Following thecall for projects "Défis Verts 2021" aimed at students and staff of the University of Montpellier to propose projects aiming at improving sustainability on their university campus, 12 quality projects (visible on the UNI-ECO online platform ) have been proposed, in response to the 4 thematic challenges set this year.

  1. Practices that will bring the university closer to zero waste
  2. Reducing the carbon footprint of transport at the university
  3. Actions to enhance and improve biodiversity
  4. Reducing the ecological footprint of university catering

The UNI-ECO selection committee met on 7 April 2021 and decided to support and accompany the formalisation of the following projects:

  1. MOBILAN: A carbon footprint simulator in the form of a web application to raise students' awareness of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by their mobility.
  2. Ressourcerie Etudiante Solidaire (RES): A resourcerie project focusing on furniture for students at the University of Montpellier.
  3. Bouge ta Finance: Creation of a tool to open up Green Finance to fight against global warming and environmental degradation.
  4. Les nichoirs de l'espoir / Chouette une crécerelle ! / IUTBioNature: Manufacture and installation of nesting boxes and insect hotels in the green spaces of the different sites of the University of Montpellier. As these three projects have similar objectives, they are invited to complement each other and combine their strengths.
  5. MAYA: Installing an apiary with five beehives on the campus of the IUT in Montpellier

The selected projects will now enter a maturation phase and will be submitted again to the UNI-ECO committee in mid-June 2021. The best teams will have the opportunity to present their project to an international community at the UNI-ECO summer school in July and will benefit from personalised coaching, thus having a unique opportunity for international networking.

Do not hesitate to follow the progress of the selected projects by participating in the Living Labs (anyone with an institutional e-mail address can create a profile and comment on the projects in progress).