Current Initiatives that you may like to consider
Car-Share – The University has entered into partnership with Liftshare the UKs largest car sharing host. Although currently we are only offering this to staff via a soft marketing launch we aim to also include students via a more dedicated campaign following the start of the new academic year. The initial target is to reduce Scope 3 travel emissions by 5% demonstrated by the Liftshare Portal in the first year of takeup.
University Allotments – The University has allotments available for both staff and students, advice and assistance is available via our grounds team.
NUS Student Switch Off campaign – We are looking for new student ambassadors for this year’s Green Week campaign, if you are keen to be involved in reducing energy and waste in your accommodation please contact Stewart Hugill. Our target for this year is to extend the campaign to include all campus residences rather than just The Lawns campus as per previous years.
Environmental Sustainability Campaigns – The focus this year is to ensure that all staff and students receive training and offers of participation, at the start of the new academic year. We would look to follow this with a series of weekly campaigns at the beginning of each subsequent term aimed at reducing both waste and energy consumption by 5% on the previous term for both academic and residential properties. Please feel free to contact Stewart Hugill for further info.
Bike Hub/Green travel – The University provides a subsidised bike hire service with opportunities for students to learn about maintenance under a professional engineer.
Trade/Student Unions – We engage with the Unions in all aspects of Environmental management, please feel free to approach your rep should you wish to discuss any proposals via this avenue.
Induction Training – All new staff and students are provided with copies of our polices and Environmental training/information as part of their induction process.
ISO 14001:2015 Committee members – Following the successful graduation of our current student reps on the committee we are looking to recruit new members following the start of the new (2017) academic year. This provides an opportunity to be involved with both our current Environmental management and also help further development of our overall Sustainability Strategy and Carbon Management Plans.
Living Lab – The University is committed to offering all appropriate areas of the estate up to be included as a “Living Lab”. Currently we are working with the Innovation Department looking at residential metering and control systems but would be keen to expand this subject to suitability for any Environmental or Energy reduction schemes/ideas.