Meet our Environmental Sustainability team (and find out how you can go greener)
Jan 30, 2018
Who are the sustainability team?
Our Environmental Sustainability team, based in Estates and Facilities, include Bec Bennett (now in her eighth year as our Environmental Sustainability Officer), Environmental Management Coordinator Neva Mowl and Nia Prys-Williams who joined in September as our new Energy Management Officer (read more about her in this blog).
The team have some exciting projects and events coming up which you can read about here:
Go Green Salford
As part of Go Green Salford there will be a series of activities running from Monday 12 Feb – Friday 9 March.
Join us for The Green Tea on Monday 12 February, 2:00-3:30pm at The Old Fire Station. There will be drinks and cake, and you can find out more about sustainability at the University and have your say. If you would like to attend, register here.
Details of the other Go Green Salford activities will be released soon so keep an eye out for communications on these.
We are happy to announce that Green Impact is back and the new toolkit is now live!
Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation scheme with a competitive streak, run nationally by the NUS and this will be the fourth year that the Salford has participated. It’s a simple, fun and flexible way for teams to improve their environmental performance and engage people with sustainability at the University. You can find out more about how it works on our website and discover how easy it is to get involved here. If you would like to take part, you can register/login here.
If you are new to Green Impact and want to form a team in your area then please get in touch with Neva who will help you get started. If you are continuing with a team from last year, then please be aware of the changes to the programme as explained on the toolkit and the help page, including our new Health and Wellbeing actions and the new process for carrying out projects.
Have you got something that you no longer need, or are looking for an item? If so then check out warp-it! This internal reuse network reduces waste, lowers carbon emissions and saves money. Find out how it works here.
We currently have lots of people registered who are in need of items, so if you have anything to add to the network please register now and get uploading!
To help us reduce our environmental impact, we are in the process of implementing a formal Environmental and Energy Management System through the EcoCampus scheme but aligned with international standards ISO 14001 and ISO 50001. This will provide a framework for continual improvement to protect the environment, improve energy performance and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs.
Through EcoCampus all staff and students at the University have access to the Student Centre, where you can find out more about EcoCampus and complete a Sustainable Development and Carbon Literacy courses; you can create an account here. These courses are great introductions to sustainability so do take a look and share them with colleagues and students.
We hope to see you at some of the Go Green Salford events and please do get in touch if you would like to get involved with any of our initiatives or have any ideas to share.