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Business Ethics and Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability Team have been working with the Business School on the Business Ethics and Sustainability module, which reaches around 350 students every academic year. Bec Bennett and Romas Malevicius delivered a workshop about the successful collaboration at the recent EAUC conference and the team received a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for the module. We have now also found out that the module has been nominated in the ‘Next generation learning and skills’ category at this year’s Green Gown Awards! read more

Business Ethics and Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability Team have been working with the Business School on the Business Ethics and Sustainability module, which reaches around 350 students every academic year. Bec Bennett and Romas Malevicius delivered a workshop about the successful collaboration at the recent EAUC conference and the team received a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for the module. We have now also found out that the module has been nominated in the ‘Next generation learning and skills’ category at this year’s Green Gown Awards! read more

Thanks to our Graduate Interns

For three months Graduate Interns Ansar Ali, Assad Mahmood and Jasi Ahmed have worked with the Environmental Sustainability Team, supporting us with various activities, in particular the events for Go Green Salford. We would like to thank them for all of their hard work and enthusiasm, as well as the fresh ideas they have brought to the team. Before they left we asked them to tell us about their experience with us, their interests and what they hope to do in the future.

Hello, I’m Ansar. I studied Business and Tourism Management and during my internship I worked with the Environmental Sustainability Team as a Sustainable Travel Assistant. My role was to update all relevant travel data on campus and to encourage more sustainable methods of travel to university. At the same time, I worked closely with the delivery of events related to Go Green Salford, and helped with the communication process of the activities involved. read more

Thanks to our Graduate Interns

For three months Graduate Interns Ansar Ali, Assad Mahmood and Jasi Ahmed have worked with the Environmental Sustainability Team, supporting us with various activities, in particular the events for Go Green Salford. We would like to thank them for all of their hard work and enthusiasm, as well as the fresh ideas they have brought to the team. Before they left we asked them to tell us about their experience with us, their interests and what they hope to do in the future.

Hello, I’m Ansar. I studied Business and Tourism Management and during my internship I worked with the Environmental Sustainability Team as a Sustainable Travel Assistant. My role was to update all relevant travel data on campus and to encourage more sustainable methods of travel to university. At the same time, I worked closely with the delivery of events related to Go Green Salford, and helped with the communication process of the activities involved. 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

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

Meet our new Energy Management Officer

Nia Prys-Williams joined our team in September as our new Energy Management Officer, so we thought it was time to introduce Nia and ask a few questions. Welcome to the team!

What will you be doing at the University? Energy Management: delivering legislative compliance, managing the energy procurement contract and strategy to ensure it is fit for purpose, monitoring energy consumption and acting on anomalies, implementing physical projects to reduce energy and water consumption e.g. led lighting. read more

Meet our new Energy Management Officer

Nia Prys-Williams joined our team in September as our new Energy Management Officer, so we thought it was time to introduce Nia and ask a few questions. Welcome to the team!

What will you be doing at the University? Energy Management: delivering legislative compliance, managing the energy procurement contract and strategy to ensure it is fit for purpose, monitoring energy consumption and acting on anomalies, implementing physical projects to reduce energy and water consumption e.g. led lighting. read more

Green Impact awards celebrate our sustainability achievements

On Monday 12th June we gathered at The Old Fire Station to celebrate the achievements of teams who have taken part in the 2016-17 cycle of Green Impact at the University of Salford.

We have had 12 enthusiastic staff teams from across the University actively participating in Green Impact this cycle and they have completed nearly 600 sustainable actions! Over 40 students were also involved with the programme, either as Project Assistants, supporting teams, or as auditors – checking the team’s evidence after they submit their toolkits. read more

Green Impact awards celebrate our sustainability achievements

On Monday 12th June we gathered at The Old Fire Station to celebrate the achievements of teams who have taken part in the 2016-17 cycle of Green Impact at the University of Salford.

We have had 12 enthusiastic staff teams from across the University actively participating in Green Impact this cycle and they have completed nearly 600 sustainable actions! Over 40 students were also involved with the programme, either as Project Assistants, supporting teams, or as auditors – checking the team’s evidence after they submit their toolkits. read more

SALFOOD awarded Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark

SALFOOD achieves Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals in Allerton and Maxwell Restaurants.

SALFOOD has achieved the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark, for serving fresh meals that meet nutritional guidelines.

More and more, people want to know where their food comes from and how it has been made. Catering Mark-award holders have proved that they maintain high standards of traceability, freshness and provenance. The award recognises restaurants and caterers who serve fresh food which is free from controversial additives and better for animal welfare, and includes a rigorous on-site inspection. read more

SALFOOD awarded Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark

SALFOOD achieves Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals in Allerton and Maxwell Restaurants.

SALFOOD has achieved the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark, for serving fresh meals that meet nutritional guidelines.

More and more, people want to know where their food comes from and how it has been made. Catering Mark-award holders have proved that they maintain high standards of traceability, freshness and provenance. The award recognises restaurants and caterers who serve fresh food which is free from controversial additives and better for animal welfare, and includes a rigorous on-site inspection. read more

Go Green Salford

From Monday 13th February – Friday 10th March we will be running a series of free events and activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and engage with the University community.

You can find details below of the activities planned so far and there will be further events announced soon. If you would like any more information please contact Neva Mowl or Bec Bennett.

