Education and Awareness
The University will continue to lead and/or participate in research and teaching programmes in many aspects of relationships between human activities and the environment. There are also many other voluntary actions that staff and students can also take to promote a healthy working environment in its widest sense. The University supports and encourages this through the provision of information and courses aimed at general personal well being.
Check out 'Green Living: a guide to travel, energy, water and waste' (PDF, 1MB) to find ways in which you can help improve the environment in which you live, work or study while saving yourself and the University money.
An environmental staff induction template is available.
You can help make a difference
It is estimated that 10% of your electricity bill can be saved through simple housekeeping methods like turning off lights when they are not needed. Find out other ways that you can reduce your impact on the environment. For the University of Bristol this equates to approximately £360,000 a year - money that could much better be spent on teaching, research and facilities!
Awareness Raising events
Sustainability aims to increase awareness of environmental issues and good housekeeping practices through:
- Environment Week
- Attendance at University events, for example FRESH, Purchasing exhibition. If you are holding a seminar, exhibition or alternative event the Sustainability would be interested in giving a presentation or having a stand. Please contact Sustainability to discuss this further.
- Presentations to departments. If you would like us to give a short presentation to your department please contact Sustainability
- Provision of information through induction programmes, poster campaigns, newsletter articles, presentations.
- Sustainability has given presentations to 6 departments over the last year (2007) and taken part in the support services conference and the student environment festival.
- Of course, for the last 3 years the University has run the pioneering Green Impact Awards.