welcome to sustainable the hague
The news is full of environmental issues: record breaking temperatures, tropical deforestation, forest fires, water shortages and plastic soups. For many, the problems we face are overwhelming and even disempowering. Surely, individual actions cannot solve climate change, the rain forests or clean-ups our oceans?
Yes… the challenges we face are hard-to-fathom and they require collective action at a global scale. But change is possible! And… often at a local level changes are happening. So… where to get that delicious sustainable lunch? Or one of your appliances repaired? Or what about clothes that were made with attention to the working conditions of laborers, and the environment? And where can you make a contribution?
The Hague is full of amazing sustainable initiatives, and the goal of this website is to bring those together in one spot, so you can more easily find sustainable options near you, be it for lunch, groceries, new (or used) clothes or community initiatives. For each of the initiatives on this website we provide details in what they do, and why they are sustainable, linking them directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Challenges, but Local Actions
To contribute to the Haagse community, this website is developed by students from Leiden University College (LUC), located right next to Den Haag Centraal. As part of a course on sustainability they collected over 150 sustainable initiatives in and around The Hague. And… why not share this information with The Hague! This way we hope to make being sustainable in The Hague a bit easier!
Map of all listings
You can explore all listings in the interactive map below. Click the icon in the top left corner of the map to filter by category. Please note that "online only" listings, such as food delivery or car sharing companies are not listed on the map below, as they do not have a relevant physical location. They can be found along with all other listings through the main navigation menu above.
Is your company missing?
As this is a bottom-up and unpaid student driven website… we might have missed your amazing sustainable initiative in The Hague… sorry! But not to worry… simply fill out the form, and we will review it and add it to our website!