Sustainable Ca' Foscari


Kick-off for the third edition of the Sustainable Art Prize

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with ArtVerona, has launched the third edition of the Sustainable Art Prize, which is focused on sustainability topics and dedicated to the artist presented at the annual exhibition. The object of the project is to promote and increase awareness about sustainability topics through the powerful medium of art. The winner artist will create an artistic project at Ca’ Foscari University in the autumn of 2020 with the involvement of the students at Ca’ Foscari.

Ca’ Foscari plastic-free

Metal water-bottles for students, glass jugs and glasses that replace plastic bottles in all main meetings and institutional conferences, a sustainable catering service that will ban single-use plastic stuff: these are the “plastic free” initiatives of Ca’ Foscari University that will be employed from September 2019, in occasion of the begin of the academic year 2019-2020. 

"The Grand Challenge" contest

Shylock, the University Centre for Theater, is currently hosting the seventh edition of "Climate Change - The Grand Challenge", a communication and creativity contest. The goal of the initiative is to nurture ideas and projects with an effective message on both climate change and the socio-environmental aspects connected to it.

The Sustainable Development Agenda

It is the action program for people, planet and prosperity signed by UN member countries. By 2030, with the 17 SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.


LEED Certification

Palazzo Foscari has officially earned the LEED EB:O&M certification becoming one of the oldest “green”
buildings on the planet. The LEED certification attests the sustainability level of a building.

UI GreenMetric

In 2018 Ca' Foscari placed 88th in the international ranking of sustainable universities (out of 719 participants universities), turning out to be the third italian university.