Since the start of academic year 2019-2020 LUGO started working on two SMART-goals to increase the effect of our work. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Below, the goals fort the current academic year are explained.
Reduction of single use coffee cups
The goal is to reduce single use coffee cup use both at the university cafés and cofee machines.
Current progress: The LUGO team has investigated the possibilities of receiving a small discount on your beverage when bringing your own reusable cup to the coffee machines ( similarly done at University Utrecht ). However due to the main provider MAAS, this deemed to be impossibe on the short run. What we can still do as consumers is to ensure that we re-use our single use coffee cup. How? Read more about this topic here.
As for the university cafés, the LUGO team is working with the University Services Department ( Universitair Facilitair Bedrijf- UFB) on the launching of sustainable reusable coffee cups at the university restaurants.
Another initiative, which has been also stimulated by the student parties ONS and LVS, is to increase the use of reusable cups. A pilot where coffee machines will accept our own coffee mugs will start in September 2020. Read more about this story here.
Vegetarian Fridays at the University PURE restaurants
The goal is to work towards the implementation of of one weekday where all the PURE restaurants serve solely vegetarian meals.
Current progress: The LUGO team has been working hard on achieving this goal with the help of the University Services Department ( Universitair Facilitair Bedrijf- UFB). As of now, there is a trial period in the cafés* KOG , Lipsius & PDLC where only vegetarian food is sold. Should this trial be successful, there is a possibility of further expansion. You as a consumer have the power to decide the future of this SMART goal!