.
  • Making all new construction projects comply with sustainability guidelines
  • Turning large glass surfaces into energy-generating glass. If purchased in bulk, this can be affordable for both organisations and individuals.
  • Introducing incentives such as tax breaks and subsidies for homeowners and corporations working towards making their properties more sustainable.
  • Setting up a reward programme for the city residents to encourage waste-separation and recycling efforts.
  • Exploring new waste-burning methods that can generate energy for The Hague as well.