Yearly Archive September 28, 2021

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Day of Sustainability 2021 – The Roaring Green Twenties?

Shift is proud to be one of the organisers for Day of Sustainability 2021. Join Shift and eight other associations for the annual Day of Sustainabiltiy which will be held Tuesday 5th October on TU Delft Campus! 🌍🌿

A great selection of speakers and workshops will dive into “The Roaring Green Twenties?” Different speakers will host lectures and workshops on the topics of finance, technology, policy and readiness to change. You can also opt for premium tickets that include a elaborate vegan lunch.

Hope to see you there! For more information and to register, go to the Eventbrite page!

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End of Year Beach Borrel

The beach borrel held on 2 July 2021, at Scheveningen beach, brought 2 generations of IE students together a fun and relaxing time offline after a year of intensive on-screen schooling.

It was a good chance to meet and catchup with classmates and friends that we might have not met throughout the restrictions, and even see some new faces. We even had Stefano and Paula share the celebrations with us!

It was nice to see everyone chill together and enjoy the sun and waves, before we all head off to enjoy our summer holidays!

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IE Thesis Pitch

The IE Thesis Pitch was organised by the IE Career Committee on June 9th for students looking to embark on their thesis projects. Five IE students currently working on their thesis shared their experiences: developing their ideas from the initial spark, choosing their advisors, working with companies and even writing their papers for dual-masters.

The pitch started off with a quick round of introductions by the five students, each presenting the gist of their current thesis topics, their approaches to writing and also some tips for the attendees. The session then split into breakout rooms, where attendees had the chance to pose their burning questions and clarify their doubts about the thesis writing process with the five thesis-writing students. The thesis-writing students offered many pearls of advice and encouragement. It was very heartening to see the flow of conversations in the breakout room!

At the end, to thank the five students for their generosity and time for sharing with our participants, Shift planted 10 trees on behalf of them!

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Food for Thought series

This year, Shift is proud to be part of the organising team for “Food for Thought”, an event that encourages participants to make more conscious decisions about food through both online and offline activities on food circularity and action. The series was organised by the LDE Center for Sustainability Students, together with 7 associations from Leiden, Delft, The Hague and Rotterdam.

On 1st June 2021, Shift hosted Coen Hubers for an online lecture, “To Meat or Not to Meat?“, as part of the week-long Food for Thought series.

In his exciting lecture, Coen Hubers, founder and coordinator of the AgriFood Hub at LDE Centre for Sustainability, answers important questions about the current transition in our system. Questions regarding the impacts of meat substitutes, about the roles animals play in the food system’s supply chain, and questions about how regenerative farming, mimicking healthy natural ecosystems, can benefit the environment.

On June 2, Shift got together with the team from Plastic Spotter Leiden to clean-up the streets of Leiden!

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Vacancies Berenschot 2021

*Dutch only*

Ben jij net (of bijna) afgestudeerd van de universiteit en klaar voor een kick-start van jouw carrière? Heb jij interesse in het adviesvak en ben je tegelijkertijd maatschappelijk betrokken? En wil jij bij een organisatie werken met korte lijnen en superveel leuke projecten? Dan is een stage of traineeship bij Berenschot iets voor jou! Berenschot zoekt stagiairs en trainees die willen werken aan de energietransitie, fysieke omgeving en (duurzame) mobiliteit. Bekijk alle vacatures via onderstaande links.

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IE Connect – Terrace Edition

Now that the terraces are finally open we want to bring back IE connect! You can sign up to get to know someone from IE in Leiden on the 3rd of June at 18:00. We will be booking several spots in terraces by the water, so you might even be close to other IE students making friends. Fill out the registration form by Monday, 31/05 so we can see who would be a good match for you. See you there 🍻

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Berenschot Inhousedag

Our partner Berenschot is organizing an in-house event! (Dutch speaking only). Check out the description and link below.

Ben jij (master) student en wil je weten hoe het is om als consultant aan vraagstukken rond de energietransitie te werken? Kom dan naar onze inhousedag op 2 juni 2021! Je krijgt een realistisch kijkje bij ons in de keuken: je gaat direct aan de slag met een casus!

Windmolenparken en zonneweides in het buitengebied om stroom op te wekken, laadpalen bij jou in de buurt en restwarmte in plaats van aardgas om jouw huis mee te verwarmen. De energietransitie is overal om ons heen en we krijgen er allemaal mee te maken. Wij helpen overheden en private partijen met vraagstukken op het raakvlak van technologische kennis en inpassing in het fysieke domein en bestaande systemen.

Dit evenement is geschikt voor (master)studenten of net afgestudeerden die geïnteresseerd zijn in bovenstaande vraagstukken en graag een realistisch inkijkje krijgen hoe het is om als consultant aan deze opgaven te werken. We vertellen je alles over ons werk als consultant bij Berenschot, en je gaat in een team, onder leiding van een adviseur, aan de slag met een casus.

Schrijf je in:

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(Winner Announced) Spotting Spring Challenge

Congratulations to Johanna Boyce, the winner of our Spotting Spring Challenge! She spotted a total of 17 items from the list. The prettiest ones you can see on our Instagram post. Thank you for participating, we hope you all had fun!

The next game in the May in Motion is here! Starting May 8th, you can discover your city from a new point of view with the Spotting Spring Challenge: We will post a list of things you can spot in almost any city. Check the 1st button of this post or our socials for the list!

Send pictures of them to us until May 23rd at or upload them to the Google Drive folder to get points, and let us know if we can repost them on our socials. If you post them yourself, you can use the hashtag #spottingspring and tag @iesashift!

While out and about and Spotting Spring, don’t forget to turn on your Strava-App to record your progress against GOSSA!💪

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Represent Shift! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ May in Motion

Sunday’s Scavenger Hunt in Delft marked the kick-off for May in Motion!

Now that it’s getting warmer again (slowly but surely) and restrictions are being eased, we would like for you to get as active as can be, maybe even getting to know some more people in your surroundings (in a safe manner). Don’t be afraid to drop it in one of the groups if you are going for a walk and are looking for a partner!

To track our progress, we made a Strava group. We will compete with the Governance of Sustainability Study Association (GOSSA) for who spends the most time actively outside (walking, cycling, running). At the end of the month, prizes are waiting for the person who cycled, walked, and jogged most.

So, join our Strava club and make your active time count!

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GOSSA & Shift city tour + scavenger hunt

It’s springtime and the weather is steadily getting better. Time to relieve the cabin fever and get outdoors! Shift is collaborating with GOSSA (Study Association of MSc Governance of Sustainability) to get our members moving on two Sundays this month.

Join us in Delft and The Hague for two city walks. Meet people from IE or from the Governance of Sustainability Masters & explore the city with fun tasks along the way! Save the dates: 2 May 2021 (Delft) and 16 May 2021 (The Hague).

Find the sign-up links in the Updates Whatsapp!

See you there and enjoy the sun ☀

PS : you can participate in both the cities