The Green Office Blog

June 20, 2018

The University of Amsterdam is renewing its city centre campus and aims to incorporate elements of environmentalism throughout the process. This week the Green Office sits down with the key stakeholders in the project to get a clear idea of what exactly is going on.

If...

May 14, 2018

Fashion is an integral component of human culture and it accounts for $12 billion annually just in the United States alone. The typical European family spends about $1700 a year on clothing. So why exactly the reason for concern? Large fashion retailers found themselve...

April 20, 2018

Garbage is not the most pleasant smelling reminder that each and every one of us produces a lot of waste over our lifetime. News of the planet's oceans quickly becoming overrun with plastic isn't news anymore, and those plastic patches in the Pacific are far far away....

April 4, 2018

While observing a large truck empty a portable toilet with a "Green Toilet" sticker slapped on the door, the subject of this mini blog series became crystal clear to me. Often it feels like we have been seeing the word 'green' a lot. An increase in usage has been accom...

December 19, 2017

For this week's blogpost, I met up with Aleksandra Dragozet who founded a start up after graduating from the UvA. We spoke about her experience with beginning a start up of her own.

When I asked, what is the nature of your start up, Dragozet told me that Sea Going Green...

December 11, 2017

Living in and studying in Amsterdam is magical - as I write, the snow flurries contrast the dark brick houses that line its streets. It's days like today when I can't help but think about the total rarity snow is nowadays in Amsterdam and what the greater implications...

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