ZERO-WASTE

GRADUATION AT AAU

Zero-waste graduation with Aalborg University

In 2019, INGA members about to graduate from their Master studies wanted to reduce the impact of graduation ceremonies at Aalborg University. The main aim of this graduation ceremony was to raise awareness around the issue of waste.

Zero Waste Graduation
Zero Waste Graduation

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Kat and Lousie
Kat and Lousie

Raising awareness of waste-related issues at the AAU Graduation Ceremony.

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Decorations at CREATE
Decorations at CREATE

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Zero Waste Graduation
Zero Waste Graduation

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Reducing waste and raising awareness of waste-related issues: 

 

Graduation ceremonies at Aalborg University usually involve a lot of disposable and one-off plastic decorations. Therefore, INGA wanted to reduce waste as much as possible by reusing leftover paper from the architecture workshops in the CREATE building.

 

Using origami as a way to decorate the ceremony, INGA and other student volunteers folded over a couple of hundred origami paper balls as decoration, paper flowers instead of real flowers.

In addition, the project involved the development of a phone app to avoid printing paper programs. To prevent the use of disposable plastic cups, jugs of water and glass cups were used.  

LOCATION:

Aalborg, Denmark

DATE:

July 1st - 2019

PROJECT FACILITATOR:

Kat and Louise

TEAM MEMBERS:

Kat, Louise, Tatiana, Ricardo, Soo,  (and many other AAU students who helped fold origami balls).

PARTNERS: