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News from the Green Office

We will soon be opening

We will soon be opening

The Green Office is closed until the beginning of the academic year. Do you have a voucher? Then you can exchange it soon. Keep an eye on our website for opening hours.

We stand with you

We stand with you

WE STAND WITH YOU Green Office stands with the #blacklivesmatter movement against systemic racism and discrimination. Green Office is primarily a place for sustainability. However, focus on sustainability goes hand in hand with attention for social inequality, gender...

Call for projects

Call for projects

The Green Office for KU Leuven is looking for new project managers. Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to join a team of motivated ambitious students who try to make KU Leuven a sustainable place? Pitch your own project idea and we’ll help you realize it....

Watch our Tree Talks online

Watch our Tree Talks online

The Tree Talks are a series of three lectures about companies that plant trees. In a short lecture (15 to 20 minutes) with a Q&A session afterwards, they explained how they manage their businesses, how they plant trees… The Tree Talks were organized during our...

Three leftover cocktails

Three leftover cocktails

Do you have any leftover veggies or fruits? Are you starting the weekend early? Take a look at these cocktail videos made by our event team! The cocktails are made from leftover strawberries, tomatoes and cucumber. Can you think of a better way to use leftovers? We...

Interview with Pascale

Interview with Pascale

Name: Pascale MaasProject: Brussels Hi there, could you quickly introduce yourself? I’m Pascale and right now I’m in the second year of my bachelor in Environment and Prevention Management at KU Leuven Campus Brussels. In my spare time, I keep busy with yoga, travel...

Interview with Eline

Interview with Eline

Name: Eline De WitteProject: Ecosia on Campus Hi there, could you quickly introduce yourself?   I’m Eline, I’m in the first year of my masters clinical psychology (option children and teens). I’ve been interested in sustainability for a very long time and I...

Interview with Monica

Interview with Monica

Name: Monica LambrechtsProject: Stick to Reusables Hi there, could you quickly introduce yourself?  My name is Monica Lambrechts, a 3d year bachelor student of Physiotherapy and Revalidation Sciences. How did you learn about the Green Office and about becoming a...

Brainstorm about new projects

Brainstorm about new projects

The Green Office for KU Leuven is a place where students can act for climate, sustainability and sustainable development. We want to offer a platform and build a community which creates awareness amongst students and society about climate change, plastic pollution and...

Every day a Green Office Quiz

Every day a Green Office Quiz

You can participate in our quiz every day of the Sustainability Week. And you can win a prize every day. Are you participating? Today’s quiz is online: click here. For updates, see our Facebook event.

Throwback to a successful campaign

Throwback to a successful campaign

Three still very useful facts about tap water. Did you know that the production of bottled water uses 2000 times more energy than tap water? Did you know that tap water is tested more often and more thoroughly than bottled water Did you know that it is 150 to 1000...

Online Ecosia Contest

Online Ecosia Contest

How many trees can you plant while sitting home? ? Share your Ecosia tree count and win beautiful prices, including a Greenway gift card, Ecosia T-shirts, movie tickets and small grocery bags. We will raffle the prizes among all participants. Like the Ecosia page, tag...

Measures against corona

Measures against corona

Given the recent developments regarding Covid-19, we have decided to cancel our activities until the end of March. We are closely following all KU Leuven advices and try to implement them as good as we can. Thanks a lot for your understanding! Do you have questions...

Ideas to solve the plastic problem

Ideas to solve the plastic problem

Yesterday, 10th of March, a panel of experts gave their views on the world-wide plastic problem. After an introduction by professor Kris Bachus, research manager of climate and sustainability at the HIVA Research Institute (KU Leuven), several companies joined us to...

Veto announces Ecosia launch

Veto announces Ecosia launch

Today in Veto, an article about our Ecosia launch. In the article, project manager Eline tells about the collaboration with the university’s ICT service: ‘We wanted to try Ecosia in two libraries, but ICTS wanted to implement it in all libraries and PC rooms.’ Read...

How to tackle food waste?

How to tackle food waste?

Consumers in Western countries waste an average of 100 kg of food annually. Fortunately, you can take action and reduce your food waste too. To spread awareness regarding this issue, the Sustainable Foods working group is organizing a second edition of the Dumpster...

Launching Ecosia in all KU Leuven libraries

Launching Ecosia in all KU Leuven libraries

Next week, we will be launching Ecosia in all KU Leuven libraries. In the first step, Ecosia will become the default search engine in some of the browsers. After an evaluation in May, we might decide to use to Ecosia in every browser. Besides that, a new screensaver...

How to tackle the plastic problem?

How to tackle the plastic problem?

In times where we hear each year 8 million tons of plastics go in our ocean, up to 50% of our coral reefs are dying, and every year around 270 million tons of plastic is still produced globally, we wonder: what is the future of plastics? How can we tackle this issue...

