Social Responsibility

10,000 Actions

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:10:00 BST

In November, the University will launch the biggest environmental sustainability initiative in the higher education sector -10,000 Actions.

One of the social responsibility signature programmes, this will provide every member of University staff with the opportunity to engage in a programme of positive action on sustainability. Key to the programme is learning and reflection, to lead to changes in behaviour related to environmental sustainability.

Many of the things our staff already do in work is contributing to a more sustainable society. 10,000 Actions will allow members of staff to do even more by giving them the opportunity to take action on sustainability. Staff will be able to plan how they manage their environmental impact, track their progress and celebrate their achievements. 10,000 Actions centers on videos exploring six themes: living campus, water, waste, energy, travel and responsible purchasing. These are all based on the University’s own research and they feature a number of our staff, fronted by Professor James Thompson.

After the videos there is an opportunity to discuss the issues with colleagues and find out more through a range of resources that have been collected. The programme finishes with an innovative action planning tool. This asks a series of questions about the individual’s role e.g. lab based, management, student facing etc., and then gives a range of actions which can be taken in that job role. 10,000 Actions is currently being piloted before launching to all staff at the University in November.

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