Green Office VU
Since 2014 the Green Office VU has been the sustainability platform at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam(VU). A university is place where students acquire new knowledge and experiences, but also where new habits are made. Therefore universities should act as drivers of sustainability and create a cultural change; a green movement. ‘Sustainable higher education implies that the critical activities of a higher education institution are ecologically sound, socially just and economically viable and that they will continue to be so for future generations’, according to the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future.
The mission of the Green Office VU is to make sustainable and significant impact by empowering the VU community.
The Green Office VU aspires to become the central sustainability platform at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where students, faculty and staff come together to implement joint initiatives, exchange ideas and create alliances. The Green Office’s activities and projects take a broad approach to sustainability. Our areas of focus include education, research, community and campus.
Take a look at our policy document to see what our goals are for this year.
The aforementioned main areas are the core portfolios within the Green Office. Every portfolio has its own responsibilities, goals and projects. The Green Office VU is lead by a team of students who run their own portfolios and the accompanied projects.
Currently the Green Office VU enhances the following structure: