March 31st saw this year’s Sustainability Champions good work be audited by a selection of volunteering students.
What are the Sustainability Champions?
Sustainability Champions are our members of staff promoting sustainable use of their environment for the Green Impact Scheme accreditation.
What is Green Impact?
Green Impact is an NUS lead scheme working with hundreds of organisations to improve workplace sustainability and public engagement. Each team of Sustainability Champions (organised by department) use different criteria from a workbook to go for Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards depending on their achievements.
This was just Green Impacts second year at King’s and we had about 20 office teams across our campuses, and a similar amount of lab teams.
8 Teams submitted their workbooks (with teams aiming for awards between bronze and gold) on the 25th of March and 8 students volunteered to help audit their work last Thursday. From 9.30am to 1pm our auditors were trained by Jessica Naylor from the NUS with help from their laptops (to keep their work paper-less) before being sent off in teams of two to audit our sustainability champion groups. These were between all campuses from the Strand, to Guy’s to Denmark Hill.
All our auditors did an amazing job and so did our sustainability champions. Small issues are being rectified over the next few weeks but we’re super proud of how it went.
The Green Impact awards will be on 5th of July where our teams will receive their awards and celebrate their achievements.
If you’d like to know more about Sustainability Champions you can find information here.
Charles Pegg, Sustainability Projects Assistant