“Educational institutions and governments should provide the institutional support, resources and legitimacy for youth-led change processes towards sustainability. Mechanisms should include dedicated funding, institutional integration, working space, mandates, recognition, and training for youth-led sustainability initiatives.”
A Green Office Model is the vision of a student-led and staff-supported sustainability hub that initiates, coordinates, and supports sustainability activities at an institution of higher or further education.
The Green Office Model gave rise to a growing movement of students, staff, faculty and organisation across Europe that use the model as a source of inspiration to get the necessary resources, mandates, and support for student-led sustainability efforts.
A local Green Office is tied into a growing network of Green Offices around Europe. Watch Green Offices at the last GO Summit:
Want to be part of this growing movement?
- Learn more about the Green Office Model
- Check out our open-source materials
- See how we can support you in adapting the model to your institution
- Have a look at the map below to find and contact a Green Office near you.
The green dots are Green Offices that receive funding, office space, salaries or mandates from their institutions. The white dots are initiatives still lobbying for support. Each dot holds the webpage link to the Green Office.