Green Exeter is a new internal accreditation scheme that helps staff “green” their work area. This scheme directly supports the delivery of our values, strategic objectives and environmental targets. It has been successfully piloted in 2016/17 with six teams participating.  Since then the Business School and Psychology department have demonstrated clear leadership by achieving “Exemplar” and “Essentials” level respectively and three new teams have signed up.

Business School Business School
Earth Systems Science College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Egenis College of Social Sciences & International Studies
Mathematics (Laver Building) College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Psychology College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Safety, Health & Wellbeing People Services and Global Partnerships
Sports Office Campus Services
Student Employability & Academic Success Educating and Support Services
Student Information Desk Educating and Support Services

To promote and support the uptake of environmentally sustainable behaviours, 2016/17 saw an increase in the number of engagement events. Estates Services have delivered a suite of staff and student events focussing on travel and carbon reduction. A total of twenty events were delivered across the Streatham and St Luke's campuses.  The team also attended five Offer Holder Visitor Days or Open Days for potential students; as well as four Induction Networking Events for new staff.

The University participated in the "Student Switch Off" Campaign in partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) for the second year in 2016/17. The campaign is designed to encourage students to reduce electricity consumption through an inter-hall competition where the residence with the biggest reduction receives a prize; whilst other prizes are available for levels of engagement with the campaign and for those completing a climate change quiz. Over 1,100 students signed up to the campaign and nearly 1,700 completed the climate change quiz. Mardon Hall won the overall energy saving prize and 67 students were trained as Student Switch Off Ambassadors.