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Introduction

Creating a low carbon, greener Hope can only be achieved with the help of our staff and students.  We need your support and input to meet our targets, achieve our goals and to ensure that our projects are successful. 

All staff and students have the opportunity to live, study and work in a sustainable environment as well as develop and use their skills and understanding required to contribute to global sustainability throughout their careers.  There are many opportunities to get involved in Living Sustainably at Hope.

 

What Can I do?

Give it a go…there’s something for everyone, no matter what your background, skills, experience or ability.

Check out our top tips throughout this site to see how small changes to your office practices and procurements can have significant benefits, both environmentally, and financially. Adopting these practices can also help you save money and energy at home.

 

Did you know?

  • Eight teams completed Green Impact in 2016 – one team was awarded gold (and the excellence award as they collected the highest number of credits), two teams were awarded Silver, four teams were awarded Bronze and one team is working towards Bronze - a fantastic year!
  • Since joining Student Switch Off in 2012 Student Residences have saved 28,444 kWh – enough energy to boil nearly 250,000 one-litre kettles
  • Students donated nearly 2.2 tonnes (270 bags) of unwanted clothes and other items in our end of year re-use event, which would have otherwise been thrown away.  This generated nearly £3800 for the Merseyside Textile Forum's partner charities

Student City Bike - half price annual membership

 Liverpool City Bike, half price annual membership, Liverpool Hope University, Living Sustainably at Hope

Students

I HEART MY Campus Challenge

What is it?

The Student's I HEART MY Campus Challenge is a competition between halls of residence to see who can reduce their energy usage by the greatest amount.  Last year we had hundreds of students take part - will your halls win this year?

 

Switch Off - Save Energy - Win Prizes!

 

Join the competition and keep up-to-date with prizes on offer by liking our Facebook page and keeping an eye out on the Hope bulletin and your hall's Facebook page.  You'll be able to see the monthly league table to check out who's winning.

 

Why should I do it?

The University has a significant environmental impact, which comes at a substantial financial cost - we currently spend around £1.5 million per year to pay the utility bills (gas, electricity and water) and to remove the waste we create; that's a lot of money which could be better spent on enhancing your experience and improving the environment.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets to reduce our energy consumption by 25% and carbon emissions by 12% by 2020-2021; we have made good progress so far, but there is still more to do.

Completing the energy saving top tips will save energy, make the best use of the resources we have, allow us to meet legal and best practice requirements and reduce the money we spend.  These actions could also help you save money when you move into private rented accommodation.

The Challenge aims to create a sense of community and encourage communication and competition.  All students can get involved, including those who have had little interest or knowledge of energy saving and sustainability.

Enter our quick quiz and win catering vouchers

Take our quick quiz and be in with a chance to win catering vouchers.  The closing date is Monday 6th March 2017 

How?

Join in the Challenge and win prizes throughout the year through regular photo competition and a climate quiz twice a year.  At the end of the year, whichever hall reduces its energy consumption the most will win a celebration.  Prizes include:

  • Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
  • Lush gift sets
  • Eco-gadgets
  • Catering vouchers
  • End of year celebration for the winning hall
  • and much more...

You can reduce your energy consumption by:

  • Turning off the lights, television, computers and other appliances before you leave the room
  • Putting on a jumper/another layer instead of turning the heating on - an additional layer can add 3 degrees to your body temperature
  • Only boil the amount of water you need in the kettle
  • Putting a pan lid on could save 90% of the energy required to cook you food and it saves time as well
  • Don’t leave anything on standby – this still uses around 9% of the energy

There are plenty of other energy saving tips on this website and on our Facebook page.

 

More information

Find out more on our Facebook page

Staff

I HEART MY Campus Challenge

What is it?

The University is transforming into a greener, more sustainable place to work and study.  The I HEART MY Campus Challenge is the fifth year that a staff environmental challenge has been run, with last year being its most successful year to date.  The I HEART MY Campus Challenge celebrates and recognises environmental achievements and also assists and encourages teams to further investigate their environmental performance.  

The I HEART MY Campus Challenge is a competition between teams who complete various actions to achieve a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Excellence Award.  Being more sustainable can sometimes seem overwhelming with so many different issues and it is easy to feel powerless; these actions are simple, daily habit forming lifestyle changes which are clear and easy to implement, which are:

  • Good for the environment,
  • Good for your health and wellbeing; and
  • good for improving our knowledge and increasing your skills

 

Why?

The University has a significant environmental impact, which comes at a substantial financial cost - we currently spend around £1.5 million per year to pay the utility bills (gas, electricity and water) and to remove the waste (excluding building waste and electrical items) we create; that's a lot of money which could be better spent on improving the environment and enhancing the experience of both staff and students.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets to reduce our energy consumption by 25% and carbon emissions by 12% by 2020-2021; we have made good progress so far, but there is still more to do.

