The current society is living on the costs of future generations. Problems such as environmental pollution and climate change are getting visible and their impact on our lives increase. It is definitely time for a change and young people have to drive it to save their own future.
A major raise in awareness of young people to a more sustainable lifestyle can be done during higher education. This is where the concept of a sustainability week comes into action: A group of voluntary students organises a week full of interesting events and activities in order to raise awareness of students, university employees and even broad public for sustainability. All week organisers have to obey a code of conduct including guidelines for a fair, responsible and sustainable organisation. All events must be free of charge for visitors and should be open to interested public as well.