Get to know the Green Office

Get to know the Green Office

Want to know more about Green Office membership? Want to contribute to a healthier planet? Want to get to know like-minded people? Get to know us during our second-semester Open Meeting. We’ll give some information about our Green Office and the importance of our...

We are on Quivr!

We are on Quivr!

Quivr helps the Ecosia on Campus campaign to grow. From now on, a little info card will be shown on the dashboard of the Quivr app. Like this, we hope to reach more students and convince them to install Ecosia as their default search engine. Read more about the Ecosia...

This website is green

This website is green

While making our new website, we looked for ways to make reduce our digital footprint. This is what we discovered. A website’s footprint depends mostly on the way a website is hosted, because web hosting servers consume huge amounts of energy to keep websites online....

Enjoy wintertime!

Enjoy wintertime!

The Green Office will be closed during the study and examination period. See you in February!

Ecosia screensaver in every library

Ecosia screensaver in every library

Next semester, we will take the next step in our Ecosia on Campus campaign. In all KU Leuven libraries, a new screensaver will be shown on every desktop computer. A QR code will guide users to the Ecosia on Campus page. Like this, working together with KU Leuven ICTS,...

A little party to thank our members

Yesterday, we invited all our members to the Green Office. Every working group gave an overview of their projects, focussing on the progress they made during the past semester. Afterwards, it was time for a party. We sat together for a nice Christmas meal, with dishes...

Student Services bans plastic cups

Student Services bans plastic cups

KU Leuven Student Services recently decided to ban all plastic cups from their offices at the Van Dale College. In order to communicate the change to all staff members and students, Student Offices asked the Green Office to design a banner. Fitting into the #tapitup...

A new look for our cargo bike

From now on, it will impossible not to notice our cargo bike. In order to give our cargo bike better visibility in the streets, we designed new stickers with a big logo and bright colours. The stickers, containing no specific information and made out of a high-quality...

Full house for our Future of food event

Full house for our Future of food event

Yesterday, many students and staff members came to the Green Office for a lecture on the future of food. The lecture was given by a panel of four experts: Bram Van De Poel (professor at the Department of Biosystems, KU Leuven), Stefaan De Smet (professor at the...

Veggie Bag organizes a veggie potluck

Veggie Bag organizes a veggie potluck

Would you like to show your own cooking skills and also taste the meals of others? Next Wednesday, the Veggie Bag working group organizes a Veggie Potluck, during which you can bring your own veggie meal. Can be finger food, dips, soups, desserts or complex meals — it...

CORE organizes a networking event

CORE organizes a networking event

We are looking forward to tonight’s networking event by CORE colleagues. They will be introducing their new sharing system for reusable coffee cups. Curious! More info about the event on Facebook.

Discover tonight’s panel members

Discover tonight’s panel members

Tonight, a panel of experts will talk about the future of food production. We are happy to invite Bram Van De Poel (professor at the Department of Biosystems, KU Leuven), Stefaan De Smet (professor at the Department of Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology, UGent), Erik...

Want to give a hand at the Green Office?

Want to give a hand at the Green Office?

Did you already discover our Green Hands group? From this year on, we want to give everyone the opportunity of giving a hand once in a while, meeting new people and participating at our Green Hands-only events. Join us via our Green Hands Facebook group.

Make your own cosmetics

Make your own cosmetics

The repair café presents a homemade cosmetics workshop! Come over and learn how to create personalised and organic beauty products. Both your body and the environment will thank you! During the workshop, you will get the chance to make a body scrub, lip balm and a...

A crowded Green Office for our soup lunch

This afternoon, lots of students came and tasted our soup made with ingredients from the Veggie Bag. A speaker was present to talk about the farm where the veggies are grown. Thank you all to be present! We are planning more soup lunches next semester. You can also...

We are making soup

We are making soup

Wednesday, the Veggie Bag working group will be cooking some delicious soups. The ingredients will be taken from the Veggie Bag, which contains locally grown vegetables (read more about the initiative here). A speaker will come over and talk about the farm where the...

Why we are informing students about Ecosia

Why we are informing students about Ecosia

Wednesday, the Ecosia on Campus working group organized a pop-up at the Agora Learning Centre, to inform students about Ecosia. Why do we think that’s important? The aim of the Ecosia on Campus project is to make Ecosia more popular at KU Leuven. Our first goal is is...

Install Ecosia and get a free cactus

Install Ecosia and get a free cactus

Tomorrow, the Ecosia on Campus working group organizes a pop-up at Agora. Did you know that every web search has an environmental impact? The Ecosia on Campus projects aims to help you reduce your digital impact. Want to learn more about Ecosia and other ways to make...

Get your ticket for the vegan cooking workshop

Get your ticket for the vegan cooking workshop

December 3th, the Sustainable Foods working group will be organizing a vegan cooking workshop. Do you want to try new vegan recipes inspired by cuisines from different countries? Welcome to a cooking workshop where we will prepare a delicious three-course dinner with...

