Since 2018, the VESTING Board has been busy promoting sustainability within the association. This started with the initiation of monthly Green Initiatives, and has been expanded to a Multi-Year Sustainability Plan by the VESTING Board 2019-2020. We believe that as a study association, it is important to contribute to a better climate and set an example for your members. In addition to making the association more sustainable, we strive to make our members more aware of the importance of sustainability. By doing so, we hope to ensure that they will also incorporate sustainability into their own lifestyles.
Since 2019, VESTING has participated in the Green Label program of the Green Office of the University of Groningen. The Green Label program measures how sustainable an organization is. After fulfilling a Sustainability Checklist, the participating organizations can be awarded Green Office Green Labels to indicate how sustainable the organizations are. Participating organizations can either achieve a Gold Label, Silver Label, Bronze Label, but can also not be awarded a Green Office Green Label at all.
In 2019, VESTING was awarded the Green Office Bronze Label. In 2020 and 2021, VESTING was one of the few associations awarded the Green Office Gold Label. Also for the upcoming years, VESTING strives to increase its effort in making the association and its members more sustainable.