About the Green Office Movement

The Green Office (GO) Movement involves students, staff and academics working to advance sustainability in and through higher education. The Green Office (GO) Model, a student-led and staff-supported sustainability platform, is at the core of this movement.

Our vision is that higher education institutions become catalysts for sustainability; our mission is to institutionalize sustainability in higher education. Read more about our vision, accomplishments and development opportunities here.

A short history of the first 10 years of the GO Movement is presented in this video.

On this website you can learn how to establish a Green Office, discover Green Office case studies, and get ideas for how to make your university sustainable.

A core team of staff and volunteers is happy to help you set up and run a Green Office and join the GO movement. Contact us below.

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Get in touch to start your Green Office and join the movement

Giorgia Silvestri

“Students and staff from Mediterranean countries and anywhere outside Europe can contact me to start their Green Offices.”

Email Giorgia

Felix Spira

“Staff members and academics from northern and central Europe can contact me to establish their Green Office.”

Email Felix

Anselm Grahl

“Students and student groups from northern and central Europe can get in touch with me to start their Green Office.”

Email Anselm

Tim Strasser

“Get in touch with me, if you want to get support through a workshop to start or run your Green Office.”

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Since 2012, the social business rootAbility acted as the main catalyst for the GO movement, by spreading, supporting, and connecting Green Offices.

This website was developed as a learning platform by rootAbility and UNESCO Chair Higher Education for Sustainable Development at Leuphana University Lüneburg between February 2017 and July 2019. The development was kindly financed by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

Project team: Felix Spira and Tim Strasser from rootAbility and Anselm T. Grahl and Maik Adomßent from Leuphana University.

We would like to thank all Green Offices who shared their experiences with us to make this website possible.

Special thanks also to Giorgia Silvestri, Arian Meyer, Ragnar Martens, Tobias Stetter, Ulrich Scharf, Anne Spira and Valentin Tappeser for their feedback and contributions.