Help Make UZH Sustainable

Sustainable development will only be possible if we succeed in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this goal, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced. In the long term, UZH's strongest lever to contribute to this global goal is its core tasks in research and teaching. However, it is important to also consistently reduce UZH's own carbon footprint to set an example. The following figure from the current sustainability report shows the emissions in tons of CO2 equivalents of various activities at UZH.

Greenhouse gas emissions from UZH in tons of CO2 equivalents. Source: UZH Sustainability Report 2019/2020
Greenhouse gas emissions from UZH in tons of CO2 equivalents. Source: UZH Sustainability Report 2019/2020

On the following pages you can find concrete tips for making UZH sustainable. You can also declare a self-commitment for your contribution towards a sustainable UZH and get inspired by the self-commitments of other UZH members.

Making UZH sustainable

Voluntary self-commitments