At repair workshops, citizens are committed to avoiding waste. (Photo: “District Future – Urban Lab”, KIT)
Outdoor living rooms, smart houses, and environmentally compatible cement: On July 11 and 12, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will show how diverse sustainability may be. Sustainability does not only play a role in climate research or energy production, it is also relevant to sports, health care, or economy. This will be demonstrated by guided visits, presentations, and join-in events at KIT, to which the population of Karlsruhe is cordially invited. KIT’s program is part of the 2014 Sustainability Days organized by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection, and the Energy Sector.
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.