A dumpster feast to tackle food waste

A dumpster feast to tackle food waste

Did you know that ⅓ of all the food produced in the world for human consumption is thrown away every year? Learn more about the topic (and taste some dumpster food) during our Dumpster feast. As the Green Office’s purpose is to raise awareness among students to food...

Raise your voice for more climate action

Raise your voice for more climate action

All over the world, students are raising their voices for more climate action. Friday 29, the Global Strike for Future will take place in Leuven. Come and make some noise for the climate! More information on Facebook.

Eating The Rainbow

Eating The Rainbow

Did you already hear about the Rainbow Rule? The Rainbow Rule helps you to eat all nutrients essential for optimal health. During a cosy workshop, we will provide you with the necessary knowledge and inspiration to apply the rule in your daily life. After a short...

Planting the trees while surfing the internet?

Planting the trees while surfing the internet?

Yes, you can! Be smart, download ecosia.co/KULeuven as your search engine and plant trees while surfing the internet. It’s free, respects your privacy and Ecosia plants a tree every 0,8 seconds! Read more about the campaign here.

We are changing the opening hours

Did you know you can jump in at the Green Office during our opening hours? If you have any question related to our projects or if you are curious to have a look the Green Office, please come in on Monday evening (18h-20h) or Tuesday morning (9h-11h). Can’t make it?...

This was our kick-off

This was our kick-off

At the Green Office, we are still enjoying our kick-off. Thanks for coming! [photos to be added]

Kick-off: Get to know our partners

Kick-off: Get to know our partners

We are proud to announce these partners will be present for our info fair. Academics for Development Leuven (AFD), Bos Fonds, CleanTech Challenge Belgium, Content, CORE, Green Office Living Lab, Greenpeace Leuven, LOKO, MAAKbar, Studenten Voor Solidariteit – Students...

Kick-off: Discover the full program

Kick-off: Discover the full program

WORKSHOPS • INFO FAIR • WELCOME RECEPTION • LECTURE Find out the full program ? ? CIRCULAR MINI WORKSHOPS 16:00 — 18:00 Green Office Repair Hub (Minderbroedersstraat 50) At the Green Office, we’re all about reduce, reuse, recycle. Did you know that you can repair your...

T-shirts, tyres and totebags

We will be starting our kick-off with a series of free workshops at the Repair Hub. This is what you can do. ☞ Upcycle a piece of fabric with a print of choice at the Scheefdruk truck.☞ Who can fix a bike tyre faster, you or your friend? Find out at Het Fietsatelier!☞...

Member interviews have started

We have started the interviews for new members. Don’t wait to apply if you want to become a Green Office member! Find out more on our membership page.

This was our open meeting

This was our open meeting

Yesterday, we invited all interested students to the Green Office for this semester’s Open Meeting. We provided information about our working, did a couple of brainstorm sessions, and gave everyone the occasion to ask questions about Green Office membership. We were...

Kick-off on two locations

Kick-off on two locations

Did you already discover our Repair Hub? For the first time, the Green Office’s kick-off will take place on two different spots. In the afternoon, we will be doing some nice workshops at the Repair Hub (Minderbroedersstraat 50). Afterwards, we will continue with the...

See you at our Open Meeting?

See you at our Open Meeting?

Want to know more about Green Office membership? Want to contribute to a healthier planet? Want to get to know like-minded people? Ready for a challenge? Get to know us! We’ll give some information about our Green Office and the importance of our Green Office members....

Membership registration is open

Are you interested in making our university more sustainable? Do you want to work on an exciting project? Registration for membership is open now! Go to our membership page.

Welcome!

Welcome!

We had a blast at the Orientation Days. Welcome to all (new) students! Don’t forget to check out our events!

Kicking off our kick-off campaign

Kicking off our kick-off campaign

For most of you, the beginning of the academic year might still be far away. Nevertheless, we are already working hard on our kick-off. In exactly one month, we will be starting our working year with workshops, an info fair, a reception, a lecture and much more. The...

Get to know the Green Office for at your campus

Get to know the Green Office for at your campus

In the coming weeks, the Green Office will be organizing five pop-ups. Join us between 12:00 and 14:00 and get to know us on your campus. This is where you can find us: 25.09 at Arenberg (lawn in front of Auditorium K) 27.09 at Groep T 03.10 at Campus Brussels (Duplex...

We are looking for a new coordinator

The Green Office for KU Leuven is looking for a new (Dutch speaking) coordinator. Do you want to support a team of fantastic students, and make KU Leuven more sustainable? There are still two weeks to apply. Read the full job description here.

Save the date

Save the date

Meanwhile, we are preparing for 2019-2020. Curious to know what our projects will be about? Stay tuned! … and already write October 10 in your calendars.

We are streamlining our communication

We are streamlining our communication

In order to make our digital communication easier to find, we are regrouping our Facebook pages. From September on, we won’t publish any new information on the Fair Fashion page, as well as on the GO Ecolicious and the GO Zero Waste page. All working groups will be...