Wageningen counts plenty of green-minded (student) organisations welcoming students to get involved. To make it easier for you to find the organisations you’d like, here we give an overview of the organisations alongside with short descriptions of their specific aims and practices. You can also click on the logos of the organizations to get to their websites. We are all part of the GAN, the green active network!
Organizations of the Green Active Network (GAN)
- Stichting Boerengroep
Stichting Boerengroep (Peasant Foundation) is a student foundation at WUR that aims to connect the university (students, research, education) with the reality and challenges of farmers in both the Netherlands and worldwide. We fight for social, just and sustainable food production. We do this by bringing students into the fields and farmers into lecture rooms at the university.
- Connect Wageningen
Connect Wageningen is a municipal political party of young people, students, internationals and newcomers in Wageningen, for all people from Wageningen. The party was founded at the beginning of 2017 and participated for the first time in the municipal elections in Wageningen in March 2018. The goal is to represent new and young Wageningers and involving politicians in order to make Wageningen a better place for everyone, by being a honest and easily visible political party. We also want to have a good time together in Wageningen.
- Creative Garden Wageningen
We garden, we plan, we design, we build, and we have fun doing it. We recycle materials, swap stories and share lunch on working days. Everyone is welcome and invited to come on work days, pizza parties and courses! The group began in 2014 – in an underused and beautifully landscaped healing garden belonging to de Hoge Born. The vision is to facilitate an inclusive teaching and learning space with a focus on enjoying the garden and experimenting with urban agriculture over the next 15 years – right here. It’s early days but we’re busy making a shared experimental garden to explore different practical ideas, grow stuff and learn from each other. If you enjoy gardening, chickens, bees or just practical work and want to build something big – then this is the place for you.
- Enactus Wageningen
Our goal at Enactus Wageningen is to create an environment that enables students to discover entrepreneurship, while making a social impact. Students can participate in one of our four sustainable companies and learn all about what it’s like to run their own start-up. This can be difficult at times and that is why we, Enactus Wageningen, act as a guide that organizes weekly workshops and speakers for the development of you and your team. We believe that investing in responsible leaders makes the world a better place!
- Foodsharing Wageningen