The VESTING Board 2018-2019 started an initiative within VESTING to stimulate public and social awareness amongst our members. With this movement, we want to show that it is possible to operate in a field of Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies while at the same time contributing to a better world. During the past few years, we have tried to accomplish these goals by providing a platform for socially conscious businesses and giving them the opportunity to come in contact with our members.

Furthermore we, as VESTING, try to create awareness on a more informal level using monthly green initiatives. The aim of these initiatives is to show students what they can do themselves to contribute to a greener world. Every month, these green initiatives show that the first step to changing the world is changing yourself.

Green Calender 2020

January 2020

All year long the VESTING Board focussed on buying sustainable board and office supplies, emphasize the fact that also the small things matter. 

February 2020

The transition to sustainable company gifts, to also raise awareness for sustainability among our partners.

March 2020

The VESTING Board switched to using digital participation lists only for informal events, in order to reduce paper.

April 2020

The VESTING Charity Run was organized. Together with 47 members, a total of 280 km was run, thereby raising exactly €500 for the Voedselbank!

May 2020

The committee applications of February and May have been held completely paperless. In order to reduce the consumption of paper, future committee applications will also be held paperless.

June 2020

The VESTING Board shared a sustainability quiz on Instagram to test their green knowledge and to make its members more aware of how they can be sustainable.

July 2020

The VESTNG Partnership brochures handed to companies were made of 100% recycled FSC fibres.


August 2020

The VESTING Board organized the Fifty Delivery in order to avoid food waste! Having loaded a whole lot of snacks from our famous AXECO Fifty Cent Shop in a rented 'bakfiets', we cycled to various places in Groningen.

September 2020

The package that all first-year EOR students received from VESTING contained only sustainable goodies!


October 2020

The VESTING Board 2020-2021 introduced the VESTING Sustainable Sunday. Every Sunday we will highlight a sustainable tip, recipe or fact!

November 2020

The VESTING Board 2020-2021 participated in 'De Grote Kerstkaartenactie' held by 'Het Ouderenfonds' and encourages all her members to do the same!

December 2020

All year long, the VESTING Board has been firmly committed to discovering new (small) ways to make the association more and more sustainable!


Green Calender 2019

January 2019

The VESTING Board has decided to eat at least one day per week vegetarian in January 2019 and challenged its members to join by sharing the recipes.

February 2019

The refrigerator for the Fifty Cent Shop was be substituted for a more sustainable version with an A+ label.

March 2019

The VESTING Board added fruit to the Fifty Cent Shop during the exams.


April 2019

VESTING compensated the flight from the International Program to Taipei by donating the remaining budget to an organization that plants trees and compensated the bus trip from the Weekend Trip to Hamburg by donating the remaining budget to an organization which removes plastic waste from the sea.

May 2019

The VESTING Board followed and promoted a disposable plastic-free diet to create awareness about the amount of plastic that is used every day.


June 2019

VESTING organized a dinner for the voluntary organization Humanitas at Bie de Buuf, a neighborhood restaurant set up by the social enterprise Toentje. 


July 2019

VESTING shared tips on how to travel more sustainable to raise awareness for Earth Overshoot Day.


August 2019

VESTING introduced the position of a confidential counselor. Fenna Beentjes will provide all members in need with a listening ear. 


September 2019

The transformation of the VESTING Room into a greener working environment by introducing standby killers, a plant and an ergonomic sitting ball. 

October 2019

Donating the VESTING Auction money to research of the University of Groningen, focused on decreasing waste by stimulating remanufacturing. 

November 2019

November 2019 was the VESTING Charity month where we raised almost €2500 for KWF Kankerbestrijding en Lovely Leah Foundation, we held, for example, a charity auction. 

December 2019

Creating awareness and motivating students to have a sustainable Christmas.



Green Calender 2018

March 2018

The VESTING Board bought fairtrade board sweaters.


April 2018

The constitution letters sent were all made of recycled paper. Besides that, the regular VESTING Notebooks were replaced by notebooks made of sustainable paper.

May 2018

The VESTING Board donated 100 trees to the organization Plant-for-the-Planet to compensate the flight of the International Programme.

September 2018

Members had to bring their own crockery and cutlery tot the Introduction Camp instead of using plastic crockery and cutlery. Besides that, the new VESTING Pencils were made of bamboo wood.

October 2018

An option to donate a euro to the Bas van Goor foundation was added to the Fifty Cent Shop. By this, Jochem Hak and Tobias WItte raised money by successfully running the New York marathon on the 5th of November.

November 2018

At the Active Members Weekend, only vegetarian food was bought and no plastic cutlery was used. Furthermore, the leftover food was donated to the less fortunate in the local area. 

December 2018

A map with the route to the Career Experience was posted on Social Media, to stimulate students to go there by bike. Besides that, recruitment activities were made cheaper for NGO’s in this month.

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