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Student environmental department

Stand with clothes for exchange in the reception area of the University of Jena Stand with clothes for exchange in the reception area of the University of Jena Image: Pauline Häßler

The Environmental Department is committed to sustainable thinking and action at the University of Jena. The main topics are ecology, appreciation of nature, reduction of resource consumption and the socio-ecological transformation. The environmental department wants to consider both the ecological and the social dimension of sustainability.
Specifically, the environmental department advocates for more regional, organic, and vegan food in Jena's dining halls and promotes awareness of ecology and sustainability among students. If you are interested in joining the unit, feel free to visit the associated website

Students + for Future Jena

Logo of the Students+ For Future Jena Logo of the Students+ For Future Jena Image: Students+ for Future Jena

The Students+ for Future Jena see themselves as part of the Germany-wide and global Students and Fridays for Future movement. As such, they recognize the climate crisis as an existential and globally massively unjust threat to people and societies worldwide. They fight for a future worth living for all and global climate justice. The + in the name should make it clear that they welcome not only students, but also interested people of all ages and backgrounds.

Information on how to get in touch with Students+ for Future Jena can be found here.

Enactus Jena

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Enactus Jena is a non-profit initiative that organizes various social as well as sustainable projects with an entrepreneurial approach. In this way, the students make an important contribution to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
One of these projects is Bag-Sharing. The aim of this is to establish a deposit system for cloth bags, initially in Jena and in the future beyond. The multiple use of the bags is intended to save valuable resources and energy.

To join Enactus Jena feel free to contact them. 

Health for Future Jena

Das Team der Health For Future Gruppe Jena Das Team der Health For Future Gruppe Jena Image: Paula Tomasini

Climate protection is health protection. For this reason, the Health for Future Group in Jena has come together as a working group of the Medical Student Council. As future doctors, they see it as their ethical duty to draw attention to this crisis and to make political and university policy demands.

If you are interested in getting to know HFF then feel free to contact them by mail or on Instagram.