Mission & Vision


Green Office Utrecht is the central hub where fresh minds and hands come together to support Utrecht University’s sustainable development.


Green Office Utrecht achieves its vision by making the university’s policy tangible in the everyday reality of its students and staff members by:
informing them
involving them
empowering them to act

What can GOU offer you?

Many activities already take place at the UU within the field of sustainability. However, there is always more that can be done. And who can better do this than students and staff members of the UU themselves? 

If you have an idea that is related to sustainability on campus that you want to put into practice, the Green Office can help you! At first, we can provide you with a reasonable budget to set up your project. Additionally, the GOU team can help you with further project support, provide a network within the university and help with the communication of the project. So, do you have an idea? Either big or small, serious or funny? Feel free to come by to our office for a coffee and check your options, or send us an email and let us know.

You do not want to start a new project but you do have a few spare hours that you want to spent on a project related to sustainability? The Green Office is looking for you. We are regularly in search of helping hands for several volunteer projects. Check out our vacancies page or send us an email and we will inform you about our current positions.

Finally, you are very welcome to join one of our sustainable movie nights, TED Talk marathons or other social events and meet other green-minded people.

What isn't GOU?

The GOU is mainly a facilitating body and has a platform function. We connect people with interesting ideas and help them to unroll their projects. Although GOU regularly receives great ideas and suggestions, we are not set up, nor do we have the capacity to work on all these ideas ourselves. Creating a more sustainable world will not happen by itself. Let’s do it together and tell us what you want to do and how we can help you!

UU and Sustainability

Curious what the UU does on the topic of sustainability in their research, education and operations? Click here!

Read the article about Green Office Utrecht in Tijdschrift Milieu 4-2014 of the VVM, network of environmental professionals (in Dutch).