A sustainable environment
Wageningen Campus inspires innovators to work on a sustainable future by providing a highly sustainable work-environment, which is already 80% climate neutral. For example, buildings are constructed and maintained according to high sustainability targets. Most buildings on campus are heated and cooled with Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage that stores heat and cold between seasons. Waste is separated in up to fifteen different flows and organic waste is used again as compost on the campus itself. The campus actually generates more renewable energy than it uses.
All organizations on the campus consider sustainability to be of paramount importance.
Art and Nature Route
Wageningen University & Research has always been interested in and committed to the visual arts. Art and science can reinforce one another by inspiring new discoveries and allowing for a meaningful dialogue on the implications of these discoveries. Artworks were installed to mark the unveiling of new buildings or to commemorate a special occasion or event. Many of the pieces relate to one or more of the domains of WUR.
Due to the concentration of education and research facilities on Wageningen Campus several artworks were relocated from other locations to the campus. To ensure a successful and aesthetically pleasing relocation, artists Wim Korvinus and Hermelinde van Xanten designed a sculpture map and accompanying art tour under the auspices of the Gelderland Centre for the Visual Arts. The result is on display at Wageningen Campus.