Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design


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MOME Forest
The Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has set out to become the first net carbon neutral higher education institution in Hungary by 2030.

MOME Zero also includes active involvement in off-campus climate protection projects, the launch of research & development projects supporting sustainable operations, and related tender activities. 

From 2022, MOME will organise all its activities in alignment with the principles of sustainability in an effort to achieve complete net carbon neutrality by 2030. The green transition will affect every area of the university’s operations from improving the efficiency of energy consumption and waste reduction to introducing paperless administrative processes.

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MOME Forest

Coming together to achieve total carbon neutrality for our university.

MOME's task is clear: in the years ahead, we need to reduce our energy consumption, increase the share of renewable energy sources in our operations, and, among other things, eliminate paper and food waste. We know that even if we do everything right, part of MOME's emissions will still remain with us. Therefore:


The university is launching its own forest planting action that is unique to the country. Joining forces with three major Hungarian national parks, we will develop new forests over an area of 50 hectares to neutralise MOME’s emissions in the future. 


MOME's community works in collaboration with forest engineers and environmental protection professionals to plant and manage the forests. University citizens master the basics of ecological awareness that are essential in the 21st century during fieldwork.


As part of the MOME Zero activities, our students can gain tangible knowledge about the interaction between nature and man, and the principles underlying sustainable design through university education. 


This November, as part of a three-day event, MOME students, teachers, and employees together planted a total of 20,000 saplings – the first MOME forest – in Garabonc in Zala county with help from forest engineers and environmental protection professionals of the Balaton Uplands National Park. Braving strong wind and rain, the University community was working over an area of 5 hectares (equivalent to 10 football pitches), planting 20,000 trees in record time.

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) is launching a unique, nation-wide afforestation action. Joining forces with three national parks – the Balaton Uplands National Park, the Danube-Drava National Park and the Duna-Ipoly National Park – it will develop new forests in three locations across Hungary over nearly 50 hectares. When grown, these will help neutralise the university’s harmful emissions. The action will also be incorporated into the training, and staff and students are welcome to get involved.

A marriage of art and nature, the reading cabin built according to a design by MOME’s architecture students can also be used as a bivouac shelter.   

Brunch & Knowledge is a monthly event series organised by the Innovation Center of MOME, and gives insight into a vast array of topics, ranging from volunteering and charity to change management. The last online session featured a presentation by ecological engineer Dr. Nadina Galle, who coined the term “Internet of Nature”, a framework of technological solutions to build better cities for both people and nature.

It is the ambition of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design to become the first net carbon neutral higher education institution in Hungary by 2030. The green transition is actively supported by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology in the form of a strategic agreement signed by the parties.
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