Going Greener Campaign Planning
What are the Going Greener Objectives?
This year the Going Greener campaign is asking for institutional, individual and community commitments to help our transition to a low-carbon future.
Objective 1 - Institutional Commitment Get your Vice Chancellor to sign the Green Education Declaration If you’re having trouble, expose the problem, raise awareness and get creative. Collect signatures for the Green Education Declaration petition and send back to support office.
Objective 2 - Individual Commitment If your People & Planet group, and the wider student population, can demonstrate its commitment to creating a low-carbon future then your University is much more likely to listen to your demands. Join The Big Switch; get as many homes as possible to switch their energy provider to clean, green energy with Ecotricity.
Objective 3 - Transition Projects To support the transition of your University to a low-carbon future, there are 2 practical projects for students and staff to get stuck into in the 2012 - 2013 academic year, focusing on energy- Big Green Makeover and food- Student food Co-ops. Request a Going Greener workshop for your group to get ideas on how to launch one of these projects, or, if you have one set up already, on how to really embed it into your University and/or student Union to provide long-term security.
Objective 4 - Hold a Go Green Week Go Green Week is People & Planet’s annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities. Use it this year to raise awareness and to get lots of interest in your practical projects. Start planning events and actions now for Go Green Week on 11-17 February 2013.
Objective 5 - Green League Action Organise a meeting with your Vice Chancellor or Environmental manager to discuss your university’s Green League ranking and set targets for improvements in 2012/13. Get involved in our Green League media and action planning for the results of the Green League 2013. Use our Student Media page to help you.