Environment working group within the Students’ Council at Burg Giebichenstein
University of Art and Design Halle, burggruen(at)  burg-halle.  de

Our aims

BURGgrün is a free association of students from the faculties of Art and Design at Burg Giebichenstein. We would like to make our university more climate-friendly and to encourage the people who study, teach and work here to act in an ecological and sustainable manner. We are part of the Netzwerk Klimagerechte Hochschule [Climate-friendly university network].

We have been active since October 2009 as a working group within the Students’ Council and we highlight environmental issues in the everyday running of the university. Our information material, campaign weeks (Organic Action Days and Electricity Changeover Week) and film seasons (in cooperation with the ‘Kino120.A’ cinema) encourage people to reflect upon environmental issues and to consider how we can best protect and conserve the environment. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the debate!

We hold discussions with the university administration and the Students’ Union and do what we can to promote higher ecological standards for the food in the canteens or to encourage the university to choose a green electricity supplier, for example. We document the progress we have made on these issues and plan to make this information available to the entire university community.

If you would like to be kept in touch and to receive information about our events, please join our groups on Facebook or StudiVZ. Our group is open to all of you and to your input. We are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions!

Get in touch and get involved!


Villa, Anbau, (Stura)Raum 114, Neuwerk 7
burggruen(at)  burg-halle.  de

Social networks

Facebook, StudiVZ, Brug-Blog

BURGgrün Library

We have a small collection of books and DVDs on the subjects of the environment and sustainability.If any of these items catch your interest, you can also get in touch by e-mail.

Books: Grafikdesign – nachhaltig
[Graphic design – Sustainably]

DVDs: Let's make money; Plastic Planet; The Cove;
The End of the Line; The Strange Disappearance of the Bees;
Waste: The Nuclear Nightmare; Uranium – is it a country?