Grün-Alternative Liste (GAL)/ Campusgrün

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Dear Students,
Dear Supporters,

the Green-Alternative List represents you in the student parliament and other bodies of the KIT and the Verfasste Studierendenschaft. Who we are, what is important to us, and what we want to achieve, you can find out below in our goals and short presentations.

At the moment we always meet on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., you are always welcome to come by and see us! You can contact us via email to gal ätt lists dot kit dot edu.

Currently we are represented in the StuPa with 3 members. During our previous terms in office, we have campaigned, among other things, for the design of the climate emergency in the student body and sustainable transformation of our university cafeteria/Mensa. You can find the resolutions of the StuPa here.
If you are interested in the StuPa and its tasks, you can find more information at the AStA webpage.

News about our university policy work can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

Our Goals


The student body must become climate neutral as soon as possible. We are not only obliged to do this by the climate emergency state declared in 2019, but also by our responsibility towards fellow human beings and future generations. However, we are not content with the student body, but are pushing the process of climate neutralisation at KIT from within it. Important components of a green development at KIT are:
Canteen: Avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions through regional, seasonal and preferably vegetarian/vegan offerings. Reduction of (plastic) waste.
Buildings: Energy-efficient construction and renovation of buildings for teaching, research and living.
Energy: Climate-neutral electricity and heat supply for all KIT campuses and focus on energy efficiency and sufficiency.
Responsible business: Consideration of sustainability in investment decisions, inclusion of lifecycle costs in procurement, movement towards local circular economy and public interest orientation.

Environmental and climate protection must no longer be put on the back burner. Our university should not only create knowledge, but also react to it consistently and courageously.

Colorful Campus

Green is not enough for us, we do our best for a colorful campus where everyone feels comfortable and valued, regardless of gender, sexual orientation/identity, study programme, origin and disability. We must specifically seek out and tear down existing barriers, racist and ableist structures in order to enable everyone to participate in an equal co-existence on campus.
We consider international exchange in teaching and research to be a great enrichment for our university, which creates new perspectives, ideas and understanding and should be open to all with the lowest possible financial barriers. In addition to respectful interaction, we believe that a colorful campus also includes a pleasant, functional learning environment where you can and want to sit together with friends between or after classes. The cultural offerings of AKK and university groups are just as indispensable as university sports and the Unifest.

Equal Opportunities

The fundamental right to education is indispensable to prevent the cementing of existing inequalities in society. It must not be made more difficult or completely denied to financially disadvantaged students by tuition fees, BAföG bureaucracy battles or too little affordable housing. We also support the student body's solidarity-based hardship fund to ensure that short-term financial bottlenecks do not force any of our fellow students to drop out of their studies.

Responsible Teaching & Research

Universities represent a birthplace for the ideas, technologies and skilled workers we need to tackle the climate crisis and other challenges facing society as a whole. Through an appropriate range of teaching, funded and accessible research and responsible technology transfer that is consciously designed with the common good in mind, this role must also be actively embraced and fulfilled at KIT.

Sustainable Mobility

The aim is to make sustainable forms of mobility the easiest, mostcomfortable and safest methods of transport for students and employees at KIT.
We want to turn all the screws to shift journeys from motorized individual transport to walking, cycling and rail transport. We see potential for this in the nationwide semester ticket, the campus wide re-designation of streets as bicycle lanes and the support of the bicycle campus working group.
The traffic induced by the KIT should show positive effects locally and globally in the medium term. That is why we are calling for a traffic emission-free, future-oriented campus that will serve as a role model in Karlsruhe and beyond.

Strong Student Body through Networking

Higher education policy does not only take place on campus. While higher education legislation in Germany is mainly a state matter, framework conditions are also created at the federal level and decisions are made about higher education funding and research. We are therefore in favour of the continued committed involvement of the KIT student body in the state-wide networking as well as joining the fzs, the nationwide umbrella organisation of student bodies, so that students at KIT are heard in all university policy decisions that affect them.
Many topics are equally topical at many universities and best practices as well as joint campaigns can increase the power of the student bodies.

Student Volunteer Work

We believe it is essential that students at universities are not treated like underage children who need to be looked after, but as partners at eye level. This requires a clearly legitimised student body with the aim of making full use of the opportunities for participation, for example in university committees. University groups also provide an environment for valuable study elements such as self-discovery and interdisciplinary exchange.
The basic prerequisite for this is realistic curricula with which extra curricular involvement can be reconciled in the first place. Everyone should be able to afford student engagement without having to deal with the regular study time or the landlord breathing down their neck.


We see great opportunities in digitisation at universities, for example with regard to transparent research, open source education for a wider group of people and saving paper. However, it is indispensable for our university to weigh up the benefits, to take creative action itself and not to stumble more or less behind technological developments, as was recently observed in the Corona crisis. This is the only way to ensure that digitisation does not exclude anyone and that concerns such as data protection and security are not neglected.

How we stand to all 23 Wahlomat theses can be found here.

Who we are

Read in the brief introductions on file what we are particularly interested in:

About GAL and gahg

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The Grün-Alternative Liste was newly founded for the StuPa election 2019. Many of our candidates have been active in the field of sustainability, environmental and climate protection for some time. We work closely with the Grün-Alternative Hochschulgruppe and see ourselves as their university policy division. gahg/GAL are members of Campusgrün, the association of green-alternative university clubs in Germany.