Sustainability Committee (GECCO)

Are you interested in working on green solutions for university problems?

Then GECCO might be the right place for you.

Never heard of GECCO?

We are the Universalis Sustainability Committee of University College Maastricht – or simply a student group which is keen on learning more around the theme of sustainability.

Our mission:

In general we are organising events and campaigns around the theme of sustainability. We aim at improving the resource efficiency at UCM and the University as a whole, help our fellow students to do their part in reducing their environmental footprint and organize events to inform them about issues of social and environmental sustainability. It is our deep belief that making small steps towards a more sustainable world are of great importance.

What do we do?

Our current projects include projects concerning the waste of paper as for instance the e- reader market, Sustainable Study Material Sale (available at the Universalis Office during opening hours) and additionally the reminders about not wasting paper towels in UCM’s restrooms. At the same time, we are supporting a lot of projects addressing local and organic food. Such projects are for example fair friday, every days organic apple sale in the common room, the vending machine offering organic snacks, and as well GECCO socials as for instance diverse sustainable dinners and BBQs. In addition, GECCO organizes a variety of other campaigns and projects, as the swap shop or stoppers for the folding tables in the lecture hall so that now the lights are not switched on every time you leave your seat. However, we are still discussing new proposals and are open for any new motivation. In this case, feel free to come up with your own ideas!

Who are we looking for?

GECCO is working on a project basis. This means, that everyone in GECCO can choose from different projects that are on the table. These projects are everyone’s ideas combined. Consequently we look for people that are intrinsically motivated to do something for a more sustainable UCM. Don ́t worry, it is not a lot of work as long as you are committed by heart and have time for a laugh while working. At least you should know that you do not have to be afraid of being not super vegan or a hippie recycler. We also have social meetings with all members of GECCO, to just hang out together and have some drinks. The quintessence of GECCO is to empower people in their thinking about sustainable issues in all their diversity, while being together with an awesome group of people to have fun with.

Maastricht’s Green Zone:

The Sustainability Movement in Maastricht is divided into a lot of exciting organizations, such as the Green Office, Oikos, SIFE, NovUM, Demotech or the Student Workforce. Dive into this community, get inspired and realize your very own ideas! Members of GECCO continue to cooperate with the Green Office and other student organizations of Maastricht.

Curious?

For more current information check out our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/GECCO.UCM

Come to the GREEN side!

Cheers
Your Geccos

And here they are! New members of the Social Board have been officially passed and are currently being transitioned into their new positions!
Here's your Social Board for the Spring semester:

Bojana Raković - President
Ruben Dominguez Payne - Secretary
Hannah Grijns - Treasurer
Eleanor M. Kelly - Acquisition Executive
Stephen A. McCarthy - External Executive
Paulina Raniecka - Social Executive
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Hello hello sweet UCMers!!

First of all, Happy New Year! We all hope you are well rested and have had beautiful holidays :)
After the holiday season bliss, we are back for a fresh start in project period... which consists of electing your new boards! Let's be real, this is important - so show up at the Election GA this week! During this GA, we will be electing a new Independent Body as well as new Universalis Social Board and Academic Council Members. Please check out the policy manual on our website to see how the election procedures work. You can also find all of the other updated and relevant information at our website: ucmsauniversalis.com/ucmsa-universalis/documents/

The proposed Social Board members:
Secretary - Ruben Dominguez Payne
Treasurer - Hannah Grijns
Acquisitions Executive - Eleanor Kelly

The proposed Academic Council members:
Treasurer - Paul Grass
Events Coordinator - Freya Walker
Internal Executive - Erick Jackaman

The proposed Independent Body members:
Chih-Hsi Hu
Nina Hanz
Thilo Buchholz

Of course, there will be drinks and snacks afterwards! See you there!

Lots of love,
Your Universalis Board
xoxo
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Election GA!

January 10, 2018, 6:30pm - January 10, 2018, 1:30pm

Hello hello sweet UCMers!! First of all, Happy New Year! We all hope you are well rested and have had beautiful holidays :) After the holiday season bliss, we are back for a fresh start in project period... which consists of electing your new boards! Let's be real, this is important - so show up at the Election GA this week! During this GA, we will be electing a new Independent Body as well as new Universalis Social Board and Academic Council Members. Please check out the policy manual on our website to see how the election procedures work. You can also find all of the other updated and relevant information at our website: ucmsauniversalis.com/ucmsa-universalis/documents/ The proposed Social Board members: Secretary - Ruben Dominguez Payne Treasurer - Hannah Grijns Acquisitions Executive - Eleanor Kelly The proposed Academic Council members: Treasurer - Paul Grass Events Coordinator - Freya Walker Internal Executive - Erick Jackaman The proposed Independent Body members: Chih-Hsi Hu Nina Hanz Thilo Buchholz Of course, there will be drinks and snacks afterwards! See you there! Lots of love, Your Universalis Board xoxo

The Festive and Frosty season is about to start! We're hitting the capital 'F' with a lot of fun events prepared just for you, sweet ucmers! To warm this cold time we are presenting the Winter Week - week full of attractions, beer/gluhwein/cocoa and Christmas songs!

Make sure to check the schedule and celebrate the beginning of winter with our community! For those who can't wait the first event is happening already on this Saturday(2.12) with our beautiful Winter Gala!

Tune in for more!
Your Social Board

Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Sustainable Wrapping Paper Workshop
Gluhwein Workshop: www.facebook.com/events/1769097690059273/
Ice Skating: EXCO goes ICE-SKATING
Cocoa Ceremony: Cacao + Mindfulness Meditation
Winter Soiree: UCM Winter Soirée
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UCM Winter Week

December 4, 2017, 10:30am - December 8, 2017, 1:30pm

The Festive and Frosty season is about to start! We're hitting the capital 'F' with a lot of fun events prepared just for you, sweet ucmers! To warm this cold time we are presenting the Winter Week - week full of attractions, beer/gluhwein/cocoa and Christmas songs! Make sure to check the schedule and celebrate the beginning of winter with our community! For those who can't wait the first event is happening already on this Saturday(2.12) with our beautiful Winter Gala! Tune in for more! Your Social Board Sustainable Wrapping Paper: www.facebook.com/events/159628627979026/ Gluhwein Workshop: www.facebook.com/events/1769097690059273/ Ice Skating: www.facebook.com/events/146980832599444/ Cocoa Ceremony: www.facebook.com/events/166351297290084/ Winter Soiree: www.facebook.com/events/321618651654259/

The festive time has come to UCM!
Make sure to celebrate the end of the Winter Week with your fellow students. Come to the Common Room and enjoy Cato food, choir singing, fairy lights and (most probably) some glitter!
Tickets: 2 euros
Feel the winter spirit, feel the warmth and all the love of this season!

See you there!
Your Charity Committee and Social Board
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UCM Winter Soirée

December 8, 2017, 6:30pm - December 8, 2017, 1:30pm

The festive time has come to UCM! Make sure to celebrate the end of the Winter Week with your fellow students. Come to the Common Room and enjoy Cato food, choir singing, fairy lights and (most probably) some glitter! Tickets: 2 euros Feel the winter spirit, feel the warmth and all the love of this season! See you there! Your Charity Committee and Social Board

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