The Green Office Blog

December 6, 2019

Are you, like many others, confused about how to recycle? As waste management has a great impact on the environment, the Waste2Worth research team have identified a few key resources for everyday sustainable waste management. Read on for some insights into waste manage...

November 27, 2019

Black Friday, also known as “the day after Thanksgiving”, has grown into one of the busiest shopping days of the year. In the Netherlands, the population of Black Friday has grown rapidly in recent years, so a lot of retailers and stores join it and give huge discounts...

November 6, 2019

With over 200,000 Instagram followers and millions of views on YouTube, it’s no surprise that the ticket queue for our latest Green Office event with vegan influencer “Earthling Ed” was out the door. 

We were so excited to make our Green Office announcement that Earthli...

October 3, 2019

On Friday the 27th of September, climate activists from New Zealand to Norway gathered in their prospective towns to strike for climate justice. It was an event of global coordination with record participation numbers, and the central Dutch strike held in The Hague was...

June 8, 2019

Minimal Waste Guide #10 – The Five R’s

Eleven weeks ago we published our first post on minimal waste swaps to encourage some of you to start your zero waste journey, and to provide some tips for others who are already trying to minimize their waste. We’ve shared some id...

June 2, 2019

Minimal Waste Guide #9 - Clothing

Hello, hello fellow students, today we would like to talk about ‘fast fashion’. Fast fashion is a phenomena of our 21st century, that aims for manufacturing the latest fashion trends on the catwalk into inexpensive clothing items for th...

May 30, 2019

Green Office UvA x Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)


Mr S. (Samuel) Nello Deakin MSc

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

GPIO : Urban Planning

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Can you shortly introduce yours...

May 26, 2019

Week 8: MWG 8 - Minimal Waste @Home – Spring Cleaning!

Have you guys done your spring cleaning yet?

If not, instead of getting a variety of chemical cleaning products from the supermarket, try making your own for a change! General purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, dis...

May 20, 2019

MWG #7 – Minimal Waste Guide @Home – Kitchen Edition II

Food waste is a problem that has a lot of potential. The worlds food waste counts a worth of 550.000.000.000 euros and one quarter of all waste food could feed the 795 undernourished people around the globe who su...

May 13, 2019

MWG #6 Minimal Waste @Home – Kitchen Edition I

Food packaging probably makes up a large portion of your weekly waste. Going to the grocery store is almost universal, and it's something we do probably a few times a week. It's one of the easiest and biggest ways you can...

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