Become a member of the GO Movement!

The Green Office (GO) Movement stands for institutionalising sustainability in higher education through empowering students and staff as change-makers.

Join the movement to realise this mission together! This page shows you how to join, why and what the membership consists of. If you are new to the Green Office model, first check out what it’s all about.

 

Green Office Movement logo

Benefits

Register your Green Office as a movement member

By joining as a movement member you strengthen the capacity of your GO team and the movement as a whole to contribute to our common cause.

Click the button below to download the GO Movement Membership registration form and send the completed form to Tim, together with a logo of your GO, to finalise your registration.

Download the membership registration form
Green Office Movement Membership

These communication channels and information resources allow you to connect with other movement members and to receive support, tips and updates

Share projects and learn from each others’ experiences during interactive 1.5 hour video calls, once per semester:

  • The projects call in October focuses on supporting your project selection and planning. See FB event for details
  • The learnings call in May focuses on reviewing lessons learnt from the past year.

Green Office Online Summit

Deep dive into challenges & achievements, strengthen connections and shape the movement during virtual and/or in-person gatherings, with multiple parallel workshops, where the agenda is co-created by participants:

  • the summit in November takes place online and in-person from Friday till Saturday. See FB event here
  • the summit in March takes place online for 3 hours on a Saturday

5th European Green Office Summit_Ghent

Share & discuss questions, tips, inspiration, and job opportunities with other movement members:

GO Movement Facebook Group

Get individual support on your projects by people who have or are currently implementing similar projects, and give back to the community by mentoring others. You can sign up for the programme once you are a member of the Facebook Group.

Catch-up calls

Each semester the GO movement coordinator* will call you for targeted support and to update the overview of GO activities & challenges, by discussing your team’s status, goals and challenges and planning a workshop if desired.

This is also a good opportunity to evaluate your team, using the Team Health Check.

(*for Dutch GOs, the GO Coordinator of Studenten voor Morgen fulfills this task via in-person meetings)

Catch-up calls

Receive updates about GO movement activities and practical tools in the Resource Hub by signing up for the newsletter (sent ca 2x / semester).

Green Office Movement Newsletter

Use selected templates, good-practices and guides to save time, boost your efforts and build on the knowledge in the movement.

Access the Resource Hub here. To upload files, send them to Tim

Find established and initiating GOs and partner networks that are part of the GO movement. The map makes your GO visible as a movement member and lets you find others close by. It includes links to websites & Facebook pages of members.

Contact Tim in case your GO or its details are missing.

Map of all sustainability offices inspired by the Green Office Model

Showcase and find out how other GOs are organized, what projects they did and what they achieved via the GO case study page.

If you want a case study of your GO to be included or updated, contact Tim.

Show your community and stakeholders that you are part of the Green Office Movement by using the movement logo on your website, PR materials and social media.

You will receive the high-resolution logo after sending the membership registration form.

Stay connected to the movement and share sustainable career opportunities after leaving the Green Office, by signing up for the GO Alumni Network Newsletter and Facebook group.

Here an overview of which activities take place when

Solidarity-based contribution

Your financial contribution enables Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS) to support and connect the members of the GO movement in a way that’s inclusive. Considering the varying financial capacities of GOs and GO initiatives, we opted for a solidarity-based model: this means you can choose which amount seems appropriate to you, given your annual budget and willingness to contribute to the movement.

All movement channels are freely available also to those who are unable to contribute financially, so your choice of contribution does not affect what channels you can access.

If you cannot contribute financially at the moment but still want to join, let us know if and by when you expect to receive a budget.

The money is used to pay for the working hours of the Green Office Movement Coordinator (as SOS staff) to organise the above-mentioned channels and promote the expansion of the movement. In the future, as more GOs join, this may be used to increase GO Movement coordination capacity or offer support funds to GO initiatives or projects.

Remember to include this contribution in your annual budget.

Suggested contribution levels, based on what existing members contribute:

Current members (22)

Netherlands (11)

  • Leiden University Green Office
  • Green Office Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Maastricht University Green Office
  • Green Office Wageningen
  • Green Office Utrecht (University)
  • Green Office TU Eindhoven
  • Green Office Hogeschool Utrecht
  • Green Office Van Hall Larenstein (Velp)
  • Green Office Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Green Office TU Delft
  • HAN Green Office

Italy (1)

  • Green Office Bologna

Uganda (1)

  • Students Sustainability Action Group

Belgium (5)

  • Student Green Office ULB (Brussels)
  • Greenteam VUB (Brussels)
  • Green Office Gent
  • Green Office for KU Leuven
  • Green Office VKI

Germany (3)

  • Nachhaltigkeitsbüro Kaiserslautern
  • Green Office Hildesheim
  • Green Office Konstanz

Sweden (1)

  • Students for Sustainability Gothenburg