Green Impact!

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As some of you know I’m still looking for volunteers to take part in the
Green Impact environmental accreditation scheme as part of an APS Team!
This is a user friendly (and not time consuming) programme that runs
until the end of Feb. 2010 and then again in 2011 (supported by this and
22 other Universities in the UK). It is open to all. More details below.

Please email me by this Friday 15th Jan. if you
would like to take part. If you have contacted me already I know who you
are so no need to contact me again.

Thanks!

Andy

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Green Impact

Volunteers needed to take part in the Green Impact environmental
accreditation scheme!

1 of 3 projects in Degrees Cooler Programme the University has signed up to

23 HE institutions in the UK taking part to help staff make their
workplace greener and to be recognised for what is already being done

What does it Involve?

User friendly and not time consuming!

The formation of a named Dept. Team (15 min.- no max. open to all)

Completion of a ‘Team Workbook’ of Green Criteria such as “Do you use
recycled paper?“ etc. etc.

End of February it is graded and the Team credited with a Bronze, Silver
or Gold ‘Green’ Award! (Award ceremony in May)

It is repeated in 2011 where the Teams try to earn a better grade

What Might it Achieve

A ‘Greener’ University
Awareness of ‘Green issues’
Better energy management
Increased recycling/reduced waste
More sustainable local food
More Fairtrade produce
More sustainable transport
Money savings
…and even climb the University Green League Rankings (13th out of 126 in
2009)
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