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We regularly organise or are present at events such as the Day of Sustainability, co-creation sessions, special lectures and more.

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Earth insurance series

This year, the Green Office hosts a series of events around the theme ‘Earth insurance’. It is looking at our planet from an economist’s perspective, which renders interesting insights. The theme is well summarized by this quote on the book ‘Climate Shock’:

‘If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you’d take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you’d re-evaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there’s a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren’t we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future–why not our planet?’

We want to delve into this subject in more depth during the course of the year. In October, around the national Day of Sustainability, we had a kick-off event in the form of a documentary night, starting on a positive note by showing everything that is already being done to ‘insure’ the precious green and blue marble we live on. The highlight of this series will be a symposium with various speakers on the topic and professionals from the field to fully experience everything this subject covers.

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