Category Archives: Biodiversity

Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources. read more

Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources. read more

Green Gown Awards Success!

winner-imageWe are very proud to annouce that the University of Salford has won two Green Gown Awards last week for community and student research projects at a prestigious ceremony in the cultural quarter of Leicester.

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. read more

Green Gown Awards Success!

winner-imageWe are very proud to annouce that the University of Salford has won two Green Gown Awards last week for community and student research projects at a prestigious ceremony in the cultural quarter of Leicester.

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. read more

Green Impact 2014/15 !

Welcome back staff and students to another big year at the University of Salford! The sustainability team have a number of exciting initiatives planned for this year including the university’s involvement in Green Impact for a second year.

The team want to firstly say a big thank you to Charlie Spring for all the hard work she put in during 2013/14. Charlie spearheaded the inaugural year of Green Impact which was a huge success and a real tribute to Charlie’s work. She got eleven staff teams on board and supported them throughout the year. She also recruited and trained a number of students as Project Assistants and Auditors providing them with valuable transferrable skills and sustainability knowledge to assist them in their employment. We are lucky to be keeping Charlie within the university where she will be undertaking a PhD in food waste so we look forward to seeing her around. Thanks Charlie! read more

Green Impact 2014/15 !

Welcome back staff and students to another big year at the University of Salford! The sustainability team have a number of exciting initiatives planned for this year including the university’s involvement in Green Impact for a second year.

The team want to firstly say a big thank you to Charlie Spring for all the hard work she put in during 2013/14. Charlie spearheaded the inaugural year of Green Impact which was a huge success and a real tribute to Charlie’s work. She got eleven staff teams on board and supported them throughout the year. She also recruited and trained a number of students as Project Assistants and Auditors providing them with valuable transferrable skills and sustainability knowledge to assist them in their employment. We are lucky to be keeping Charlie within the university where she will be undertaking a PhD in food waste so we look forward to seeing her around. Thanks Charlie! read more

National Recognition for Green Impact Award Winners!

We are very proud to announce that two of our Green Impact Award Winners have also been recognised at the national Green Impact Awards.

Congratulations to the School of Computing, Science & Engineering’s Daniel Wadsworth, and undergraduate students Laura Reed and Callum Hill!

National Recognition for Green Impact Award Winners!

We are very proud to announce that two of our Green Impact Award Winners have also been recognised at the national Green Impact Awards.

Congratulations to the School of Computing, Science & Engineering’s Daniel Wadsworth, and undergraduate students Laura Reed and Callum Hill!

Green Impact Special Awards Winners recognized at University Day

As part of this year’s University Day celebrations, our Special Awards winners were invited onto the stage to receive their recycled slate awards, marking a year of extra efforts towards making Salford and the wider community a greener place. Our award-winners were photographed with Martin Hall (see below), and Special Mention winners were given framed certificates.

So why did they win? Read about our winners below. Looking forward to seeing next year’s entries!

Winner- Daniel Wadsworth read more

Green Impact Special Awards Winners recognized at University Day

As part of this year’s University Day celebrations, our Special Awards winners were invited onto the stage to receive their recycled slate awards, marking a year of extra efforts towards making Salford and the wider community a greener place. Our award-winners were photographed with Martin Hall (see below), and Special Mention winners were given framed certificates.

So why did they win? Read about our winners below. Looking forward to seeing next year’s entries!

Winner- Daniel Wadsworth read more

Eddie Colman residents are the most switched OFF (now let’s party!)

Congratulations to students living in Eddie Coleman halls of residence who have won the 2013-14 Student Switch Off competition. They saved the most electricity per person over this academic year, reducing their consumption by 7% compared to previous years!

Find out how your hall did: https://www.facebook.com/SalfordSSO/app_134332416711689

Eddie Coleman hall will be getting a Ben and Jerry’s party as their reward. Eddie Coleman residents please keep an eye out for posters and emails with more details. read more

Eddie Colman residents are the most switched OFF (now let’s party!)

Congratulations to students living in Eddie Coleman halls of residence who have won the 2013-14 Student Switch Off competition. They saved the most electricity per person over this academic year, reducing their consumption by 7% compared to previous years!

Find out how your hall did: https://www.facebook.com/SalfordSSO/app_134332416711689

Eddie Coleman hall will be getting a Ben and Jerry’s party as their reward. Eddie Coleman residents please keep an eye out for posters and emails with more details. read more

Salford Student Village Goes Green!

CLV wildpatch

Guest post from UoS Student Village Green Impact team

University of Salford Student Village has really turned up the energy saving dial recently and have been promoting green initiatives Village wide! The team have been working really hard to boost environmental awareness by enforcing minimal wastage & maximised recycling, leaving helpful reminders for staff & residents to switch off lights and have even begun landscaping the grounds in order to plant seasonal flowers & bushes.

