Sustainability in the dorms

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Dorms for the Climate!

Energy-Saving Competition of the dorms

Join the cross-dormitory energy-saving competition and win prize money for a dormitory party with your dorm! You've all surely
noticed: energy is currently scarce and expensive. So it's high time
to do something! If you and all dorm residents save just a little
energy, it adds up to a lot together.

So be active and participate in the cross-dormitory energy-saving competition. Face the challenge together, save valuable energy,
and spare your wallet.

From May 2023 to mid-June 2023, all dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Freiburg will compete against each other in an energy-saving competition.

How does it work?


Climate Rave with award ceremony of the energy saving competition "Dorms for the Climate!"

On June 27th, SWFR organized an energy self-sufficient bicycle-powered Climate Rave in the MensaGarten as part of the summer festival week: On Frelo stationary bicycles provided by VAG, motivated cyclists produced the electricity for our DJ Roberto through the device of Solare Zukunft e.V.. On site, CampusGrün provided additional entertainment with their interactive booth throwing cans. Almost 250 guests celebrated sustainability together as well as the motto of the evening: Body and Energy. Our sustainability manager was also available to exchange ideas with students during the evening. Thanks to our sponsor Elektrizitätswerke Schönau and the generous provision of bicycles by VAG, the evening was a complete success.

The occasion of the evening was the award ceremony of the winning dormitory of the energy saving competition of all Freiburg dormitories of SWFR, which was held from May to mid-June 2023. The prize money for a dormitory event was awarded to the village council of the Oikos student house in Vauban. This was able to save 0.44% of their electricity consumption per inhabitant:in the initial period (11.4.-2.5.) over the entire measurement period (2.5.-13.6).


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