Josua Münch

Position Chair
Email josua@eurenssa2017.org
From Gotha, Germany
University Amsterdam University College
Degree BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences, focus on Earth and Environmental Sciences (Graduated 2016)
Academic field I’m most excited about Climate Change Resilience
Currently busy with Hitch2Help, Eurenssa 2017, Traveling the world
Previous EURENSSA experience: Eurenssa 2016, Minsk, Belarus
My environmental hero My mum
Favourite Environmental Documentary Chasing Ice
Favourite Environmental Book Think like a Commoner
Favourite Stereotype about environmental science students Don’t take showers
Favourite protest slogan Modern technology owes ecology an apology.

Ruby de Hart

Name Ruby de Hart
Position PR Manager & Application Coordinator
Email ruby@eurenssa2017.org
From Haarlem, the Netherlands
University Amsterdam University College, Technical University of Denmark
BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences, major: physics & environmental sciences (graduated 2016); MSc Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (started)
Academic field I’m most excited about Renewable energy and smart cities
Currently busy with Project management and PR at NGO Energy Crossroads Denmark, occasional creative writing
Previous EURENSSA experience: None yet, super excited to get involved!
My environmental hero Marjan Minnesma and Christiana Figueres
Favourite Environmental Documentary Before the Flood
Favourite Environmental Book This Changes Everything - Naomi Klein
Favourite Stereotype about environmental science students Will automatically end up on a boat trying to save the Arctic
Favourite protest slogan Don’t blow it. Good planets are hard to find.

Manuel Allgeier

Name Manuel Allgaier
Position Location Manager
E-mail manuel@eurenssa2017.org
From Swabia, Germany
University Amsterdam University College
Academic field I’m most excited about (water) resource management
Currently busy with Studying, Love Foundation (organizing dance parties for water development)
Previous EURENSSA experience: None, but Josua got me excited about it!
My environmental heroes Rob Hopkins (transition towns)
Mark Boyle (moneyless manifesto)
Favourite Environmental Documentary Voices of Transition
Favourite Environmental Book The Moneyless Manifesto
Favourite Stereotype about environmental science students Wanting to save the world but then getting stuck at an endless vegetarian vs vegan debate
Favourite protest slogan I want to break free

Jesse Maxim

Name Jesse Maxim
Position Excursions & Food
E-mail jesse@eurenssa2017.org
From The Netherlands
University University of Amsterdam & VU University
Academic field I’m most excited about Analytical Philosophy
Currently busy with Studying, debating and theatre
Previous EURENSSA experience: None, but looking forward to it!
My environmental hero Naomi Klein
Favourite Environmental Documentary The Cove/ Before the flood
Favourite Environmental Book Shelly Kagan, The Limits of Morality
Favourite Stereotype about environmental science students Tree hugging, distrusting for companies
Favourite protest slogan Trees don’t grow on money either

Martijn Gerritsen

Name Martijn Gerritsen
Position Guest Lecture & Workshop Coordinator
E-mail martijn@eurenssa2017.org
From The Netherlands
University Got a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (major: environmental policy & international relations; minor: environmental sciences) from the Amsterdam University College (AUC); started the Research Master’s in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Academic field I’m most excited about Urban sustainability, and, more specifically: urban climate change governance & policy and urban experimentation for fostering sustainability transitions
Currently busy with Studying cities (Research Master’s in Urban Studies at the UvA), doing theater and photography, and giving guest lectures about sustainability to Dutch youth (as part of the NJR Werkgroep Jong & Duurzaam)
Previous EURENSSA experience: None, but excited to get my first experience!
My environmental hero André Kuipers
Favourite Environmental Documentary Cowspiracy and Before the Flood
Favourite Environmental Book An Urban Politics of Climate Change: Experimentation and the governing of socio-technical transitions by Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, and Gareth A.S. Edwards.
Favourite Stereotype about environmental science students “Ah, so you’re basically trying to save the world, huh?”
Favourite protest slogan Je suis le climat.

Stefanie Berendsen

Position Contact Person Amsterdam University College
Email stef@eurenssa2017.org
From Dorsten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
University Amsterdam University College
Degree BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences, major in Environmental Sciences (Graduated 2016)
Academic field I’m most excited about Geoegineering
Currently busy with Graduate Assistant at Amsterdam University College (working with the Communications office on AUC’s institutional development and supporting the diversity and outreach coordinator)
Previous EURENSSA experience: EURENSSA 2015 in Hohenstein, Sachsen, Germany
My environmental hero Wangari Maathai
Favourite Environmental Documentary Do The Math
Favourite Environmental Book The World WIthout Us (Alan Weisman)
Favourite Stereotype about environmental science students They have a box in their house with 462 bags that they’re planning on reusing
Favourite protest slogan Boost fuel economy, Dee
Drive our cars less, Bess
Turn down the watts, Scott
In your buildings and homes
Raise coal efficiency, Lee
When making electricity
Burn gas not coal, Lowell
To get carbon control.
Start CCS, Jess
Make H2 for cars, Lars
Don’t cut those trees, Louise
They absorb CO2
Increase wind 80 fold, Joel
Main thing’s to burn less coal,
Get past fossil fuels, Jules
And keep the Earth cool.