Salford Student Village Director Anie Dearden is fully behind the new Village project stating: ‘It’s all about making a positive impact. Every single thing we do every day has an impact on the planet – good or bad. But we have a choice to control the impact we create: from what we buy and eat to how we light and heat up our homes. We have the same choice at work and Salford Student Village has started the change by embracing a greener lifestyle at work.’ read more

Salford Student Village Goes Green!

CLV wildpatch

Guest post from UoS Student Village Green Impact team

University of Salford Student Village has really turned up the energy saving dial recently and have been promoting green initiatives Village wide! The team have been working really hard to boost environmental awareness by enforcing minimal wastage & maximised recycling, leaving helpful reminders for staff & residents to switch off lights and have even begun landscaping the grounds in order to plant seasonal flowers & bushes.

Salford Student Village Director Anie Dearden is fully behind the new Village project stating: ‘It’s all about making a positive impact. Every single thing we do every day has an impact on the planet – good or bad. But we have a choice to control the impact we create: from what we buy and eat to how we light and heat up our homes. We have the same choice at work and Salford Student Village has started the change by embracing a greener lifestyle at work.’ read more

Tree Walk by Jackie Price

Legends and Folklore Tree Walk

We hope that you had a great time yesterday on our tree walk. Luckily the weather was sunny making us all want to be outside.

Take a look at some of the pictures taken during the day by Jackie Price. Thanks Jackie!

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For more information on future nature walks and activities keep a look out on our biodiversity pages http://www.estates.salford.ac.uk/page/Biodiversity. You will find loads of interesting facts about trees and animals which can be found around our campus.

Tree Walk by Jackie Price

Legends and Folklore Tree Walk

We hope that you had a great time yesterday on our tree walk. Luckily the weather was sunny making us all want to be outside.

Take a look at some of the pictures taken during the day by Jackie Price. Thanks Jackie!

[slideshow]

For more information on future nature walks and activities keep a look out on our biodiversity pages http://www.estates.salford.ac.uk/page/Biodiversity. You will find loads of interesting facts about trees and animals which can be found around our campus.

Oliver Bishop leading our first Bee Safari

Beeeee Safarrriiiii

Saturday 31st March saw the University’s first Bee Safari on The Meadow next to Peel Park. The session was run by Oliver Bishop, a postgraduate student from the Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre here at the University, and Jess Britch, the Park Ranger for Peel Park.

We had a great turn out for the session with staff, students and members of the local community turning up to learn about Bees and their habitats.

Over 2 hours we saw 5 Buff-Tailed Bumblebees, 1 White-Tailed Bumblebee, 1 Red-Tailed Bumblebee, 1 Honey Bee and a Queen Honey Bee. The group also made Bee houses out of bamboo canes and wild flower pots to attract bees in their own gardens. read more

Oliver Bishop leading our first Bee Safari

Beeeee Safarrriiiii

Saturday 31st March saw the University’s first Bee Safari on The Meadow next to Peel Park. The session was run by Oliver Bishop, a postgraduate student from the Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre here at the University, and Jess Britch, the Park Ranger for Peel Park.

We had a great turn out for the session with staff, students and members of the local community turning up to learn about Bees and their habitats.

Over 2 hours we saw 5 Buff-Tailed Bumblebees, 1 White-Tailed Bumblebee, 1 Red-Tailed Bumblebee, 1 Honey Bee and a Queen Honey Bee. The group also made Bee houses out of bamboo canes and wild flower pots to attract bees in their own gardens. read more

Buzz…Buzz…Buzz

In conjunction with our Bee Safari happening this Saturday 31st March, find below all the lovely facts you have ever wanted to know about Bees. Thank you to Oliver Bishop for putting the info together for us.

If you want to know more about Bees come down on Saturday on The Meadows by Peel Park, 12-2pm.

Bumblebees are, simply, a pleasure to be around.  Their bobbing flight patterns are a joy to look at and their buzzing denotes the coming of summer.  But there is more. They may be intrinsically fascinating and beautiful creatures but they also have huge ecological and economic benefits. read more

Buzz…Buzz…Buzz

In conjunction with our Bee Safari happening this Saturday 31st March, find below all the lovely facts you have ever wanted to know about Bees. Thank you to Oliver Bishop for putting the info together for us.

If you want to know more about Bees come down on Saturday on The Meadows by Peel Park, 12-2pm.

Bumblebees are, simply, a pleasure to be around.  Their bobbing flight patterns are a joy to look at and their buzzing denotes the coming of summer.  But there is more. They may be intrinsically fascinating and beautiful creatures but they also have huge ecological and economic benefits. read more