Free online course on Green Office Model for students and staff - apply now


You’re interested in or working on sustainability at your university or college? You’re looking for ways to get more institutional support, in terms of funding, a mandate or office space? Then apply to the online course to learn how to establish your “Green Office”!

A Green Office (GO) informs, connects and supports students (and staff) to act on sustainability at their university and beyond. Different from volunteer-led sustainability efforts, a GO receives a mandate, financing and office space from the university. The model won the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2015. You find more information on a dedicated website on the Green Office Model, including 23 case studies.

The online course is interesting for all:

  • Volunteer-led sustainability student or staff groups who want to learn how to get more institutional support, access and mandate for their sustainability efforts
  • Individual sustainability staff who want to establish a central hub working on sustainability, rather than just working on sustainability as a lone champion
  • Well-established and resourced staff-led sustainability teams, who are interested in setting-up a student-led sustainability team that works alongside them on student engagement and communication.

The online course is free of charge. Click here for more information and course application. Application deadline is Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

rootAbility and the UNESCO Chair Higher Education for Sustainable Development at Leuphana University Lüneburg developed this online course jointly. Both met as members of the Partner Networks of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD, developed the project and together successfully applied for funding from the German foundation DBU to finance it.