Ecology (vacant)

Johannes Herrmann und Erik Wohlfeil

Hello, we both care about the environment, climate protection and sustainability in the KIT student body. We like to support students with projects in these areas and network various sustainability-oriented initiatives and groups at KIT. We are Johannes (in the picture on the left), eco-representative, and Erik (in the picture on the right), added eco-representative:

Johannes Herrmann:

I am Johannes and I have been involved in the sustainability context at KIT for several years. I started three and a half years ago with the university group kine e.V. and was a board member for over a year. At kine I also founded the SolarCampus project, where we try to convince KIT to install solar panels on their roofs. Since last year I have been a member of Fridays for Future Karlsruhe and the associated university group Students for Future Karlsruhe and am now in my second year on the Green-Alternative List in the student parliament. At the same time, I'm studying for a Master's degree in industrial engineering, where I'm focusing on energy management and technology. I am motivated to work with you to make KIT and the student body climate-neutral and I look forward to your suggestions and questions.

Erik Wohlfeil:

I am studying to become a teacher for grammar schools at KIT with the subjects mathematics and physics. I am a member of the university groups green-alternative university group Karlsruhe (GAHG), vegan university group Karlsruhe (VHG) and Lehramt@KIT. In university politics, I am active with the Grün-Alternative List (GAL)/Campusgrün. I cycle almost all my way (longer journeys by public transport, DB, long-distance bus, Blablacar), take part in the Karlsruhe Foodsharing, eat a vegetarian diet and only buy vegan food for myself. In my free time, I swim with the DLRG Blankenloch and enjoy playing board games with friends.


Group introduction

For the virtual first semester welcome on 6 November 2020, we have created a presentation introducing the working groups and university groups in the field of environment, climate protection and sustainability. You can view it here:


  • Campus Garden Karlsruhe (see AK Campus Garden): The possibility for students to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs should be maintained and expanded on campus. If you would like to join the AK Campusgarten, please contact the AK via the Facebook page.
  • Fair Share (see AK Fair Share): A food fair divider is to be set up on campus to save food that is still edible from the rubbish and thus save resources. We also support other projects to conserve resources through sharing, such as public bookcases or a free shop.
  • Bike-friendly campus: More bike racks, repair facilities and bike lanes should be created on and around the campus. The AK Fahrradcampus is also active in this area, especially in the field of bicycle repair.
  • Recruiting young people for sustainable engagement: We try to support the ecological university groups and sustainable working groups in their membership recruitment through information events such as the first semester welcome. There are currently many great projects underway that have a lot of potential for sustainable transformation and there are many more ideas. We need interested and motivated students to get involved.
  • Sustainable network at KIT: We want to better connect the sustainable university groups and working groups of KIT with each other again, so that we all pull together.
  • Refillable cups instead of disposable cups: Together with the city of Karlsruhe, disposable-to-go cups are to be reduced and thus a lot of unnecessary waste avoided. Here, too, we are looking forward to diligent helpers who feel like designing posters and flyers or designing the implementation of the project.

The department is committed to making the university a pleasant and healthy living space for all people. Externally, we see the university as part of a city and of ecosystem earth that both should benefit from the university, not suffer from it. We also want to work for this.

If you have any suggestions or questions, don't be afraid to contact us. For department-specific messages, please write to oeko[at]; if you just want to reach one of us personally, please write to johannes.herrmann[at] or erik.wohlfeil[at]

Johannes Herrmann and Erik Wohlfeil, in October 2020