UniTo Green Office
The Green Office is an initiative of an interdisciplinary group of students and staff members. It aims to lead, coordinate and promote all environmental sustainability initiatives and activities at the university.
The university had two working groups, one focused on energy and the other on green procurement. A sustainability report had also been published. In 2015, a student from Green Office Utrecht got into contact with members of these groups and shared his experiences about the Green Office Model. The people liked the concept, and restructured their existing efforts, by hiring student interns and research fellows, as well as establishing working groups on more topics. Then this was established as the UniTo Green Office (UniToGO) in 2016. Now there are 5 working groups (Energy, Green Public Procurement, Mobility, Food, and Waste).
As the graph below shows, the team consits of 1 staff coordinator (40 hours per week), 5 research fellows (40 hours per week), and 5 student employees (paid 8 hours per week). Volunteers work in a structural volunteering programme hosted in a seperate organisation, GreenTo, that cooperates closely with UniToGO.
Activities & achievements
Developed an Environmental Action Plan for the university
Conducted a survey about the transportation behaviour of 15,000 students
Organised a workshop around Sustainability Education
About the university
University of Turin
Hosts 70,000 students and employs 4,000 staff
Located in Turin, Italy
Integration of the Green Office
Annual Budget of €67,500
Approved by the Executive Board
Reports to the Executive Board