The Athena Institute (VU Amsterdam) has announced two PhD and one postdoc position on a new project SOY STORIES: Connected sustainability histories and futures of the global Soyacene.
Fashion and the Anthropocene: towards a sustainable fashion future
Thursday 27th October 2022 14.00-17.00 incl. reception NU Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Today the fashion industry forcefully promotes its sustainability credentials. From branding and promotion strategies to recycling, resale, rental and reuse, fashion companies are keen to demonstrate awareness of the climate crisis. But are these responses adequate? As the damage the Anthropocene represents for... Continue Reading →
Water Heritage for Sustainable Cities Course
In the autumn of 2022, The Netherlands Institute in Turkey offers a course that addresses past experiences and current and future challenges of urban water supply.
Symposium: Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water.
‘Sink or Swim’ is an interdisciplinary symposium establishing an encounter between visual art, history, philosophy, ecology and governance, seeking to provide current insights and creative inspiration for building a sustainable relationship with water. Still Waters Run Deep is an interdisciplinary programme curated by Marlies Augustijn, taking place from 26 June until 7 August 2022 at Nieuw Dakota, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Amsterdam-Noord.
Symposium report: Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900
On Thursday the 17th of March 2022, the project team Omgaan met droogte or Coping with Drought which includes EHC Board members Petra van Dam and Dániel Moerman, hosted their first Symposium as an EHC special event. In a hybrid format, with more than 30 attendants combined in person and on Zoom, several team members presented... Continue Reading →
CfP: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability: Policy Solutions for the Climate Emergency – International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability (online)
The 17th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability invites submissions. It will will take place on 24-26 February 2021. This year’s special focus will be on Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability: Policy Solutions for the Climate Emergency. Plenary speakers: Diederik Samsom, Marjan Minnesma, Christian Felber and Ilona Otto. For those that are interested... Continue Reading →
Online Symposium: Investigating and Rethinking Single Use Plastics
For those interested: there is a Vrije Universiteit (online) event about single use plastics taking place on the 18th of September.
Help the Green Office make our campus greener
The Green Office invites you to help make our campus greener.
Lecture and Masterclass Allan Stoekl – Sustainability: Technocracy and Meditation
Please note a change of room for the Masterclass: VU Medical Building, room D-565.
In his public lecture on 20 September, Allan Stoekl draws on the work of Georges Bataille and E. F. Schumacher's Buddhist economics to imagine a theory of sustainability that will avoid the pitfalls of the technocratic approach. In the morning, (R)MA and PhD students are welcome to participate in a Masterclass on this topic.
Should we follow the Wizard or the Prophet? – Discussing diverging paths for sustainable food system transformation
This food system symposium will include keynote talks by international food system experts from within and outside academia. It is held at Vrije Universiteit on Friday, September 13, 9:00-13:00.
ASI Call for Integrative Project Proposals
Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) now calls for integrative project proposals. ASI aims to invite you to submit proposals that would encourage and strengthen ‘Science for Sustainability’ at Vrije Universiteit
On the Roof Film Festival – Sustainable edition
The annual On the Roof Film Festival, held on the roof of the main building of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam this week, is devoted to the theme of Sustainability. Together with the Green Office, the organizers put together a programme of four films, talks, food, and drinks. For four evenings the latest films from world cinema... Continue Reading →
CFP: Science for Sustainability Journal
Attention all students interested in the environmental humanities: our Green Office has launched a peer-reviewed student journal on sustainability. The journal's editors are looking for contributions from the Humanities. Please take a look at their call for papers and consider this opportunity to publish your research paper. Submit your papers for publication in the second edition... Continue Reading →
Dutch Sustainability Day
Today is 'Dag van de Duurzaamheid', a day devoted to Sustainability in The Netherlands. Initiated by Urgenda, the day is intended as a showcase for sustainability initiatives. Check the website for activities across the country, such as the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week or garbage men and women visiting schools to read stories to children about... Continue Reading →
VU Journal of Sustainability Studies 2017
The Green Office VU (GO.VU) is pleased to announce the launch of a submissions platform for the first edition of the VU Journal of Sustainability Studies. The GO.VU recognizes the aspiration of the VU to increase students’ academic interest in sustainability studies. Simultaneously, an awareness of the importance of a swift transition towards sustainability needs... Continue Reading →