Completing the actions will save energy, make the best use of the resources we have, allow us to meet legal and best practice requirements and reduce the money we spend.  These actions could also help you save money at home.

 

How does it work?

Taking part is easy:

  • Create a team (could be an office, floor, department or building)
  • Sign up to the Challenge
  • Complete the actions
  • Gain recognition and celebrate your achievements at our awards ceremony

The Challenge is about continuous improvement, with the actions updated annually, rather than a one-off ranking exercise.

There will be a number of workshops and drop-in sessions throughout the year, regular newsletters and emails, and all the information you need can be found within the website and on our Facebook page.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Taking part is free and fun
  • It's interactive and team building
  • The chance to have a big impact in your department
  • Opportunity to achieve and gain recognition at our annual awards ceremony, where we give out goodies and formal awards to say thank you for all your hard work
  • Recognition for environmental actions already complete
  • Giving you a framework for encouraging your colleagues to think about sustainability
  • Learning about environmental issues
  • Opportunity to build professional and personal skills

 

What other people said...

The Repro Greenies said "Its a great campaign, it made a positive impact on our working day"

 

See what other teams have been up to

Green Books and More tell us how they have got involved in Green Impact and are now working with the Students to increase Sustainability

Student Administration have been swapping their computers for the great outdoors at lunchtime

The SR Club tell us how Charity leads to exercise

 

More information and key dates

Welcome Workshop

Race to the finish workshop - 16th January 2017 between 1-2 pm in LHBS 022

Action Plan Submission - 12th April 2017

Auditor training - 24th April 2017 between 1-2 pm in LHBS 022

Audits - between the 1st and 12th May 2017

Celebration event - 23rd June 2017

 

 

Find out more on our Facebook page

Students Think Green

This year the Student's Union are running a number of Green campaigns and initiatives alongside the University and with Chris, our sustainability rep.

 

Think Green!

This campaign is all about simply thinking about what you do on a daily basis. We’ve plenty of reminders popping up around campus, letting you know where the nearest recycle station is or the nearest water fountain.

 Poster advertising the Green Hope Society

We are currently working on putting up “What goes in here?” information at all bins and recycle stations as sometimes it can be unclear which bins are for what.

 

How you can get involved.

 

Green Hope Society 

The Green Hope Society is a very new society wanting to tackle very current issues, we want to explore all possible green avenues within the university, the local community and also the wider world.

 

Got an idea for a campaign or of ways Hope SU can improve on sustainability? Contact Ayo on vpreswelfare@hope.ac.uk

Introduction

Creating a low carbon, greener Hope can only be achieved with the help of our staff and students.  We need your support and input to meet our targets, achieve our goals and to ensure that our projects are successful. 

All staff and students have the opportunity to live, study and work in a sustainable environment as well as develop and use their skills and understanding required to contribute to global sustainability throughout their careers.  There are many opportunities to get involved in Living Sustainably at Hope.

 

What Can I do?

Give it a go…there’s something for everyone, no matter what your background, skills, experience or ability.

Check out our top tips throughout this site to see how small changes to your office practices and procurements can have significant benefits, both environmentally, and financially. Adopting these practices can also help you save money and energy at home.

 

Did you know?

  • Eight teams completed Green Impact in 2016 – one team was awarded gold (and the excellence award as they collected the highest number of credits), two teams were awarded Silver, four teams were awarded Bronze and one team is working towards Bronze - a fantastic year!
  • Since joining Student Switch Off in 2012 Student Residences have saved 28,444 kWh – enough energy to boil nearly 250,000 one-litre kettles
  • Students donated nearly 2.2 tonnes (270 bags) of unwanted clothes and other items in our end of year re-use event, which would have otherwise been thrown away.  This generated nearly £3800 for the Merseyside Textile Forum's partner charities

Student City Bike - half price annual membership

 Liverpool City Bike, half price annual membership, Liverpool Hope University, Living Sustainably at Hope

Students

I HEART MY Campus Challenge

What is it?

The Student's I HEART MY Campus Challenge is a competition between halls of residence to see who can reduce their energy usage by the greatest amount.  Last year we had hundreds of students take part - will your halls win this year?

 

Switch Off - Save Energy - Win Prizes!

 

Join the competition and keep up-to-date with prizes on offer by liking our Facebook page and keeping an eye out on the Hope bulletin and your hall's Facebook page.  You'll be able to see the monthly league table to check out who's winning.

 

Why should I do it?

The University has a significant environmental impact, which comes at a substantial financial cost - we currently spend around £1.5 million per year to pay the utility bills (gas, electricity and water) and to remove the waste we create; that's a lot of money which could be better spent on enhancing your experience and improving the environment.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets to reduce our energy consumption by 25% and carbon emissions by 12% by 2020-2021; we have made good progress so far, but there is still more to do.

Completing the energy saving top tips will save energy, make the best use of the resources we have, allow us to meet legal and best practice requirements and reduce the money we spend.  These actions could also help you save money when you move into private rented accommodation.

