Green Office TU Eindhoven
The GO Green Office TU Eindhoven wants to enable advancements which increase sustainability in daily activities and operations at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Simultaneously it raises awareness about sustainability. It is inspired by the Green Office Model.
» Successfully worked on the Fairtrade certification for the university
» Set up a system to rent our hard plastic festival cups for events on campus
» Organised clothing swap events fro students and staff
» Held numerous workshops on sustainability during a Green Week
» Gave sustainability tours through a newly renovated building
» Initiated a network for student groups to collaborate on sustainability
10 student employees work in the Green Office team. The students are supported by the Sustainability Advisor, whose job it is also to coordinate the GO Green Office. Within the team, every member has their own function, dealing with policy making, education, promotion and external relations. The Green Office also works with volunteers to advance sustainability through various projects. The projects concern five central themes: Resources, Green Campus, Vitality, Mobility and Energy.
Founding story of Green Office TU Eindhoven
The Green Office was established in 2016 to supplement a more top-down approach of the Sustainability Taskforce, through bottom-up student and staff engagement. The university also hired a sustainability coordinator to work with a student team. The Green Office now makes the university’s sustainability vision tangible in the everyday reality of its students and staff members.
Green Office TU Eindhoven is part of the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. 12,000 students study and 3,000 staff work at the university. Upon its founding, the Green Office was approved by the Executive Board. It is a department of Facility Services. For more information, you can visit their website.