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HR Going for Green

Welcome

 
What are UCL HR doing to be more Green?

HR's environmental team 'Going for Green' took part in Green Impact 2011-2012, an scheme designed for Universities and colleges, and achieved the Bronze Award.  This year we are aiming to go one better and for go for the Silver Award. More information about the Green Impact programme can be found here;

www.nus.org.uk/greenimpactuc

Who are in the team?

Sonia Sookhan (Lead HR Green Champion, for more infomation email:  s.sookhan@ucl.ac.uk ), Richard Laughlin, Fiona Daffern, Austen Cooper, Laura Tomson, Karen Ault, Anne Skinner.  

HR Green Statement

We are committed to supporting environmental and sustainability initiatives at UCL.  We will do this by:

  • Taking part in the annual Green Impact programme;
  • Continually work towards identifying our negative environmental effects and reducing them through:
    • Waste reduction
    • Purchasing – with consideration of environmental factors
    • Energy and water reduction
    • Minimising travel
    • Hygiene, health and safety

HR Green Actions for Change

We have identified 11 action points, to help us achieve our aims and objectives.  In summary, they involve facilitating improvements to the heating, ventillation, insulation and energy use to reduce wastage.  For example, requesting changes to the toilets due to excessive waste of paper towels and poorly fitted windows.  We are also using our influence update the UCL all staff induction to include Green awareness. 

Green Games!!!

Have fun thinking about the environment - see if you can Beat the Poacher or test your knowledge about the natural world...

http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/games/ 

Environmental news and interesting stuff

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment/