The Green Office VU is a semi-independent organization. Financially we are dependent on the VU, however, we are allowed to criticize the institution’s policy on sustainability when we deem it necessary. We always take a critical stance towards these policies and try to find ways to improve the level of sustainability at the university.
• Portfolio Coordinator: a portfolio coordinator is the coordinator of one of the four portfolios of the GO.VU. As a portfolio coordinator you’re responsible for this portfolio and the campaigns, events, projects etc. that are part of the portfolio. You can apply to become a portfolio coordinator twice a year (in November and May).
• Green Officer: the GO.VU has several Green Teams in which volunteers (Green Officers) participate to help the GO.VU achieve her goals. Depending on what you’d like to do, you can participate in one of the Green Teams. Anyone can become a Green Officer. You can apply to become one twice a year. This varies per year, so keep checking the website to stay updated.
• Project member: it might happen that you have an issue or an idea you would like to work on related to the VU and sustainability, but this issue or idea isn’t covered in a portfolio or Green Team. This way you can become a project member to work on the issue or the idea in which we will support you. The Green Office also posts on Social Media if there is a new project you can participate in.
• Thesis writers: are you interested in writing your thesis on a sustainable topic? It’s possible to do so at the GO.VU. We provide you with support and possible topics on sustainable matters.
Would you like to set up a Green Office yourself and would you like to get some tips and tricks on how to do this? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might help you with some useful contacts.
Currently we have a main team consisting of a Manager and portfolio coordinators (Education, Research, Community Offline, Community Online, External Campus and Internal Campus). Some of the portfolios have Green Teams who support the coordinator in the stewardship of their portfolio. The Green Teams consist of Green Officers who work for the Green Office VU on a voluntary basis. Currently we have approx. 30 volunteers.
We also have project members who help the Green Office VU set up projects.
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