Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme that brings together our staff and students into teams to play an active role in making the workplace more sustainable. Teams need to consist of a minimum of 2-3 people, but can be specific to an office, a floor of a building, or even a whole building!
The scheme works around a workbook that each team needs to complete. The workbook has criteria that link directly to the themes of the Sustainability Strategy and must be completed each year, but the work can be done whenever it suits the team, and the more criteria are completed, the higher the award!
Past Green Impact Lab Teams
Deuchar’s Lab – Pierce Mullen and Jessica Haigh
Green Energy lab – Aidan Smith
Oral Biology (St. James’s) – Sarah Myers
SEE Instrument lab – Tony Windross
SEE Cohen lab – Andy Connelly
SEE Met instrument lab – Jim McQuaid
SEE Teaching labs – Jane-Marie Stocks
Dentistry labs – Susan Keat
Thin section workshop polishing lab – Harri (John) Wyn Williams
Why should YOUR lab take part?
- To raise awareness of what environmental issues are relevant to labs and what can be done to mitigate them.
- To identify opportunities for improvement to both minimise environmental improvement, and save money.
- To check compliance with environment and related regulations and schemes, and stimulate action when this is not in place.
- To enabling bench marking with other labs. (Are you out performing your neighbour?!)
- To provide broader recognition for good practice and innovation within individual labs.
- To creating a better understanding of the building and its operations (with non-energy benefits such as identification of broken or malfunctioning equipment).
- To assure that regulations and policies are complied with.
- To strengthen relationships between laboratory users, Estates and other stakeholders.
For more information on how to start CLICK HERE