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Towards a greener INKOM

We always aspire to make the INKOM more sustainable.

 

One of the areas of focus of the Work Group INKOM is to contribute to the debate about sustainability within the Maastricht (student) life. As the organization of the INKOM, we try to reduce the impact of the event on the environment as much as possible. The body of thought behind our efforts is twofold: on the one hand we try to reduce the ecological footprint of the INKOM, on the other hand we try to create awareness amongst the students. The Work Group INKOM is working towards a sustainable INKOM in various ways, ranging from sustainable printing to the separation of waste. Below you can read about the various efforts, including cooperation with sustainable partners.

Printed matters

All printed matters of the INKOM, ranging from posters to the annual information guide, are being printed on paper which carries a FSC-hallmark. This means that the paper originated from responsibly managed forests.

MECC-parties

During the INKOM, two MECC-parties take place for more than 5.000 students, which need a lot of energy. Since 2010, the MECC Maastricht holds the ‘Golden’ Green Key, the highest achievable international hallmark representing sustainable business operations in the hospitality industry. In order to be eligible for the Green Key, businesses must take many measures to address environmental management and CSR.

MECC Maastricht saves energy, takes a critical view at refuse streams and informs its guests about this topic and its HR policy also embraces sustainability as a common good. This helps the organization guarantee a reduced environmental impact through such tools as CO2 reduction.

Waste separation

All waste that is produced on INKOM grounds is separated by the waste processing company Weerts.

INKOM 2017 - Festival
INKOM 2017 - Festival
INKOM 2017 - Festival
INKOM 2017 - Festival
INKOM 2017 - Day @ the Uni
INKOM 2017 - Day @ the Uni
INKOM 2017 - CultiFest
INKOM 2017 - CultiFest
INKOM 2017 - CultiFest
INKOM 2017 - CultiFest
INKOM 2017 - Comedy Night
INKOM 2017 - Comedy Night