Welcome to Leiden University Green Office
We are Leiden's sustainability hub, we provide a place where students and staff members cooperate to support the sustainable development of our University!
Meet our team

Dieneke de Weerd

Operation Coordinator

Rianne Läkamp

Communication Coordinator

Benthe Koster

Management Coordinator

Eveline Kantor

Community Coordinator

Sarah Alford

Strategy & Evaluation Coordinator

Nadieh Kamp

Education & Research Coordinator

Amber Hensema

Environmental Coordinator VGM

Jeroen Wayenberg

Energy & Sustainability Coordinator Real Estate

Green Heroes: The Law Library employees

Green Heroes: The Law Library employees On his last day before moving to his new job at Wijnhaven Library, we spoke to Johan IJzerman about the initiative he set up within the Law Library. Johan is a student of Pedagogy at Leiden but also works 19 hours a week as a library employee in multiple of Leiden University’s Libraries. Seeing that the university does not currently recycle any plastic, Johan initiated a system to separate and recycle plastic bottles. What…

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Sustainable Clothing Swap Green Drinks

Once again nothing to wear, while your closet is overflowing? Do you have clothes that have quietly spent years without being worn once? Are you looking to freshen up your wardrobe? Then it is time to join Leiden United and the Leiden University Green office for our sustainable clothing swap and Green drinks. When? On Wednesday, May 3rd Walk in at 19:30 and clothing swap starts at 20:00 Where? Plexus, Leiden Kaiserstraat, 2311 EZ Leiden How does it work? For…

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The Sustainable Start Up Green Drinks

In a world in which the transition towards a sustainable society is a slow and challenging process for estabilished organisations, the Start-up can possibly offer a disruptive solution. Would you like to hear more about the possibilities entrepeneurship has to offer for the field of sustainability and vice versa? And would you like find out what its like to embark on a start up journey? Then come to our Sutainable Start – up Green drinks on the 6th of April!…

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Which party matches with your sustainable vision for the future?

With the upcoming elections in the Netherlands, people have a hard time deciding who to vote for. Therefore, a lot of organizations are giving people advice on who to vote for. Besides this advice, there is a “stemwijzer” available and there are of course the opinions of your friends and family that can help you decide. All of these different views and sources of information can be pretty overwhelming. Added to which, the questions asked in these kind of “stemwijzers”…

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Next Green Drinks: Presentation of Year Plans

Are you a student or staff member of Leiden University and curious to find out what Leiden University Green Office is and what we do? Then join our next edition of Green Drinks, where we will present the LUGO year plans for 2017-2018 and you can provide us with your feedback and ideas! Program: 16:00 – 16:15 – Walk in 16:15 – 16:45 – Presentation year plans 16:45 – 17:00 – Questions 17:00 – 17:30 – Drinks The drinks afterwards…

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Third Green Drinks: a lively discussion about sustainability and education

A few weeks ago we had our third Green Drinks event. The theme of the evening was: sustainability and education. Rene Kleijn, professor at the CML Institute, opened our event with a short but pungent speech about his opinion regarding sustainability at the university. After his speech, all the attendees were divided in small groups to give their opinion on different topics concerning sustainability in education, so the LUGO could gather some insights about the views and needs of the…

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Vacancy Green Office members

LUGO is looking for Green Office Members! Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) is Leiden’s sustainability hub, where students and staff members work together to realise sustainable change within the university and its surroundings. Are you passionate about sustainability and do you want to help make a change? Apply to become a Green Office Member and join the movement! What are we looking for? Our Green Office has three different teams you can join: Media, Events and Campus Operations. In your…

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Opening Leiden University Green Office!

Yesterday (27-09) we had the festive opening of the Leiden University Green Office. The opening took place in the Oranjerie in de Hortus Botanicus. Several speakers gave informative and inspiring speeches, for example alderman Paul Dirkse and Jan van der Boon. Besides this, Mister de Snoo has revealed the tree which the LUGO has adopted for a year which was the real kick-off of the LUGO. It was an inspiring day and we would like to thank everybody for attending…

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EVENT: Green Drinks 10/10 (The Day of Sustainability)

Next week the 10/10 is the day for sustainability. The day for sustainability is a day on which attention is given to sustainability. Around the entire country a lot of interesting lectures and events are organised. On the day for sustainability we will be organising our first ‘Green Drinks’ at our Green Office! From 16-18 you can come and join us for a drink, this is a nice opportunity to mingle with us and other enthusiastic students and staff of Leiden…

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Interview with Leiden University

The environmental policy (Duurzaamheidsbeleidplan) of Leiden University insisted on starting a Green Office to expand and promote sustainability within Leiden University. This plan has now become reality as we have started with several activities and projects. To make people understand what a Green Office is, what the motivation is of the employees working in the Green Office are and what we are planning to do in the near future we gave an interview, which you can read on the website of the…

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Reuvensplaats 2
2311 BE Leiden
Open hours: Wednesday 12-14