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Published: May 23, 2013 4:43:59 PM
The UCL Green Community has a network of staff and student volunteer Green Champions. They work together to make UCL a greener place to work and study, ensuring that their department or building is as environmentally friendly as possible.
You can join the Green Champions mailing list to receive information through the network.
Roles of staff Green Champions might include:
To be enthusiastic about green issues and wish to help improve UCL’s green performance.
To ensure that departmental colleagues are aware of the contact details and role of their Green Champion. To encourage and gather ideas and feedback from departmental colleagues on ways of improving UCL’s green performance and to pass these onto local groups, the network, and the Environmental Sustainability Working Group.
To explain new initiatives (such as recycling bins) to colleagues and seek to elicit their co-operation and support.
To attend and participate in plenary meetings of the Green Champions’ network and other smaller, local Green groups (for instance Green Impact UCL, or those which might be set up in relation to particular UCL buildings/sites).
To inform departmental colleagues about issues raised and discussed at network and local group meetings (e.g. by emailing staff, raising green issues at departmental meetings (such as Staff Student Consultative Committee or staff meetings), posting notices, forwarding newsletters and weblinks etc.).
To write a short piece on green issues/ideas for the department’s website/intranet, for example the Lead Green Champions' visit to Greener World.
To encourage green procurement by consulting with departmental purchasing officers (e.g. using recycled paper office products, purchasing A* energy rated electrical appliances, reducing the number of printers by encouraging printer sharing).
To liaise with the departmental Estates representative to ensure that maintenance issues are reported and resolved promptly (e.g. faulty heating, dripping taps), and that refurbishment projects take into consideration the recycling of existing furnishings.
Roles of student Green Champions might include:
To support UCL’s environmental sustainability agenda and help improve UCL’s green performance.
To support and contribute to UCL’s Environmental Sustainability policy and its implementation
To ensure that students are aware of the contact details and role of you as Student Green Champion.
To encourage and gather ideas and feedback from peers on ways of improving UCL’s green performance and to pass these onto the Ethics and Environment Officer or the Ethics and Environment Forum.
To attend Ethics and Environment Forum meetings.
To attend UCL wide Green Champion meetings and events.
To inform peers about issues raised and discussed at meetings (e.g. by posting on facebook, sending emails, posting notices, forwarding newsletters and web links etc.)
Where possible, to liaise with the departmental Staff Green Champion.
To attend training/information sessions on environmental issues.
Please email greenucl [at] ucl.ac.uk if you would like further information.