Go Green!

In reaction to the growing climate crisis, Europe has proposed a set of green policy initiatives, also known as the European Green Deal. Young people, however, often feel excluded from political decision-making. This sense of exclusion was frequently expressed during Buro EU, a 2018 climate-centered project initiated by Initiatives of Change The Netherlands (IofC). We are forced to wonder: How can we involve young people in Europe’s climate goals? And how can we further promote the European Green Deal to this group?

In our new program Go Green!, IofC and students set out to search for new perspectives on climate and sustainability. Inspired by the Dutch expression ‘a better world begins with you’, IofC aims to make young people reflect on these perspectives and encourage them to adopt sustainable lifestyle choices.  

During visits to green citizens’ initiatives, organic/vegetarian cooking workshops, and other activities, students will have the opportunity to reflect upon their own ideas about sustainability. How can they translate these green perspectives into green behavior? Which tools for sustainable living do they need? What do they know about the Green Deal and the role of the EU? During this project, students will contemplate these questions by thinking green and going green.

This project is made possible by Initiatives of Change The Netherlands and the representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands.
 

Reports

IofC will write a short report on each Go Green! event. You can read these below.  

1. What do young adults need to make sustainable choices? - the final phase of Go Green! (published 23 june 2022)

2. Bean burgers, seedlings and electric daisies - the vegan cooking workshop at THUAS (9 May 2022)

3. Is sustainability a design problem? IofC's sustainability days at TU Delft (17 & 17 February 2022)

4. Is this generation in need of a green empowerment movement? Go Green! as a source for inspiration for young adults (publ. 28/01/2022)

5. Is Minimalism the lifestyle of the future? IofC's Sustainability Night with international students (2 November 2021)

6. In search of sustainability: Go Green! and IofC's Sustainability Week at The Hague University and InHolland (4-8 October 2021)

 

Impression of IofC's Sustainability Week 2021

Program Go Green!

During Go Green!, we will organise fun activities for young adults and students. Find our program and upcoming activities below!

  • Maker Faire Delft -  4 June 11:00 - 17:00. Visit the world's largest maker faire and play IofC's Sustainability Game! Sign up here to receive a free ticket.
  • E-Waste Conference @HHS 13:00 - 17:00. No time to waste, let's e-volve! 
  • Second visit to Groene Mient - 17 May 11:00 - 14:00. A visit to The Hague's greenest village with Construction Physics students.
  • Vegan Cooking Workshop at The Hague University - 6 May 11:3 - 15:00. Cooking some excellent vegan food with students
  • Den Haag Kleurt Groen - 23 April 2022, 10:00 - 15:00. Share your green ideas! Language: Dutch. Sign up here!
  • Visit to Groene Mient - 30 maart, 13:30 - 15:30. Come and see a sustainable village in The Hague! Sign up here!
  • Play IofC's Sustainability Game @TUDelft - 16 & 17 February 2022, 11:00 - 14:00. How 'green' can you go?  Location: TU Delft Library. You don't need to register - just come say hi
  • Visit Floating Farm - 2 December 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 16:00. Visit the first circular field farm! This event is free of charge. 
  • Sustainability Week The Hague University & InHolland - 4 t/m 8 October. Come and play IofC's Sustainability Game with us!

 

Please contact project coordinator Elly Stiger for more information!

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