Student project for more sustainable thinking and acting in everyday life
Plant a Seed: The campus as an urban field
The first potatoes, tomatoes, beans and the like are already growing in the raised beds in front of the Munich Audimax in the summer. In the video on Plant a Seed's Kick-Off , student Veronica Becker (Environmental Engineering) and her project team describe the path from idea to implementation - and show what their idea of sustainable transformation on campus looks like. For Becker, it was clear from the start: "We have the know-how, we have so many different degree programs. If they all work together, we can actually build a project like this."
The interdisciplinary project is supported by the TUM Sustainability Office and by teachers and researchers from various departments. That's because "Plant a Seed" offers plenty of material for theses and research projects by students from all disciplines. Lecturer Dr. Pamela Durán Díaz is enthusiastic: "It's fascinating and it’s related to many fields, it’s transdisciplinary. It’s getting our hands into the ground and working together to make a real change”.
The project marks the launch of the first component of the Sustainable Living Labs, a student initiative that won an award at the first TUM Future Learning Initiative in 2020.