Act Aware is Leiden University College’s green committee originally founded by LUC students. The committee’s aim is to make the LUC community more sustainable through facilitating active changes and informing students about living sustainably. As a part of their actions, Act Aware has introduced LUC’s own compost bin that can be used by the residents and is negotiating with the town hall to get recycling bins for the building as well. On a smaller scale, the committee hosts small events such as movie screenings, workshops and discussions, all related to sustainability.
As the name suggests Act Aware tries to raise awareness of environmental problems and through it encourages students to live more sustainably. By influencing the actions of individuals, the committee strives to help shape a responsible and environmentally conscious community. A large, active student body like that attending Leiden University College is the perfect place to implement real changes, sure to have long-lasting impacts.
Sustainable Cities and Communities: Act Aware helps shape a sustainable community, by informing its member about the environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Responsible Consumptionand Production: Informing students about responsible consumption methods such as second-hand shopping or upcycling items that would have otherwise been discarded shapes the individual’s consumption behavior.
Climate Action: Informing students on how they can act more sustainably leads to an increased level of action for climate protection.