World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022)

Wed, 7 Dec 2022, 9:00 am – 11:50 am

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. See for instance:

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.

Based on this need, 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.

The World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO) will be held online from 9:00 am to 11:50 pm on Wednesday, 7 December 2022. It will be followed by the World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2022.



Time (CET)


09:00 – 09:10

World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022)

– Opening Prof. Dr. Walter Leal

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany & Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

09:10 – 09:30

Jennifer Louise Pohlmann

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences – Start of the Office of Sustainability Services: engaging the stakeholders

09:30 – 09:50

Nekane Castillo-Eguskitza

Universidad del País Vasco

The Sustainability Office of the University of the Basque Country: fostering the SDGs in education, research, and transfer through the EHU agenda 2030 strategy.

09:50 – 10:10

Manuel Soto Castiñeira

Universidade da Coruña

The role of the Office for the Environment at the University of Coruña in promoting sustainability

10:10 – 10:30

Manuel Soto Castiñeira

Universidade da Coruña

Evaluation of the Green Campus program at the University of Coruña.

10:30 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:10

Baur Lukas

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

Benchmarking of Greenhouse Gas Emissions German Universities and Colleges

11:10 – 11:30

Alexandros Lingos

University of West Attica

University Sustainability Office at University of West Attica: Theory in real time conditions through Skyros Project.

11:30 – 11:50

José G. Vargas-Hernández

Instituto Tecnológico Mario Molina Pasquel y Henríquez, Unidad Académica Zapopan

Green culture pro-environmental behaviors and organizational environmental sustainability on green human resources management and green
transformational leadership.

13:00 – 17:10

Afternoon Session - World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day


Zoom link:

Please register at SDG-Publications (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de to obtain the access codes.