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 firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for submitting the workbook is Friday 16th April 2018
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.
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.