My internship as a communication student at EnTranCe began back in March 2020 and it did not go as expected. In the first couple of weeks everything started out quite normal and I spent my time getting to know my supervisor and my tasks. I divided my time between two major projects: the profiling of EnTranCe and the Green Hydrogen Booster project.
Today’s world has become an enormous network of interconnected parts that are constantly in motion. Day in and day out people travel from A to B on foot, by bike, scooter, motorcycle, car, bus, train, boat or airplane. However, according to the new European Green Deal transport is to blame for a quarter of all CO2 emissions in the EU (europa.eu, 2019). Because of this massive amount, innovations of green mobility are now on the rise and gaining popularity.
On behalf of the Hanze University of Applied Science, the Research Centre Biobased Economy (RCBBE) is one of the partners in the Interreg-project Periscope, a project in which partners (from the industry, governmental institutions and knowledge institutions) explore new business opportunities for the North Sea Region.
It’s Thursday morning 9:25 am, I open my laptop, log into BlackBoard (our electronic learning environment) and join the virtual classroom of today. Class starts at 9:30 and I am greeted by the webcam screen of our teacher who is sitting in his home office. Sitting in my pajamas accompanied by my breakfast I follow the lecture. Every now and then, my classmates ask a question and it’s nice to hear their voice. After an hour we have a small break, and I make myself a cup of tea while chatting with my classmates in our WhatsApp group.
Welcome to 2020! hopefully it will be as roaring as the 1920’s. When a year ends and people start to prepare themselves for the next one, a specific new year’s tradition starts to emerge all over the world: New year’s resolutions. What is a better way to forget about all the things you didn’t achieve, than to promise yourself you are definitely going to achieve them the next year. There is a wide range of common new year’s resolutions that most of us told themselves at least once in their lives. We all know the ‘I am going to eat healthy’ or the ‘I am going to stop drinking and/or smoking’ and maybe the most famous of them all ‘I am going to exercise more’.
You are in a game called ‘Climate Crisis’. One of the most challenging games of all time. In Climate Crisis, humanity has to lower its greenhouse gas emissions. The goal: saving planet Earth from more damage, such as biodiversity loss and increased natural hazards (Image 1), thereby saving humanity. To do this, it is crucial to complete mission ‘Energy Transition’.