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About the Green Office

Green Office Groningen is a department of the university lead by students and staff members. The Green Office coordinates and initiates projects related to sustainability at the University. We connect, inform, and inspire students and staff members about how to act more sustainable and show them why this is important.

In addition, we influence policy and business operations of the UG to ensure that they are more sustainable. Our goal is to make sustainability an integral part of the University of Groningen and to keep sustainability on the agenda.


The Green Office strengthens and integrates sustainability within the University of Groningen by supporting, connecting and inspiring both staff and students. The Green Office uses the Sustainability Roadmap as a starting point for all activities.

Together with the Sustainability Sounding Board and involved parties, the Green Office is now working on a new Roadmap for 2021-2026.


The objectives of the Green Office can be broadly summarized in the following points:

  • Increase the visibility and recognizability of the Green Office within the UG
  • Inform students and staff members about the sustainable efforts of the UG
  • Inform and encourage the target group about sustainability
  • Integrate sustainability within business, education and research
  • Providing support and promoting sustainable initiatives initiated by students and staff members
  • Encourage sustainable behaviour amongst students and staff members (at home and work)

The University of Groningen offers external parties the possibility to provide a service for the university. The Green Office advocates for the most sustainable option of these external services and provides advice on this matter. The Green Office has been for example partner in the tenders for printing, catering, sanitation, and transport.

GO team
Green Office team: Francine, Irene, Marijke, Dick, Iris (student assistent)
Last modified:21 August 2020 1.04 p.m.
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