The Challenge aims to create a sense of community and encourage communication and competition.  All students can get involved, including those who have had little interest or knowledge of energy saving and sustainability.

Enter our quick quiz and win catering vouchers

Take our quick quiz and be in with a chance to win catering vouchers.  The closing date is Monday 6th March 2017 

How?

Join in the Challenge and win prizes throughout the year through regular photo competition and a climate quiz twice a year.  At the end of the year, whichever hall reduces its energy consumption the most will win a celebration.  Prizes include:

  • Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
  • Lush gift sets
  • Eco-gadgets
  • Catering vouchers
  • End of year celebration for the winning hall
  • and much more...

You can reduce your energy consumption by:

  • Turning off the lights, television, computers and other appliances before you leave the room
  • Putting on a jumper/another layer instead of turning the heating on - an additional layer can add 3 degrees to your body temperature
  • Only boil the amount of water you need in the kettle
  • Putting a pan lid on could save 90% of the energy required to cook you food and it saves time as well
  • Don’t leave anything on standby – this still uses around 9% of the energy

There are plenty of other energy saving tips on this website and on our Facebook page.

 

More information

Find out more on our Facebook page

Staff

I HEART MY Campus Challenge

What is it?

The University is transforming into a greener, more sustainable place to work and study.  The I HEART MY Campus Challenge is the fifth year that a staff environmental challenge has been run, with last year being its most successful year to date.  The I HEART MY Campus Challenge celebrates and recognises environmental achievements and also assists and encourages teams to further investigate their environmental performance.  

The I HEART MY Campus Challenge is a competition between teams who complete various actions to achieve a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Excellence Award.  Being more sustainable can sometimes seem overwhelming with so many different issues and it is easy to feel powerless; these actions are simple, daily habit forming lifestyle changes which are clear and easy to implement, which are:

  • Good for the environment,
  • Good for your health and wellbeing; and
  • good for improving our knowledge and increasing your skills

 

Why?

The University has a significant environmental impact, which comes at a substantial financial cost - we currently spend around £1.5 million per year to pay the utility bills (gas, electricity and water) and to remove the waste (excluding building waste and electrical items) we create; that's a lot of money which could be better spent on improving the environment and enhancing the experience of both staff and students.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets to reduce our energy consumption by 25% and carbon emissions by 12% by 2020-2021; we have made good progress so far, but there is still more to do.

Completing the actions will save energy, make the best use of the resources we have, allow us to meet legal and best practice requirements and reduce the money we spend.  These actions could also help you save money at home.

 

How does it work?

Taking part is easy:

  • Create a team (could be an office, floor, department or building)
  • Sign up to the Challenge
  • Complete the actions
  • Gain recognition and celebrate your achievements at our awards ceremony

The Challenge is about continuous improvement, with the actions updated annually, rather than a one-off ranking exercise.

There will be a number of workshops and drop-in sessions throughout the year, regular newsletters and emails, and all the information you need can be found within the website and on our Facebook page.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Taking part is free and fun
  • It's interactive and team building
  • The chance to have a big impact in your department
  • Opportunity to achieve and gain recognition at our annual awards ceremony, where we give out goodies and formal awards to say thank you for all your hard work
  • Recognition for environmental actions already complete
  • Giving you a framework for encouraging your colleagues to think about sustainability
  • Learning about environmental issues
  • Opportunity to build professional and personal skills

 

What other people said...

The Repro Greenies said "Its a great campaign, it made a positive impact on our working day"

 

See what other teams have been up to

Green Books and More tell us how they have got involved in Green Impact and are now working with the Students to increase Sustainability

Student Administration have been swapping their computers for the great outdoors at lunchtime

The SR Club tell us how Charity leads to exercise

 

More information and key dates

Welcome Workshop

Race to the finish workshop - 16th January 2017 between 1-2 pm in LHBS 022

Action Plan Submission - 12th April 2017

Auditor training - 24th April 2017 between 1-2 pm in LHBS 022

Audits - between the 1st and 12th May 2017

Celebration event - 23rd June 2017

 

 

Find out more on our Facebook page

Students Think Green

This year the Student's Union are running a number of Green campaigns and initiatives alongside the University and with Chris, our sustainability rep.

 

Think Green!

This campaign is all about simply thinking about what you do on a daily basis. We’ve plenty of reminders popping up around campus, letting you know where the nearest recycle station is or the nearest water fountain.

 Poster advertising the Green Hope Society

We are currently working on putting up “What goes in here?” information at all bins and recycle stations as sometimes it can be unclear which bins are for what.

 

How you can get involved.

 

Green Hope Society 

The Green Hope Society is a very new society wanting to tackle very current issues, we want to explore all possible green avenues within the university, the local community and also the wider world.

 

Got an idea for a campaign or of ways Hope SU can improve on sustainability? Contact Ayo on vpreswelfare@hope.ac.uk