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    The Green Impact project

    Green Impact is an international sustainability project that brings VUB students and staff together. They form teams to work together and make their work or study place greener. To do this they get access to an online toolkit which is challenging and educational for the environmental experts and beginners. The entire project is guided by the GreenTeam, for practical information, but also materialistic support and surprises! At the end of the ride we finish of with a nice award ceremony, where we thank each participant.

    For more information about the project and how to participate, contact the GreenTeam.

    Flower meadow

    In 2014, some volunteers helped with the realization of a flower meadow. The meadow is located at campus Etterbeek behind the housing office, between the yellow and red student houses. In the summer of 2016, volunteers also placed an insect hotel. The biodiversity at campus Etterbeek is rather unique. Did you know that beside the flower meadow you can also come across mice, nightingales, geese, squirrels and even foxes? Besides that, you can find rare plant and bird species! In 2018, a new moth species for the Benelux has been discovered on Campus Etterbeek!


    This initiative, linked to the Jane Goodall foundation, gave the start for the initiative of teracycle. Used ballpoints and markers are being collected, recycled and afterwards sent to countries in the Global South. So, don’t throw your ballpoints away! Leave them in the teracycle boxes at the library, Crazy Copy Center and Student Information. During the exams you can also find these boxes in the group study spaces.

    Greenteam student team!

    The GreenTeam exists of motivated students who join forces with the sustainability core group at the VUB. The team is part of a larger European network: the green office movement.

    Who is who?

    Nicky Van Kerrebroeck, is a bachelor student Art and Archeology who strongly believes in the power of culture in/for/with social change. After being immersed in Latin-American language and culture, she feels it's time to link her experiences to sustainable engagement.

    Vicky Vanderroost, she started working with the GreenTeam as an intern, this was because of her study, adult educational sciences, and decided to stay. Environment and sustainability are a big part of her life. Because of this, she also chose for a plantbased lifestyle. By now she is in her masters.     

    Alison Lahaye, master student Clinical Biological Psychology, joined GreenTeam during her third bachelor. Sustainable living is one of her big interests, in her spare time she often goes to lectures about diverse topics. She tries to incorporate the gained knowledge into her lifestyle.

    Join the VUB Greenteam

    You want to help build a sustainable university but you don't really know how? As a volunteer you assist the GreenTeam and the VUB environmental service to manage specific projects. You operate as their eyes and ears. Join forces with the team, follow them on Facebook or Instagram or join the volunteers Facebook group.

    Greenteam VUB

    Help building a sustainable university
    Tip: to reach us, send us an e-mail or give us a call


    +32 2 629 22 77

    Campus Etterbeek, room E.2.08
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