Floating Structure Created from Waste Materials Used as Unique Dissemination Method for INXCES

On May 16th a group of students, together with Michael Bosscher from the INXCES project team, launched a floating structure composed almost entirely of ‘waste materials’ donated by a local waste management company (Van Gansewinkel) on one of the ponds at the university campus in Groningen. This activity was coordinated in combination with ‘The Green Quest’, an initiative to define the sustainability ambitions of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Groningen, which took place between March 1st and May 16th. Following the official closing event of The Green Quest on May 16th, members of the Hanze UAS executive board, Hanze UAS and University of Groningen staff members, leaders of sustainability initiatives in Groningen and members of the public visited the floating structure. This was all documented and filmed, and will feature in two short movies and several media articles about The Green Quest, which will be broadcast both locally and nationally. The floating structure will remain floating at the university campus for one week, and will then be moved to a pond in the center of Groningen for the opening of the Groningen ‘city beach’. After that it will travel to several events and festivals in the north of The Netherlands in July and August. Among other things, the floating structure is being used as a unique dissemination method for the INXCES project, the logo of which is displayed on the attention-seeking structure.