The UvA Green Office is a student-run platform striving to make the University of Amsterdam a greener place. Established in 2016, the Green Office has continuously increased its output of policy recommendations and projects to accelerate the sustainable transition at the UvA, especially with respect to environmental sustainability.
Our vision is to facilitate sustainable development at the University of Amsterdam
The Green Office is a student-run platform, which aims to accelerate sustainable development at the University of Amsterdam. We build a community and channel the efforts of students, staff, and partner organizations to influence policy at the university.
In line with our vision, we integrate sustainability in research and education and make our campuses sustainable. Thus, the maxim “Connect, Educate, Change”
The UvA Green Office consists of four different teams. Each team, which consists of one team leader and 5-10 voluntary members, has its own focus and addresses a different aspect of sustainability within the University of Amsterdam. One general manager oversees the four teams and constitutes the link to the central UvA staff and partners. At the moment, the Green Office consists of 50 members.
Clothing swaps, green lectures or plastic fishing events: With numerous projects, the UvA Green Office works hard to engage students and make long-lasting change. Read our semi-annual reports to find out more about what we do, or get an overview of our projects and platforms here. Do you want to become actively involved yourself? Have a look at our join us page.