We are working to make our department greener, and reduce our impact on the environment.
What is green impact?
Green Impact is a national environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the NUS which brings together staff and students to improve sustainability in their department, building or college across the University.
The department will be measured across a variety of criteria from recycling,energy and travel to biodiversity and communication. In the academic year 2017/18 the department achieved a Silver Award for our progress to date, following a Bronze Award in in 2016/17.
What do we do?
The team meets approximately every six weeks to generate ideas and update on our progress. We are currently developing an action plan and would like to hear from staff and students about what you what you think could be done to improve sustainability within the department. So either drop us an email or come and speak to one of the team – currently all the team are based in Radcliffe Primary Care Building but we would like more members who are based in the Gibson Building.
Find out more about our work (departmental intranet), and the different actions you can take to improve your environmental sustainability in the workplace.
If you would like to join then visit http://www.greenimpact.org.uk/oxford and click register - then select our team from the list (primary care health sciences), once you've done this email us to let us know you've signed up. Once you've registered, you'll also have access to the department workbook.
If you don't want to join but have a suggestion on how to improve sustainability within the department - either email us or pop your idea in the suggestion box in one of our common rooms.