Kick-off event

Save the date! On October 4th, the Green Office will be kicking off the new academic year with its free minimalism event!

All activities take place at the Zwartzustersklooster in different rooms (Green Office, Rousseau, Newton, Kapel), except for the bike repair workshop.

? TIPS & TRICKS INTERACTIVE SPACE 4 – 11pm @ room Newton

One room will be transformed into an interactive space with tips & tricks for a minimalist lifestyle. Get inspired or inspire others with your minimalist or sustainable knowledge.

? SECOND CHANCE MARKET SECOND EDITION 4 – 6.30pm @ kapel Zwartzustersklooster

Do you also have some clothes, accessories or shoes you would like to exchange or sell? We have two options for you: Swap table: if you only have a few pieces of clothing, this formula is perfect for you. On the Swap table you can “swap” or exchange your clothes with someone else. Drop off your clothes on the Swaptable and find something new! Market: for only € 2 you rent a private sales booth (table included) Don’t wait too long, places are limited. Your registration is only official when you receive an email.

Rent a spot on our Market via this link

? (Dutch only) STILTEWANDELING 16u – 17u30, verzamelen @ Green Office

We ontdekken samen stille plaatsen in Leuven waar we af en toe halt houden voor korte meditatie en mindfulness oefeningen. Zowel studenten als personeelsleden zijn welkom om deel te nemen.

Schrijf je in via deze link Plaatsen zijn beperkt.

? SUSTAINABLE INFO FAIR 5 – 7pm @ Zwartzustersstraat

Have a chat with our colleagues from other sustainable organisations around Leuven and beyond!

? [full / volzet!] VEGGIE BAG COOKING CHALLENGE 5 – 6.30pm @ kitchen Green Office

Join us for a fun and challenging cooking experience! In small groups, you think outside the “veggie” box to create a minimalistic but delicious, healthy and plant-based meal. If you can convince the other participants of your creative cooking skills, your group takes home a goodie bag.
[sorry, no more spots left]

? [full / volzet!] WORKSHOP BIKE REPAIR 6 – 7pm @ Het Atelier (Minderbroedersstraat 48)

Learn to repair your own bike under guidance of an experienced technician. Start the semester with a as-good-as-new bicycle!
[sorry, no more spots left]

? (Dutch only) IMPROTHEATER WORKSHOP 5.30 – 7pm @ room Rousseau

We organiseren een workshop rond minimalistisch improtheater in samenwerking met Preparee: een combinatie van impro oefeningen geïnspireerd op het minimalisme! De spelers van Preparee sluiten af met een kort optreden waarbij ze één van hun nieuwste concepten gebruiken.

Schrijf je snel in via deze link. Plaatsen zijn beperkt.

? FOODTRUCK TINY GREENS FARM 6 – 8 pm @ Zwartzustersstraat

Dinnertime! Tiny Greens Farm grows micro vegetables and herbs in organic potting soil, without pesticides. They use only the power of light and water and this on less than 100 m2. Enjoy their vegan wrap or burger for only 5 euro at our kick-off!

? RECEPTION AND WELCOME SPEECH 6.30 – 7.15pm @ kapel Zwartzustersklooster

The vice-rector sustainability and the Green Office for KU Leuven invite you for a drink and toast to the new working year.

? TINY HOUSE TALK 7.15 – 8pm @ kapel Zwartzustersklooster

Thomas, Anne and their daughter have been living for years in a tiny house on wheels. Learn all about their minimalist experience during this talk! By Tiny House Belgium.

? LECTURE BY BLERI LLESHI 8 – 9pm @ kapel Zwartzustersklooster

Bleri Lleshi conducts research on themes such as social inequality, love, neoliberalism, youth, interculturality, identity and Brussels. In addition, he is a lecturer at UCLL and writes columns for Knack. During this presentation he will talk about the consequences of materialism and unfulfilled satisfaction.

? DOCUMENTARY SCREENING “DOWN TO EARTH” 9.15 – 11pm @ kapel Zwartzustersklooster

Leaving the rat race behind, a family of five embarks on the journey of a lifetime. They travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. During five years on six continents they seek out tribal sages never filmed or interviewed before. DOWN to EARTH reveals the deep wisdom they found and its power to transform lives.

? SUSTAINABLE BAR 7 – 11pm @ Green Office

Enjoy a homemade lemonade or a fairtrade beer at our bar.


04 October 2018


14:00 - 21:30


Green Office for KU Leuven
Zwartzustersstraat 2 Leuven Belgium 3000