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We organised the first big student climate protest in Rotterdam. We did it again together with other activists in the Rotterdam Climate Coalition. And we have something else big coming up... Sign up to our newsletter to stay updated.
We are Erasmus Change. Together, we are standing up for climate justice. Our generation cannot and will not stay passive.
We are a diverse group of people. We organise ourselves in various working groups so that we can all contribute in our own way.
This is what we stand for:
Human-induced climate change is real. We oppose the denial of facts. We will base our stances on scientifically obtained knowledge.
Climate action should be taken right now. Every day of delay makes the climate crisis less likely to be solved.
The climate transition has to be just. Polluters pay. Wealth and income inequality as a result of climate change must be prevented.
We demand system change. Responsibility must not be put only on the individual - we need political action as well. Involvement both within and outside the current political landscape is required. Civil disobedience is an acceptable form of political action.
We are a peaceful movement. We do not allow the use of violence in our name.
We’re a little terrified, yet excited and hopeful for our future. Seeing so many join our movement encourages us to keep fighting. Power to the people.
Together, we can make change possible. Every bit of help is appreciated. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.
We have a genral WhatsApp group and chat groups for the various working groups. Send us a message to be added. Briefly introduce yourself and state which working group you would like to join.
Join one of our working groups, or start your own! We have three categories. Firstly, we make concrete change possible at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Secondly, we raise political awareness about the climate crisis. Thirdly, there are working groups concerned with the organisation of Erasmus Change.
Bank Switch Program: We make it easier for students so switch to good banks.
Catering & Cafeteria: We want to make vegan the default option, and we draw attention to excessive packaging material.
Investment Transparency: We investigate whether our university's money is managed by a green bank. Chiara is contact person.
Waste Disposal & Energy: We investigate our university's recycling and energy policy.
Municipality Rotterdam: We stay up to date about local political developments, so that we can make concrete demands using protests and petitions.
Civil Disobedience: We organise actions such as sit-ins to create awareness. Anne is spokesperson.
Communication: We manage both internal and external communication. We send newsletters and keep our social media and website up to date. We also keep in touch with other (green) organisations. Joppe is spokesperson.
Finance: We manage our donations and expenses. Check out our transparency report below for more information. Anouk is spokesperson.
All our documents, including minutes of our meetings, can be found in our shared Google Drive folder. We have a shared document where we collect interesting green events. You can add your own events as well. We will send an overview via our newsletter.
Whenever possible, we communicate using Signal instead of WhatsApp. Join us at one of our General Assemblies to meet us in person!
We have made a contact list of climate action groups and local news media. We are part of the Rotterdam Climate Coalition (a collaboration project of green organisations in Rotterdam).
We manage our finances using a dedicated bank account at Bunq. Anouk Rialan, Eloïse Richard, Joppe Hoekstra, and Anne Ruijter manage this account. Bunq invests the money that is stored on our bank account only in green companies. We will regularly publish financial reports. Don't hesitate to contact Anouk for more information.
Every now and then we need to buy small things such as banner material, green vests, and snacks for our events. Since we're all student, most of us don't have a lot of money. That is why we try to share the burden as much as possible. Every small contribution is appreciated: bunq.me/erasmuschange