Launch of the ‘Amsterdam City Doughnut’: Establishing the Sweet Spot of Society

Launch of the ‘Amsterdam City Doughnut’ Establishing the Sweet Spot of Society By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTRE | April 20th, 2020 Amsterdam canals on a summer day. Elisa Morand / The Amsterdammer.  On April 7, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Municipal Executive of Amsterdam decided to adopt British economist Kate Raworth’s Doughnut economic […]

Photo Story: Students March to Take Actions Against Climate Change

February 18, 2019 Students March to Take Actions Against Climate Change Lucia Masip / The Amsterdammer About 200 students protested last Thursday, on February 14, in Dam Square as part of an international mobilisation to call for governments to take more drastic actions against climate change. This was the second time the civil society group […]

UvA Green Office Hosts its First Independent Lecture Event of 2019

Last Wednesday, February 6, more than 30 students attended the UvA Green Office event ‘Sustainable Transport: Innovations in Amsterdam’ at CREA’s theatre. The event was the office’s first independently-produced event of the year. Addressing the audience were Cornelia Dinca, founder of the consultancy Sustainable Amsterdam and delegation lead of the municipal organization Amsterdam Smart City, […]

Amsterdam Debates Environmental Sustainability at GreenDoc Film Festival

Last weekend, the first edition of the GreenDoc Film Festival took place in Amsterdam. Dozens gathered at De Ceuvel, a sustainable urban complex in the North of the city, for a weekend of movie screenings focusing on environmental issues. The screening program was open to all, and was complemented by workshops, yoga classes, a food […]