VVM is the network of environmental professionals. Sustainable thinkers and do-ers meet each other in their association. Over 1200 members of VVM come from a broad range of backgrounds. From self-employed noise experts to policy makers occupied with greening mobility, and from sustainability officers at commercial firms to climate scientists.
VVM published their own Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (JIES) which is open access for students. It provides a stimulating, informative and critical forum for intellectual debate on significant environmental issues. It brings together perspectives from a wide range of disciplines and methodologies in both the social and natural sciences in an effort to develop integrative knowledge about the processes responsible for environmental change, the impact of environmental change on nature and society, and possible solutions. The Journal is especially concerned with the relationships between science, society and policy and one of its key aims is to advance understanding of the theory and practice of sustainable development.
Find an internship or job
As a member you can easily search the online membership database. Very handy if you want to find relevant interviewees for your thesis or are looking for an internship. But also if you would like to discuss your career opportunities. For this the VVM mentor system is particularly suited: dedicated VVM members who offer you their time, skills and knowledge to help you with questions regarding your study and/or (future) career.
Become a member
Do you want to become a member of VVM? With Storm this is possible with a discount! Instead of €40, your annual contribution will only be €20 and the other €20 goes to Storm. You will get this discount if you register with the promotional code: StormVVM. A subscription to magazine Milieu (in Dutch) is included. All activities are free of charge for student members (except courses and dinners).
Dutch - VVM voor studenten
English - VVM for students
You can get inspired at over 40 activities a year. These activities range from a debate on climate psychology to a congress themed ‘science versus emotion’ and from a VVM café on the role of soil in our food system to a networking reception for young professionals.
It is also possible to become active in one of about 20 sections around themes as: climate & energy, biodiversity, soil, and water. Here members discuss the latest developments in their field and organize events on their specific topic of (professional) interest. For students and starters there is section Young