This first edition of Erasmus Days on ENSTA Bretagne’s campus, explored the societal responsibility of engineers: how to take into account sustainable development in your career. How to reconcile ecology and economy in the products and services created. How to reduce short, medium and long term environmental impact.
A collaborative project
This event was organized by the Social and Human Sciences department within the framework of the European project A-Step 2030., with the help of the DIP (Direction International et Partenariats), ENSTA Bretagne’s Alumni association and the student associations BEST ENSTA Bretagne and Enactus ENSTA Bretagne.
Several professionals were there to share their vision of an eco-responsible engineer with the students and how they dealt with this in their everyday lives.
They all expressed a desire to better reconcile economic, social and environmental demands and spoke about their setbacks.
Secondly, the professionals proposed case studies for the students to work on. For example, to imagine how you could upcycle an old kitesurf board.
To conclude the afternoon, a zero waste tea was proposed based on local (low carbon footprint) products.