Go Green Champions

 

Fancy getting involved in helping us Go Green?  

  • Want the opportunity to learn more about sustainability and make a positive difference? 
  • Like the idea of a chance to attend our annual awards lunch? 
  • Then you should be one of our Aston Go Green Champions! 

There are Go Green Champions from teams across the University, Conference Aston and Student Union who work hard to improve our sustainability at Aston and get involved in our Go Green Workbook. All you need to do to sign up is contact environment@aston.ac.uk

Bimonthly Challenge 

Staff are asked to raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals' throughout the year, where every two months they choose an SDG from a set of three and look to either raise awareness on this SDG to colleagues, or look to integrate that SDG into their teams policies or procedures for more points.

Go Green Week 

Our 2021 Go Green Week was virtual from 8-12 March 2021. Aston collaborated with Birmingham City University to provide a series of lunch time talks from guest speakers that helped connect Aston staff and students with their local community and learn more about sustainability. 

Green Lab Certification 

Laboratories are one of the primary waste generators at universities around the world. Using roughly 4 times more energy than office spaces of the same size, laboratories have an enormous impact on a university's energy use.  

The Green Lab Certification encourages staff and students to make their laboratories and workplaces more sustainable. Members of any lab from any department can participate by undergoing an informal review of their practices. 

To apply for certification, lab members simply fill out the online application (this typically takes 20-25 mins). This short online survey allows them to see what steps they are already taking to be green and where they can improve. It covers topics from several action-based categories, such as Energy Usage, Communication, Waste, Chemical Usage, Water Usage, Work-Related Travel, and more. 

Once complete you will be awarded a certificate and areas of improvement to better your accreditation status.