Monday 13th February

Meat-free Monday – Tweet UoS_Sustain a photo of your #meatfreemonday lunch or dinner and you could win a prize! read more

Go Green Salford

From Monday 13th February – Friday 10th March we will be running a series of free events and activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and engage with the University community.

You can find details below of the activities planned so far and there will be further events announced soon. If you would like any more information please contact Neva Mowl or Bec Bennett.

Monday 13th February

Meat-free Monday – Tweet UoS_Sustain a photo of your #meatfreemonday lunch or dinner and you could win a prize! read more

Nursing and Midwifery & Students Union

Nursing and Midwifery

The introduction to the first handbook I read on Environmental Issues states: “In the education sector there is no shortage of lofty aspirations about the need to save the planet for future generations. The problem is that we are short of the kind of action that will deliver at the scale required” (UCU Environmental Reps Handbook pg 2). I couldn’t agree more. Working in higher  education, alongside knowledgeable students and colleagues who have awareness, debate, who desire change, and yet are faced with how to implement and sustain environmental change, illustrates the challenges. In Spring 2014 I agreed to the role of UCU Green Rep and was faced with such a test. How do I raise the profile of environmental issues at my own HEI? The UCU, as an organisation, has gone some considerable distance in managing a process of change for a sustainable future, based on fairness and equity and is guided by five principles: Consultation; Investing Government-led investments in education/training and skills programmes; Democratic decision-making; Strengthening worker information, consultation and participation rights to matters concerning sustainable development; and Transitioning sensibly to a low carbon economy. It is those five principles that led to some affiliation with the Student Union and Green Impact. read more

Nursing and Midwifery & Students Union

Nursing and Midwifery

The introduction to the first handbook I read on Environmental Issues states: “In the education sector there is no shortage of lofty aspirations about the need to save the planet for future generations. The problem is that we are short of the kind of action that will deliver at the scale required” (UCU Environmental Reps Handbook pg 2). I couldn’t agree more. Working in higher  education, alongside knowledgeable students and colleagues who have awareness, debate, who desire change, and yet are faced with how to implement and sustain environmental change, illustrates the challenges. In Spring 2014 I agreed to the role of UCU Green Rep and was faced with such a test. How do I raise the profile of environmental issues at my own HEI? The UCU, as an organisation, has gone some considerable distance in managing a process of change for a sustainable future, based on fairness and equity and is guided by five principles: Consultation; Investing Government-led investments in education/training and skills programmes; Democratic decision-making; Strengthening worker information, consultation and participation rights to matters concerning sustainable development; and Transitioning sensibly to a low carbon economy. It is those five principles that led to some affiliation with the Student Union and Green Impact. read more

The Old Fire Station and Grounds: Green Impact.

Carbon-Hydrant hold Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Carbon-Hydrant Morning Tea.Colleagues at The Old Fire Station held a Fairtrade Coffee Morning on Thursday 2 April in support of Green Impact. It was an opportunity for colleagues from across the building to get together for a cup of Fairtrade coffee or tea and cakes baked with Fairtrade ingredients.

Cakes were plentiful, with co-ordinator Gillian Richmond supplying banana cake using Fairtrade bananas and Alex Hackett serving up Easter Crackle Cakes made with Fairtrade chocolate. Other delicacies included pine nut butter cookies, coffee and walnut cake sugar, brownies and chocolate chip cookies all homemade using Fairtrade products.Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 15.34.53 read more

The Old Fire Station and Grounds: Green Impact.

Carbon-Hydrant hold Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Carbon-Hydrant Morning Tea.Colleagues at The Old Fire Station held a Fairtrade Coffee Morning on Thursday 2 April in support of Green Impact. It was an opportunity for colleagues from across the building to get together for a cup of Fairtrade coffee or tea and cakes baked with Fairtrade ingredients.

Cakes were plentiful, with co-ordinator Gillian Richmond supplying banana cake using Fairtrade bananas and Alex Hackett serving up Easter Crackle Cakes made with Fairtrade chocolate. Other delicacies included pine nut butter cookies, coffee and walnut cake sugar, brownies and chocolate chip cookies all homemade using Fairtrade products.Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 15.34.53 read more

! Blackout !

On Friday March 20th, seventy staff and student volunteers came together to audit and turn off unnecessary lights and equipment for the weekend as part of the National Union of Students’ Blackout campaign. It’s the first campus-wide energy audit the university has held for a number of years.

Students met at the Atmosphere Café in the early evening, before splitting into teams to audit buildings across campus, noting down and turning off unnecessary equipment (except computers) and leaving reminders for staff and students to either thank them for powering down or encouraging them to switch off at the end of every day. Most of the university buildings were audited, with the exceptions of research intensive areas (eg. Cockcroft), buildings in full operation (eg. the Library) and Media City due to location. read more

! Blackout !

On Friday March 20th, seventy staff and student volunteers came together to audit and turn off unnecessary lights and equipment for the weekend as part of the National Union of Students’ Blackout campaign. It’s the first campus-wide energy audit the university has held for a number of years.

Students met at the Atmosphere Café in the early evening, before splitting into teams to audit buildings across campus, noting down and turning off unnecessary equipment (except computers) and leaving reminders for staff and students to either thank them for powering down or encouraging them to switch off at the end of every day. Most of the university buildings were audited, with the exceptions of research intensive areas (eg. Cockcroft), buildings in full operation (eg. the Library) and Media City due to location. read more