10 October 2018

A Tiny Forest on campus!

For Green Office Utrecht’s fifth birthday, we received a wonderful birthday present from Utrecht University: a Tiny Forest on campus! This was officially announced yesterday by Annetje Ottow at the festive opening of the Green Office Dependence. The idea for a Tiny Forest on campus came from Cas de Ruiter of the Utrecht Biologists Association. The planting of the forest is made possible by the Executive Board and the department of Real Estate & Campus. Keep an eye on our website and socials for the latest news!

A Tiny Forest is a dense, indigenous forest with the size of a tennis court. It’s a great place for butterflies, birds, bees, small mammals, and humans! It can be used as an outdoor classroom and a healthy meeting place. A tiny forest provides cooling on hot days, more biodiversity and water storage during heavy rainfall.

Today, on the Dutch National Day of Sustainability, we invite you to celebrate with us and look back on five years of Green Office Utrecht. Drop by for drinks, snacks, memories and fresh new ideas! In front of the Green Office on Heidelberglaan (note the change of venue!), we’ll host an interactive exhibition where you can take a journey through five years of Green Office history. Read more about our event here.

What is a Tiny Forest?