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Student team

The student team of the Green Office consists of student assistants who, among other things, are involved in the organization of activities, making study associations more sustainable and the social media of the Green Office. Currently the student team consists of the following students:

Danielle Fluks

Daniëlle Fluks
Student assistant Events

"Sustainability targets the biggest issues of our time: how can we share our planet in a way that allows humans, other life, and the planet itself to thrive? Through my work at the Green Office, I hope to help people to think through these issues and discover how they can contribute in their own way. It’s a constant journey of discovering new problems and solutions, but that’s what makes it such a fulfilling endeavour.

In my Research Master (Arts, Media and Literary Studies) I study storytelling in literature and video games."

Sustainable tip: Plan your meals in advance. By thinking about exactly what you are going to eat and what you need for that, you are less likely to buy too much and you don't have to throw anything away. It is also a great opportunity to see which vegetables are in season and to cook with them.

Malcolm D. Davis

Malcolm D. Davis
Student assistant Ambassadors & Secretary

"After being a vegan for the last four years, I realized I still had a lot to learn about being sustainable in other ways. I wanted to surround myself with individuals passionate about contributing to a more sustainable world. Helping at the university that I am a part of sounded like a great place to start. The Green Office offers all involved the opportunity to actively participate in making the university a greener place. It may be a smaller step compared to steps on the world stage, but every step in a greener direction is one worthwhile."

Sustainable tip: Donate old clothes that you no longer use to a charitable organization. The funds accumulated through re-selling old clothing can be used for many good causes. This way nothing goes to waste!

Luisa Velásquez

Luisa Velásquez
Student assistant Communication

"At 15, I learned about the impact that our diets have on the animals and the planet. This triggered a chain reaction. After ten years, sustainability has become a big part of my life. My interest led me to a GO ambassador position last year which is how my journey at the Green Office started. Working as a SA in communications now allows me to spread awareness and share content that can motivate others in their sustainable lifestyle. At the same time, I keep on learning about the current projects and research that are going on at the university. Besides that, I also partake in other projects, such as design and organizing some events. This job allows me to be creative and to work with people from many other disciplines which is an enriching experience.

I am an ELC student and a student mentor and I would like to do a research master's in (socio)linguistics next year."

Sustainable tip: Buy secondhand clothes! You will not support the fast fashion industry, you will keep clothes out of landfills, and you will have a unique style while doing so.

Rik Klement

Rik Klement
Student assistant External & Research

"For me, contributing to the challenge of making living on earth sustainable, is the perfect side job. Exactly that is enabled by the Green Office. Whereas, we focus on sustainable improvements in and around the UG. As such, I can directly apply my study skills and interests to the university I study on myself. Working with colleagues and project groups from different backgrounds enables for both mutual learning and an interdisciplinary approach to the problems we aim to solve. During my bachelor’s thesis on the environmental impact of drinking cup usage on the UG, I cooperated with the Green Office after which I could stay for my student assistant position, which I still enjoy!

I am a master student in Industrial Engineering and Management."

Eline I. Bolt

Eline I. Bolt
Studentassistent Education & Research

"In my minor Future Planet Innovation I learned a lot about sustainability, which made me decide to expand my knowledge on sustainability issues, and to focus on it in my studies as well as in my daily life. In this minor I also got to know about the Green Office and I loved hearing that there was a team dedicated to sustainability at the RUG. I love learning about how we can be hands-on in greening our environments, and I think education plays a big role in this. This is why I enjoy being a student-assistent at the GO!

I study Climate Adaptation Governance at Campus Fryslan and I would like to work on creating climate adaptive environments in the future."

Sustainable tip: Use shampoo and body wash bars instead of plastic bottles. Often they contain much less chemical products and since they don’t come in any plastics they’re much better for the environment!

Lennart van Drunen

Lennart van Drunen
Studentassistent Office Management

"Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. From a policy perspective, I find it very interesting how we can translate our ambitious long-term goals into steps forward in the short-term, big and small. Within our university the Green Office works on this in so many ways, and I love to contribute to that!

After finishing my Bachelor in Spatial Planning, I will now go for a Master in History."

Sustainable tip: Watch you digital footprint! Cleaning your mailbox and files saves data storage, which consumes a lot of energy.

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