Green Office VU is led by students of the VU University Amsterdam. These students each have their own portfolio and projects. Meet our team members! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am an MSc student who grew up near the Carpathian mountains in Romania and developed a life-long passion for sustainability. Lived part of my life in the United States, in the Chicago area, before moving to Amsterdam to study Artificial Intelligence at the VU. I’m very excited to be leading the Green Office in 2018 and help the VU progress towards becoming one of the most sustainable universities in the Netherlands and the EU.
The one thing that binds all studies and faculties together is sustainability. With our planet at risk, everything else is secondary. That is why I hope, through the Green Office, to generate and support opportunities for interdisciplinary research on sustainability and to create connections between individuals and institutions with the common goal of effecting positive change. If you are interested in research on sustainability, be it for a thesis or collaboration on a project (or anything else), feel free to get in touch!
Creating awareness is the starting point of making changes. I believe educating people about sustainability will lead to adjustments in people’s lives. By inviting inspiring speakers for lectures and organizing creative workshops, hopefully everybody will feel the need to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. We’re all in this together!
Offline Community Coordinator
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another” M. Ganhdi
Travel is for me the ultimate learning experience. By knowing new cultures and places we enrich our lives, learning we are not so different and that we (and our planet) all are connected. Everyday I ask myself: What can I do to make the world a bit better?
Online Community Coordinator
People in general tend to overestimate what they can do in one week, but underestimate what they can do in a year. I joined the Green Office in their quest to make a sustainable difference and to strive for a huge green social impact. I hope, one year from now, we as the green office team can proudly look back upon an amazingly successful year and say: ‘Wow, did we accomplished all that? Hopefully you will join our efforts both online and offline this year, so we can create a more sustainable future together!
External Campus Coordinator
You don’t know what you have until it is gone. If we want to keep this beautiful planet the way it is now, then this is the time to act. That’s why I joined the Green Office: to take my responsibility and try to make a change, even if it’s only on a relatively small scale. Feel free to contact me or drop by the office. Let’s make a difference together!
Internal Campus Coordinator
To me sustainability does not just happen out there, in which it is achieved through balancing between social, ecological, and economic considerations. Sustainability also concerns with the inner workings of individuals. therefore, i believe that the Green Office is a place where we can inspire and influence people to think and act more consciously and sustainably in all aspects of their lives