We are 'greening up' our department by reducing 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.
In the academic year 2016/17, the department received a 'Working Towards' Award for our achievements to date.
The NDS Collaborative Green Group
The NDS Collaborative Green Group was set up in 2016 with the purpose of ‘greening up’ the department by reducing waste, saving energy and generally reducing any damaging effects of our environmental impact.
The group is taking part in the University’s Green Impact Initiative and we are currently working towards attaining a Bronze Award. The award scheme runs from May to April the following year when the work we have done will be assessed by a student auditor and the decision made whether we qualify for the award. It involves us meeting certain criteria across different areas including travel, recycling and energy and completing an online workbook of progress. Once we have achieved Bronze, we can work towards Silver and then Gold.
If anyone is interested in joining the NDS Collaborative Green Group or becoming involved in some of our activities we’d be delighted to have you.
Please contact Jo Snoeck for more information.