Sustainable Introduction Time
The Sustainable Introduction Time (DIT) is a sustainability competition between student introduction weeks from different cities. Introduction weeks battle for the award: ‘Most Sustainable Introduction week’. Student and study organisations can send in a best practice during the introduction weeks to compete for the ‘best practice prize’.
The goal of the DIT is to make incoming students more aware of sustainability. The DIT takes place during the introduction weeks in August. At that time thousands of students get in touch for the first time with a taste of the student life. These weeks are full with activities and parties, sustainability can easily get a place in this. That’s why we challenge all introduction weeks to take part in the DIT!
The DIT started in 2012 and 2013 by a campaign company called EEN. Prior to 2021, the DIT was called the DIS (Duurzame Introductie Stunt, or Sustainable Introduction Stunt). Together with our partners UMEF and GDO, we organised the sustainability battle between introduction weeks and student associations since 2014. The concept used to include study associations and student associations as well, but since 2021 the competition focusses on the introduction weeks as they have the greatest reach. All introduction weeks in the Netherlands that meet certain criteria are automatically included in the sustainability ranking, but active participation ensures a higher score. There are prizes for the first, second and third place. There is an additional best practice prize for which student and study associations can submit an entry. As the introduction weeks mostly take place in August, the deadline for sending in best practices is the beginning of september. In October, the prizes will be awarded during the DIT awardshow. For more information on the DIT, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
33 student organisations have worked on making student life more sustainable during the past summer. They did that either by making their introduction week more sustainable or by organising a sustainable stunt. On October 9 2019, Studenten voor Morgen award the ‘Sustainable Introduction Stunt Awards’ to the 3 winners.
- Most Sustainable Introduction Week: Radboud University Nijmegen
- Most Sustainable Introduction Stunt: U.V.S.V. Utrecht
- Social Impact Price: STORM Utrecht
The 2019 edition had 23 participants. The winners of the SIS 2018 are:
- Most Sustainable Introduction Week: INKOM Maastricht (750€)
- Most Sustainable Introduction Stunt: STORM Utrecht (750€)
- Social Impact Price: D.S.R.V. Laga (500€ + Waka Waka’s)