The SostA project

The general objective of the "SostA... verso un Ateneo sostenibile" project is to achieve environmental, economic and social responsibility at USI.

The specific objectives are:

  • to improve energy efficiency;
  • to introduce and strengthen sustainability criteria in daily management and purchasing;
  • to raise the awareness of the USI community;
  • to guide USI towards a sustainability model.

USI Sustainability and Environmental Impact Report (in Italian only) includes information on what has been done over the years, on the current sustainability started, and on those to come. Moreover, as part of the project, useful information is available concerning sustainability (waste management, energy consumption and emissions), mobility arrangements (Arcobaleno pass, PubliBike bike sharing service) and other aspects.


On the spot

In order to encourage soft mobility, USI will participate to the “Bike to Work” initiative that will held from May to June 2022, in which employees are encouraged to team up and reach their workplace by bike or alternatively on foot, thus accumulating “sustainable” kilometers. For registration, please refer to the page "Register the team - bike to work" (N.B .: Choose your company "USI - Università della Svizzera italiana" when creating your account).

USI, every year and in collaboration with the Red Cross Transfusion Service of Southern Switzerland, organises two appointments for blood donation at the Lugano and Mendrisio campuses. During the days of donation, organised in collaboration with SUPSI on 04-05.05.2022, there was a fair participation with a more than satisfactory balance of 98 actual donations (more information: Good results for USI-SUPSI blood donation campaign).