April 24, 2015
As part of CEU's weeklong celebration of Earth Day 2015, students and administrators created a community garden at the CEU Residence Center. At the April 23 event, members of the CEU community planted herbs, edible plants and flowers in the green space behind the dorm, located in Budapest's 10th district. Coriander, chive, rosemary, basil, strawberry, corn salad, rocket, thyme, lemon balm, chili peppers, seeds of sunflower, dill, roses, sunflowers, and hibiscus were available for students to plant.
April 20, 2015
Kicking off a week of celebration and activism in honor of Earth Day, CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei joined U.S. Ambassador Colleen Bell and 5th district Mayor Peter Szentgyorgyvolgyi to plant a "Tree of Friendship" in Szabadsag ter (Freedom Square). After the white magnolia tree was planted, CEU student volunteers helped prepare the park for spring by planting dozens of small bushes and plants.
March 10, 2015
Many community members are already using the bike-parking area located on the ground floor of Oktober 6 utca 7. To aid bike commuters, Sustainable CEU has installed a bike pump in the bike-parking area that is compatible with most types of air valves. Please see the user's guide for directions on how to use the pump with your bike tire type: Bike Pump User Guide
February 9, 2015
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell opened a climate change event at CEU Feb. 2, introducing Andrew Gillespie of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Gillespie said science backs up the fact that humans have adversely affected the climate and that the changes are happening at a rapid and alarming pace.
January 26, 2015
In line with CEU's strategic sustainability goals, the U.S. Department of State's Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health (ESTH) Hub for Central and Eastern Europe has partnered with the University to provide a $30,000 grant to support a Sustainable University Network (SUN) of student environmental groups in Hungary. SUN will promote civic responsibility among future decision-makers in Hungary by developing leadership skills, promoting sustainable development training, and reinforcing a shared commitment to environmental stewardship.