People & Planet

Overview

The People and Planet organisation is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

Green Impact

Overview

Green Impact highlights simple, achievable actions that can be completed leading to positive, meaningful change to the department’s environmental performance. Student volunteers audit the workbooks and award bronze, silver or gold and  special awards: the Innovation Award, Best Energy-saving Idea and Environmental Hero. The awards are presented at the end of year 'Green Tie Awards' in June.

The Green Impact workbook for 2017/18 is now available - create or join a team here http://greenimpact.org.uk/chester . The workbook has been updated slightly, please send any questions to greenchester@chester.ac.uk  The deadline for submitting the workbook is Friday 16th April 2018

 

Fair Trade

Overview

Chester proudly boasts the title of being the World’s first Fairtrade city and contributing to that is the University of Chester’s own Fairtrade University status.

How YOU Travel

Overview

PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL CHOICES AT THE UNIVERSITY

How You Travel includes travel guides for City Centre, Queen's Park, Thornton and Warrington Campuses. 

Do challenge

Overview

The University of Chester were Green Gown Award 2014finalists (watch our vid) for our partnership with the Do Nation's simple and brilliant, online behaviour change platform.  

Don't Trash Our Future

Overview

At the University of Chester we are reducing, re-using and recycling our waste for a better future.

 

Environmental Management

Overview

The University of Chester joined EcoCampus as part of Cohort 5 in 2012 and achieved the EcoCampus Bronze Award Certificate, the EcoCampus Silver Award Certificate on 12 March 2013 and the EcoCampus Gold Award Certificate on 24 April 2014. 

Responsible Futures at the University of Chester

Overview

The National Union of Students (NUS) has selected Chester Students’ Union and the University of Chester to be one of 13 Higher Education institutions to take part in the Responsible Futures pilot programme. The NUS (2015) believes that “Providing the skills, experience and knowledge for our emerging low-carbon economy is a key priority for education in the 21st century.” Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a key objective within the University's Sustainability Strategy,Sustainability Vision 2020, and sits within the Curriculum theme. 

Resource Distribution

Overview

The University of Chester has joined the WARPit community to save money, carbon and waste.

All staff can sign-up to WARPit: https://www.warp-it.co.uk/uniofchester

 

Green T Volunteers

Overview

There are many ways you can get involved with Green Chester. Here are some of the opportunities we have coming up over the next few months. If you'd like any more information please email us greenchester@chester.ac.uk

Procurement

Overview

The goods and services that we, as a University procure, are responsible for approximately 50% of our total carbon footprint. As a major local business within the Higher Education sector, our university's decisions should be endeavouring to embed positive social, economic and environmental impacts throughout the supply chain.

Energy and Carbon Management

Overview

The University is committed to being as efficient as possible in its use of energy and resources in order to minimise both its impact on the environment and its energy costs.