Green Office Hogeschool Utrecht
Green Office Hogeschool Utrecht strives to create a more sustainable future, by changing the education and research of Hogeschool Utrecht, and by engaging students and staff. The Green Office achieves this goal by informing, inspiring and activating the university community. It is inspired by the Green Office Model.
» Organised multiple sustainability tours to showcase innovative sustainability projects on campus
» Co-hosted an information market together with 5 other initiatives for people to learn more about renewable energy and energy efficiency
» Created an overview of all sustainability courses and minors students can take at the university
» Led multiple plogging runs for students to do sports and collect waste while running
The team consists of 6 student employees and 1 staff coordinator known as “The Green Officer”. The Green Office works with volunteers to realise different sustainability projects on campus.
Founding story of the Green Office Hogeschool Utrecht
The university had a sustainability programme for over three years. As part of the programme, a centre of expertise was launched, a strategic plan formulated and sustainability projects in operations and education had been initiated. When the programme ended, the ambition was to continue with sustainability in a more engaging way. The university then established the Green Office in 2016 to inform and activate students and staff to participate in sustainability.
Green Office Hogeschool Utrecht is part of the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, in the Netherlands. 36,500 students study and 3,500 staff work at the university. Upon its founding, the Green Office was approved by the Executive Board. It is hosted by Student Services. In 2017, the Green Office had a budget of €125,000. For more information, you can visit their website.