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World Symposium on Green Offices

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC

The establishment of suitable infrastructure to support efforts to integrate sustainability initiatives within higher education institutions, usually called ‘green offices’, has proven to be a sound procedure.

No matter what they are formally called (green offices, offices of sustainability or offices of sustainability services), these offices provide invaluable assistance towards ensuring that matters related to sustainable development at universities are pursued not only systematically, but also continuously. Yet even though green offices are important tools for better integrating sustainability into university operations, there are few specialist events where their activities can be discussed in an integrated way.

The World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO) will be held online from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 7 December 2022. It will take place in parallel to the World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2022.

The latter event will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). In order to cater for the participation of delegates from the various geographical regions and time zones, the first set of presentations will be made by colleagues working  in the Asia and Pacific region, then Africa and the Middle East, followed by Europe and, finally, the Americas.

The World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022) is being organised by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), under the auspices of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme.