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    Green Impact Project

    The VUB wants to put sustainability ahead. In the 2016 sustainability forum, both students and staff made clear that this should be structurally integrated in the university. The Green Impact Project is part of the VUB’s sustainability goals and makes concrete how you can act.

    What?

    Green Impact, awarded a UNESCO Award for groundbreaking work on sustainability and behavioral change, has been developed by the British National Union of Students over the last decade, and is now growing internationally, including at the VUB. An additional asset is that the project is in Dutch and English!

    The project has already been used by more than 400 organizations and 20,000 people as a model for bottom-up change. Making a sustainable change happen is not something that can only be achieved from above, but must also be translated on the daily work floor. This way, sustainability becomes very tangible, and the sustainability of the VUB is a viable goal!

    All teams of the past test year considered the program valuable and relevant. Let's continue this enthusiasm and make as many teams as possible to make a positive change!

    How?

    Students and staff meet in teams based on faculty, background or common areas of work. As a staff member, you can sign up your department, with colleagues. As a student, you can look for other enthusiastic students, or just contact the GreenTeam.

    The GreenTeam built an online toolkit with over 50 concrete actions to make your immediate (work and study) environment greener. The toolkit is packed with examples, but also leaves space for personal input and creative ideas. Thus, you can transform sustainable ideals into practice and this in cooperation with colleagues and students. Based on the number of actions you accomplish during the year, your team will receive a bronze, silver or gold medal at the end of the year, as a thank you for the engagement.

    The GreenTeam supports you from the start and through the process. We try to keep all consultation and training moments short and powerful. Throughout the academic year, a number of moments are provided to get together and to walk through Green Impact. It’s up to you to decide how much time you spend on the project and how often you meet with your team. Even a couple of hours a month can already make a difference!

    Participate!

    Want to participate in the Green Impact Project? 

    Students

    Students can sign up using an online form.

    Staff

    If you are interested in starting the project within your department/ office/team or you have any questions for us, please contact the GreenTeam or sign up by using the online form.

    Feel free to invite GreenTeam to your team meetings to give more information about Green Impact and get your colleagues on board with you.

    Green Impact Toolkit at the VUB

    The online toolkit contains over 50 concrete actions to make your immediate (work and study) environment greener. You can log-in with the following details:

    Official Green Impact page

    Green Impact