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Student Sustainability Committee

The point of contact for students interested in sustainability at ETH.


☀️ Featured this summer ☀️

Wildlife Photography Challenge

When? Until September 18th
Where? Wherever you are
What? Shoot a pic and win a prize!

This summer we encourage you to explore your surroundings and its wildlife, and draw connections with the climate crisis. Don’t worry: you don’t need a fancy camera to participate! Just submit a picture along with a paragraph about the animal you’re shooting and the impacts climate change can have on it.

The submitted photographs will be reviewed by us and the Fotokomission and we will select 10 of them for an exhibit. You can then walk away with your A2 photograph on photo paper (or A4 on fine-art paper). Additionally, one of the ten photographs will be selected by the audience and a special prize will be won!

Submit your photograph(s) by emailing  with the subject “Wildlife photography contest”. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Sustainable Travel Challenge


When? Until October 1st
Where? Wherever you are
What? Shoot a pic and win a prize!


Make your train, hitchhiking, cycling or hiking trip count! Document your travel story along with some pictures or videos. Post it on Instagram with the #ethgreenkilometers and tagging @ssc_ethz, or send it to development@ssc.ethz.ch with “Travel Challenge” as a subject. Include your saved emissions (e.g. compared to air travel) using ecopassenger.org

2 Interrail Passes to be won!

Events Overview

Find new events throughout the semester!

External Resources

Sustainability Course Catalogue

Do you want to know more about sustainability-related courses at ETH? Check out the Sustainability Course Catalogueprovided by ETH Sustainability, that connects your courses with the UN Sustainable Development Goals!

10 Key Points from the last IPCC Report

A nice summary by Swiss Youth for Climate that highlights the key takeaways from the last IPCC report.

ETH Airtravel Emissions

Are you curious about airtravel emissions at ETH? The Air Travel Emissions Dashboard allows you have a look at the data!

Our Accomplishements in 2022

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As a commission dedicated to promoting sustainability at ETH Zurich, we strive to be the first point of contact for all ETH students who have an interest in sustainability. 
Our efforts include the collaboration with various organizations and departments to advance sustainability practices on campus, organization of events such as the mirror COP27 and supporting events such as the Nachhaltigkeitswoche Zürich. 
Last but not least, we are keen to support any innovative sustainability projects. 
We hope this report highlights the various progress we have been part of and inspires continued action towards a more sustainable future.


Contact us!

  • info@ssc.ethz.ch  for general inquiries
  • events@ssc.ethz.ch  to reach our Events team
  • development@ssc.ethz.ch  to reach our University Development team
  • communication@ssc.ethz.ch  to reach our Communication team
  • outreach@ssc.ethz.ch  to reach our Outreach team



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Come meet us! 🤝

Our office is located at ETH CAB, office E14. Shoot us an email before-hand to make sure one of us will be there when you drop by.