Campaigns and Events
To achieve the long terms aims of our Sustainability Strategy and become a more sustainable university, we need to support our staff and students to have an understanding of the issues, knowledge of how to be more sustainable in their lives and a want to be. Research from NUS and HEA has shown that there is a student expectation and need to engage through the informal curriculum on sustainability and the engagement programme will facilitate this.
Since 2010 engagement, particularly with students has been a focus of the sustainability programme. Targets are set as part of the Sustainability Strategy and Campus Environmental Objectives and Targets. A range of initiatives have been implemented. Look out for the following initiatives coming up in 2016/17!
We are also keen to have staff and student views on our strategy and initiatives which we facilitate through a range of staff and Student Union representation on our Sustainability Programme Board. However, if you wish to be involved as well please get in touch with Bec Bennett, Environmental Sustainability Officer, or provide any general feedback by email.
We also encourage students to tackle a live sustainability issue for their projects or dissertations.
Go Green Salford is a variety of events and activities during Feb/March to show how individuals can take small steps to reduce their impact on the environment and benefit themselves while contributing to tackling global issues such as climate change incorporating Go Green Week, Fairtrade Fortnight and Climate Week.
Blackout was created by the University of Southampton in 2012 and developed nationally in partnership with the National Union of Students since 2013. It brings together staff and students to take an energy audit on buildings across campuses, switching off unnecessary lights and equipment to make huge financial and carbon savings. This years event will be taking place in November 2016.
Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme that gets students and staff working together to bring about positive change in their workplaces. Run by the National Union of Students and now in its fifth year nationwide, this will be the third year Green Impact will run at Salford.