About us

What is HZ Green Office?

The HZ Green Office is a team of students from HZ University of Applied Sciences who are passionate about sustainability and who want to bring a change to the world!

The HZ Green Office informs, connects, and supports students and staff to act on sustainability. At the same time, the GO develops its own ideas to embed sustainability in education, research, or operations. You can link the HZ GO activities with HZ Personality.

The HZ Green Office organises different events and projects aimed to make our school and local environment more sustainable. Our goal is to build and strengthen our (international) community, connecting with each other around action-based sustainability initiatives that generate a positive impact and will inspire others.

We won’t have you sitting inside a classroom, but we will provide you with real-life experiences, often organised outside in the open air.

Come and join us, meet students from different study programmes with varying cultural backgrounds, and have fun whilst doing good!

The Official HZ Green Office Report can be found here: Report HZ Green Office EN 2020

How can you become involved?

Everyone is welcome to join one or several of the projects.

Have a project or event idea of your own? We would love to hear about it and help make it into reality.

You can link your activities for the HZ Green Office with your study programme in several ways:

  • via HZ Personality
  • an assignment for a certain course
  • a minor course
  • an internship or board member position

Our Mission, Vision and Goals

Mission: Our aim is to be the facilitating body in connecting people with sustainability by building and strengthening our community around action-based initiatives that generate a positive impact and inspire others.

Vision: HZ Green Office aspires to become a living lab that encourages its diverse student body by design to be the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.


  • Walk the talk: HZ GO! stimulates internal stakeholders to act as role models (being part of our role in renewing/improving the social fabric of society)
  • Aid the HZ University of Applied Sciences in their goal of incorporating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
  • Strengthen our shared values by cultivating the local sustainability community and connecting people throughout Zeeland 
  • Offer students practical and hands-on experience through our projects and activities

Want to know more?

Email us at greenoffice@hz.nl

Our physical office is located at the end of the PE-2 hallway at the HZ in Vlissingen. The space is not just our office, it's also meant to be used as a green collaborative workzone.

Can't find us there?

On Mondays and Wednesdays, we have a popup office at the Middelburg location of the HZ, Room GW013, Groene Woud 1, Middelburg.

Feel free to drop by!

Follow us on Facebook and on Instagram.

For more information on the various projects visit the project pages here on the HZ Green Office wiki.