ABOUT US

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 aim

Our Vision

A university that acts upon its responsibility to educate, research, and drive systemic change for a sustainable future. 

Our Mission

The Green Office is a platform to accelerate sustainable change at the UvA. We build bridges and channel the efforts of external partners, institutional bodies, staff and students to facilitate the making of a sustainability agenda for the UvA.

 

Our organization is project-based and student-run, working to build a community, integrate sustainability in research and education, and make our campuses environmentally friendly. Following the maxim connect, educate, change, we empower staff and student initiatives to make our university sustainable.

Our teams

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. In total, the Green Office consists of 40 members.

Research & Education

The R&E team focuses on two things. Workshops and Lectures. We want to educate all students on current sustainability issues.

Communications

Our Communications team loves to connect. We established a partnership program with businesses that focus on making the world a better place.

Community

Establishing a supporting community is crucial for our Green Office. To build bridges and foster a culture of shared problem-solving is the aim our Community team.

Campus

Decisions have to be made from the soap we use to the waste separation system that is implemented. The campus team makes sure  that we choose sustainability. 

Our projects

Clothing swaps, green lectures or plastic fishing events: With numerous projects, the UvA Green Office works hard on achieving our goals. Read our half-annual reports to find out more about what we do. Do you want to become actively involved yourself? Have a look at our Get involved page or apply as a General Manager. We are looking forward to welcome you in our team!

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