Are you new to Freiburg and looking to meet cool people, maybe even people engaged in politics, climate and sustainability?
Or were you active in the climate movement at home and want to continue with activism and need a place/connection to do this?
Or maybe you just have too much time on your hands and want to try something new?
We, the Students for Future Freiburg, welcome you and invite you to come to some some fun events – from dancing in the street, to a clothes swap or our weekly meeting (Wednesday, 20h, Belfortstraße 24) – each is a chance to meet new people.
Come by and join us! We are so excited to get to know you 🙂
(And as a bonus, we are students from all different faculties – so we are also the answers to some of the questions that you may have in the first few weeks of Uni)
Thursday, October 6th, Workshop: Civil Disobedience
This Thursday, for an early start to orientation week, the workshop „Civil Disobedience in Climate Activism“ will take place, starting at 11:15 am, then again at 2:30 pm. The workshop will be about 1.5 hours long and in German.
Monday, October 10th: 100 days of Climate Camp in Freiburg
Orientation week starts on a special day: October 10th is the hundredth day of the climate camp on the city hall square in the inner city of Freiburg. Join us for fun festivities (more details to come soon!)
Tuesday, October 11th: Rave The Rempart (12:30 – 6 pm)
Contrary to its original announcement, the city administration has lifted the one-way street regulation in Rempartstraße, the street in front of the Mensa in the city centre.
This cannot stay!
That’s why we are once again dancing, together with Greenpeace, on Rempartstraße – we want to show that streets are there for everyone – and much nicer without cars.
In the long run, we want Rempartstraße to become completely car-free. You can further support our demands with https://www.change.org/p/rempartstra%C3%9Fe-autofrei.
Saturday, October 15th: Exchange Market on the Rempartstraße (11 am – 3 pm)
The Rempartstraße is the centre of student life in Freiburg. Between the university library, KG I, II and III and the Rempartmensa, several thousand students use the street every day.
Despite all this the city has decided to reverse the one-way street decision, opening traffic up in both directions. This despite the fact that it is clear that more cars on the streets equal more accidents.
This is why, we, Students for Future Freiburg, together with Greenpeace Freiburg, want to show what the space could be used for if there were fewer or no cars on the street. In addition to regular raves, we are organising a swap party on 15.10. from 11 am to 3 pm. You can swap all kinds of clothes, plants, books and much more. Bring what you don’t need any more, so that someone else can enjoy it!
Come by! We look forward to seeing you!
To note: Open Plenary (Meeting) at the Seepark (October 26th, 6 pm)
Next week Friday, September 23rd, Fridays For Future will again take to the streets worldwide!
Because while we are heading more and more rapidly towards climate catastrophe with each passing day, our government is not prepared to deviate from its continue as it is. Still, the profits of large corporations and the wealth of a few take precedence over the preservation of our livelihoods – this must not continue!
That is why we all demand together:
PEOPLE NOT PROFIT!
We start at 11 o’clock on the square of the old synagogue (Platz der Alten Synagoge).
Bring your friends, fellow students, acquaintances and family and be loud together with us!
We demonstrate on the highway! – July 17th
The climate crisis continues to advance and the transport sector is the only one that has not reduced its greenhouse gas emissions for decades – improved efficiency continues to be “compensated” by more, bigger and heavier cars. At the same time, the fact-free myth continues to be propagated that traffic bottlenecks can be solved by building new and expanding existing expressways and highways. In the process, large quantities of emissions are released, intact natural areas are cut up or destroyed, and agricultural areas are simply concreted over.
This may not continue!
That’s why we will be demonstrating by bike on the highway on July 17!
We will meet at 2 p.m. on the square of the Old Synagogue (“Platz der Alten Synagoge”). After an opening rally, we will take the B31 autobahn feeder road to the A5 autobahn, which we will use to get to the North exit, where an intermediate rally will take place. From there, we will take the B294 and B3 back to Freiburg, where we will conclude on the square of the Old Synagogue once again loudly and resolutely demanding a real traffic turnaround. You can find our complete demands here:
On Monday, June 20, Volker Quaschning, the famous scientist and professor for regenerative energy systems will come to Freiburg (all the way from Berlin) to lecture on Energy Transition!
Quaschning, who together with Gregor Hagedorn, founded the Scientists For Future, recieved the German Solar Prize, a special honorary award, for his personal commitment to this cause in 2020.
It is such an honor that he is travelling all the way to Freiburg, where, in his lecture titled Turning the Tide and Climate Crisis – Why We Need a Real Energy Revolution Now, he will describe the catastrophic dimensions of the current climate situation and present solutions and a strategy that explains how the energy transition can be made possible.
The lecture will take place at 8:00pm on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Lecture Hall 1010 of Kollegiengebaude (KG) 1.
The lecture will take place in German.
For those who cannot be there in person, the lecture will be streamed live and will be available here afterwards:
On Thursday, June 2, starting at 11 am we will be back on the streets for the third rave on Rempartstraße (in front of the Mensa Rempartstraße)!
As always with good music, happy vibes and possibly some sweets.
To start, some good news: the initial report, which stated that the City of Freiburg wanted to lift the restrictions on the one-way traffic and reinstate two-way traffic on the Rempartstraße, has been revoked. As it stands the City of Freiburg has stated that this was never the case – the one-way traffic would remain as is.
However, for a sustainable and safe bike/pedestrian space we need to go further.
Our demand: Restrict (ban) motor traffic and motor vehicles completely on the Rempartstraße and repurpose the existing parking garages.
So come onto the street and dance with us to push for faster and effective changes in the city’s traffic infrastructure.
The current traffic infrastructure in the City of Freiburg is greatly diminishing the quality of life and dangerously affecting the safety of pedestrians and bikers. The Rempartstraße, located between the Mensa and University Building 1 [Kollegiegebaude 1], cuts through the middle of a central hub of student life. The street allows for thorough traffic and access to the parking garages. However, this leads to increasingly dangerous situations between motor vehicles and pedestrians, especially during the hours of operation of the Mensa.
Furthermore, the advances of climate change do not leave any time to hesitate. It is essential that the existing infrastructure be changed to help the planet. Downtown areas [Innenstädte] must be freed from motor vehicles – especially in the so-called “bike city Freiburg”.
Therefore we demand that motor vehicles and traffic be banned completely on the Rempartstraße from the intersection Kaiser-Joesph-Straße to Werthmannstraße.
Another issue we can address through this demand (and the change in infrastructure) is the lack of affordable housing and bike racks (for normal and cargo bikes). The existing parking spaces are always filled during the peak hours of university activity which in turn compromises space for pedestrians.
Here we demand that the parking garage on the side towards the Breisacher Tor be repurposed for affordable housing and the university parking garage be repurposed into a garage for bikes.
The Public Climate School is back!
Join us from Monday, May 16 to Saturday, May 21 for a week of empowering lectures, intriguing discussions and fun climate related action.
This semester’s motto: “Climate Education for All”
For the sixth time students, scientists and climate experts came together to organize an interactive, interdisciplinary and innovative program over the course of an entire week in order to push for climate education in German schools and universities. In order to reach the general public (especially during this pandemic time), live events will be streamed via YouTube and will also be available after the week is over.
However, the climate school isn’t just online: Students for Future Feriburg has planned many activities, from podium discussions to a clothes exchange, a bake sale and a rave, because climate action doesn’t end in the classroom – it is an integral aspect of all parts of life.
Regardless if you are a student, parent, child or interested bystander, everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy the fun times!
Click here for the nationwide events.
Please note: There might be short-term changes to the program. Thus we recommend checking this website shortly before the events or subscribing to our newsletter.