Green Travel - Tips for sustainable travel
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Getting to know other countries offers a lot of added value, but of course there is no way around sustainability - so we recommend fairtravel :)
... and if you travel to your host institution, you may find even more sustainable ways to do so. We look forward to innovative ideas: erasmus(at)boku.ac.at (for outgoing students) or erasmustoboku(at)boku.ac.at (for incoming students)
7 tips for more sustainable travel
- Fly as seldom as possible (avoid short-haul flights)
- Compensate your flights
- Good travel preparation (bus, train, bicycle)
- Less luggage is often more
- Digital information is enough
- Even nearby destinations can be exciting
- Use public transport and bicycles on-site
BOKU Sustainability Award 2023
Category Ecological & Social Responsibility in University Operations - Submission deadline: 15 September 2023
You have made a study trip (Erasmus+ semester, research stays, ...) or business trip without airplane or other emission-intensive means of transport? Or you did not make a trip for sustainability reasons, but were able to achieve the expected positive effects of the trip in another way? Then enter now for the BOKU Sustainability Award 2023 in the category "Ecological and social responsibility in university operations - sustainable and virtual study and business trips" and convince the jury of your sustainable or virtual trip.
The Green Erasmus Portal has been developed to provide students with concrete information on how to be sustainable before, during and after their Erasmus experience.
Use the portal to find out tips and tricks to act sustainably, and useful resources for more information and get involved! You can also play games and test your sustainability knowledge through the Green Erasmus Quiz!
Climate protection at the BOKU
- What do the terms climate protection and climate neutrality mean for BOKU? BOKU on its way to climate neutrality.
- BOKU's Sustainability Strategy envisions a climate neutral university until 2030.
- BOKU projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America already save 150,000 tonnes of CO2, you can find out more about them here.
- It is not just about compensation for greenhouse gases, innovative participatory climate protection projects facilitate structural change.
Scholarships for sustainable travel
- Did you know? Erasmus+ supports sustainable travel (bus, train, carpooling or similar) for students with a single payment of € 50,- as of 2021/22 (please, keep your receipts!), this top-up to the Erasmus grant will be payed upon return. For detailed information, please click here.
- A top-up to the travel support is also paid out for Erasmus+ staff mobilities if travel is sustainable. Information on the subsidy amounts can be found here.
- Some of the main topics of the new Erasmus+ programme period 2021-21 are concerned with sustainability and climate protection: "green mobility", "green skills", sustainable projects and digital transformation.
- ÖH and other BOKU stakeholders support the BOKU CO2 compensation system.
BOKU students & (Green) Travel
- Vienna-New Zealand in 14 days: traveling (as a convinced climate activist) and sustainability, how does that work? - (m) a naive attempt
- Webinar May 2020 on Greener Mobility
- General travel experiences and tips "Why is it worthwhile to take bus, train and co?",
- blog entry "Air travel and a guilty conscience?"
- Blog entry "The impact of sustainable travel"
- Blog entry "14 apps for your eco-conscious journey"