For general information about the UNICA GREEN initiative, please write to Ms Marta Rachlewicz (UNICA Secretariat): marta.rachlewicz@unica-network.eu

UNICA GREEN CHAIRS

Delphine Douçot (Université de Lausanne):
delphine.douçot@unil.ch

Delphine graduated in Environmental Engineering in 2008 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL). She then worked for a consulting company specialised in industrial ecology in Geneva and for an engineering firm in Neuchâtel. She also worked in India for environmental NGO working in waste management and sustainable tourism.
IN 2012, she joined the UNIL and its new vice-rector in charge of Sustainability and Campus Management as Sustainability Deputy. Her first task is to developed the sustainable policy of this university and promote sustainability in the fields of teaching, research and campus management.

Rebecca Lefevere (Vrije Universiteit Brussel):
rebecca.lefevere@vub.ac.be

CORE GROUP MEMBERS

Bojan Baletic (University of Zagreb):
bbaletic@arhitekt.hr

Stefano Cordiner (University of Rome "Tor Vergata"):
cordiner@uniroma2.it

Stefano graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy in 1989 and received a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. In 2003 he has been appointed Associate Professor in Fluid Machinery and Energy Conversion at Engineering Faculty of the University of Rome Tor Vergata were he was Senior Researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since the 1994 . In June 2010 he won a national competition for a Full Professor chair and is actually waiting for his enrolment in the new role. Dr Cordiner research activities are directed to understanding the characteristics of energy conversion systems and their interactions with the environment. Dr. Cordiner has authored or co-authored over 110 publications in this field. Dr. Cordiner is the Energy Manager for the University of Rome Tor Vergata and for the University Policlinic. In this role he is driving a number of energy efficiency processes aiming to reduce the energy consumption and the CO2 emissions of University buildings. For the University Campus he is developing an innovative Biomass fuelled Combined Heat and Power Plant delivering the heating and refrigerating requirements of the Campus.

Martina Cvitanović (University of Zagreb):
martinac@unizg.hr

Alexandra Demoustiez (Université libre de Bruxelles):
alexandra.demoustiez@ulb.ac.be

Alexandra works as Environment Coordinator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She is the Director of Coordination environnementale, a department in charge of implementing and managing the environmental management of all ULB sites. She holds a Master degree in Economics & Management and a Master in Environment. After 18 years in the private sector, and convinced by environmental concerns, she did a U-turn in her career choosing to implement and manage the environmental policy of ULB, a challenging and fascinating work!
Alexandra believes in exchanges and partnerships between Universities in order to build a constructive network helping universities to face environmental & sustainability challenges. In that respect, UGAF platform could be a strong tool to strengthen environmental & sustainability commitment and to achieve results via the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe – UNICA.

Carla Farelo (University of Lisbon):
carla.farelo@ul.pt

Carla has a degree in Environmental Engineering from Universidade Lusófona de Humanidade e Tecnologias, Portugal. She worked as a Project Manager in Portugal BCSD (Business Council for Sustainable Development), and now works as a Sustainability Officer at Universidade de Lisboa.
She believes that UGAF is an excellent platform for sharing best environmental practices which can create major opportunities for the sustainable development of society.
She joined UGAF because she believes that universities have a major role in training "sustainable" future leaders.

Mihkel Kangur (Tallinn University):
mihkel.kangur@tlu.ee

Mihkel is Director of the Institute of Ecology at Tallinn University and Head of Senate of Tallinn University. He holds a PhD degree in Ecology. His work involves mainly research on ecosystems dynamics but also participating in different strategic planing working groups related with sustainable development.
He believes UGAF initiative is a unique opportunity to learn and explore possibilities how to make universities campus greener, more sustainable and cut the costs of maintenance; it also builds a network for further studies of sustainability and sustainability training of students.
He joined UGAF to find similarly-minded colleagues to work out a tool on how to measure our green academic footprint, let's see what comes out of that :-)

Boris Koruznjak (University of Zagreb):
boris.koruznjak@arhitekt.hr

Mario Matos (Instituto Superior Técnico):
mario.matos@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Jorulf Brovig Silde (University of Oslo):
j.b.silde@admin.uio.no

Jorulf works as Project Director at the University of Oslo for the program Green UiO - Sustainability in Research, Education and Operation. He holds a M.Sc. in Bio-physics in addition to university studies within organisational development. He has been working with occupational health issues in SME, environmental and quality issues at the National University hospital of Norway and then worked as the manager for the Health, Environment and Safety unit at UiO before being asked to build the Green UiO project.
Jorulf believes that universities are needed to provide the knowledge base and arenas for informed discussion - for actors involved in tackling the challenges of ecological degradation, climate related issues and resource scarcity. He sees UNICA as having a rich potential for strengthening commitment, sharing practices and building a platform for promoting initiatives related to environmental sustainability.

Andreas Wanke (Freie Universität Berlin):
andreas.wanke@fu-berlin.de

Andreas is Head of Energy and Environmental Unit at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1990-2001 he worked as researcher at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik) at the
Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin, where he focused on consulting projects. Since 2001 he has been working as Coordinator for Energy and Environmental Management in the university administration. In his current capacity as head of the Energy and Environmental Unit, he ensures the university's commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.

Lisa Wouters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel):
Lisa.Wouters@vub.be

PARTNERS

Adriana Del Borghi (Università degli Studi di Genova):
adry@unige.it

Ullika Lundgren (University of Gothenburg):
ullika.lundgren@science.gu.se

Fabio Magrassi (Università degli Studi di Genova):
fabio.magrassi@edu.unige.it